Synonyms for argylls or Related words with argylls
Examples of "argylls"
In the early 1980s, the Dayton RFC and Gem City RFC merged to form the Dayton
RFC. This arrangement lasted until the early 1990s, when the Dayton
RFC and the Wright-Patt Jets RFC merged.
(arrived in December) stayed in matsheds during quarantine period
Stewart was soon returned to his beloved
in Singapore after they had been decimated in the fighting on the mainland. The 250 surviving
were reformed with 210 Royal Marines, survivors from the and the , becoming known as the Plymouth
. Stewart had six days to train the new composite battalion before it was put into action on Singapore Island itself. The Plymouth
suffered heavy casualties during the brief Battle of Singapore. Stewart was evacuated unwillingly from Singapore before its surrender due to the need for experienced officers and men who had proven ability to fight the Japanese Army successfully, an ability rare in the British Army at this time. By the time of the surrender on 15 February the Plymouth
were reduced to 40 officers and men.
Mess dress for officers and senior NCMs is based closely on that worn by the
; Honorary Colonel Mannix approved a new distinctive pattern officers' mess jacket in the 1980s, which featured buttons on a turn-back cuff, which differed from the
However, allegations were made and admitted, of atrocities by Mitchell and the troops under his command. There were also allegations that the
had been guilty of widespread looting. The
used the Chartered Bank building in the Crater as their headquarters and snipers stationed on its roof would shoot at anyone thought to represent a threat in the streets below. A BBC journalist wrote "once we stood together in Crater watching the
stacking, as in a butcher's shop, the bodies of four Arab militants they had just shot and Mad Mitch said: 'It was like shooting grouse, a brace here and a brace there'."
replaced by the 1st Battalion, The King’s Shropshire Light Infantry and quarantined in Kowloon matsheds because of smallpox outbreak on the troop ship from Alexandria
On the night of 26–27 September, the Germans attempted to take advantage of the local inexperience of the recently deployed 154th Brigade. Two serious attacks were mounted, against the 7th Black Watch in Ghyvelde and the 7th
at nearby Bray-Dunes Plage. Both were beaten back, but only after the
' headquarters had been partially occupied and houses in Ghyvelde had been destroyed.
The final British withdrawal from Aden took place in November 1967. Colonel Mitchell and the
arrived back at their Plymouth garrison on 27 November. Unlike all the other battalion commanders from Aden, Mitchell was not decorated, receiving only the Mention in Despatches. In the normal course of events, an OBE might have been routinely awarded to him. It was indicated to him that further advancement was unlikely. Reports began to circulate to the effect that the
were to be disbanded.
The official mascot is a Shetland pony named Cruachan. He was originally the regimental mascot of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders prior to the amalgamation. The first pony mascot was presented to the
in 1929 by HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll and named after Ben Cruachan, a mountain in the
' namesake lieutenancy, and the war cry of Clan Campbell, of whom the Duke of Argyll was chief. The current mascot is Cruachan IV and was presented in late 2012.
mobilized a battalion for the Canadian Active Service Force in June 1940. Prior to this, there were occasional call outs. Beginning in August 1939,
performed guard duty on the local canal and electrical facility, for example. The problems of active duty were myriad. First World War pattern tunics and the kilt were issued until modern Battle Dress was issued, Ross rifles were the only weapons, and hollow pipes and bricks comprised heavy weapons for the mortar platoon.
Finally, "A" Company of the
, the Argyll scout platoon and one squadron of the SARs were moved to a point north of the crossing along the canal to provide a diversion and to test German defences in that area.
Mitchell joined the
when they were sent to Yemen during the Aden Emergency. It was there that he led the highly publicized action which would come to be known as the Battle of the Crater.
Mitchell's critics stated that he was a publicity seeker and that the troops under his command lacked discipline. One High Commission official described the
as "a bunch of Glasgow thugs" (a statement for which he later apologised).
The current squad logo, which gives the squad its nickname of Flying Pigs, is a winged wild boar, which was chosen as a merger of the
’ boar logo and the Wright Patt Jets' jet aircraft logo.
Long after the war, a former sergeant in the
said of the young officer: "See, yon Brand. He was a very brave lad. Mind you he was clumsy too. Ought to have got an MC."
Community support has been symbolic, material, and artistic. In 1972, Hamilton granted the
the Freedom of the City. The Ontario government has erected heritage plaques to two
(Pipe-Officer Charles Davidson Dunbar, D.C.M. and Acting Sergeant John Rennie, G.C. 1919-1943) on the Armouries' outer walls (the only regiment in the Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Toronto area to be so distinguished). Retired Colours hang in three Hamilton churches and there is a continuing affiliation with Central Presbyterian Church. The local business community contributed generously to the Argyll Regimental Foundation. Local, provincial, and national funds underwrote the project (1984–91) and publication (1996) of "Black Yesterdays: The
' War", a pictorial history of the Regiment in the Second World War.
were supported along the southern slopes of Longstop by two squadrons of the North Irish Horse. Behind heavy concentrations of artillery, the Highlanders went up the Djebel Ahmera ridge through heavy machine-gun fire, advancing in box formation through a cornfield. As they reached the base of the hill the commanding officer, Colin McNabb, was killed by shellfire and the attack soon lost cohesion but Major 'Jock' Anderson soon took over command and urged the
to press on. Despite heavy casualties, the
climbed up the hill and were soon among the defenders and started to eliminate the ring of machine gun nests. For inspiring his men and eliminating strong points during the fighting around Djebel Ahmea, Anderson was later awarded the Victoria Cross. The citation for Anderson's award stated:
Through Moerbrugge, the Scheldt, Kapelsche Veer, and the Hochwald Gap to Friesoythe, the Küsten Canal, and Bad Zwischenahn, the
were successful against the enemy — but there was more. Their losses (267 killed and 808 wounded) were the lowest in the l0th Brigade and their successes constant. Cynicism is a soldier's rightful lot and the
' never lost it. Self-satisfaction came with, and was sustained only by, success — a success sustained despite the successive wholesale turnovers in the rifle companies. Neither quality was lost during ten months of battle. It made them as Capt Claude Bissell once remarked ""a happy regiment and a formidable one in action.""
Just after noon the
heard the sound of approaching planes. Three F-51 Mustangs of the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing circled Hill 282 where the British displayed their white recognition panels. The North Koreans on Hill 388 also displayed white panels. To his dismay, Captain Radcliff of the tactical air control party was unable to establish radio contact with the flight of F-51's. Suddenly, at 12:15, the Mustangs attacked the wrong hill; they dropped napalm bombs onto the
' position and also strafed them with 50 calibre machine-gun fire.
By 6.30 am, Shimada's tanks were approaching the next battalion, the 2nd Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders under Lt. Col. Lindsay Robertson. The 2nd
were positioned around the village of Trolak itself and protected Stewart's 12th Brigade H.Q. This was a regular British Army battalion and very experienced, considered to be one of the best jungle fighting units the British had in Malaya. The
were in a defensive position but without fixed anti-tank obstacles or mines. They had only a little warning of the rapidly approaching Japanese by the arrival of a few panic-stricken sepoys from the Hyderabads to erect a roadblock. Even with that warning though, the first four of Shimada's tanks were mistaken for Punjab Bren Carriers and drove straight through the
, neatly dividing the battalion. These four tanks then headed for the railway bridge. The arrival of the remainder of Shimada's main force and Ando's infantry soon after, split the
completely and cut them off from the road. The
were reduced to many small groups but they fought ferociously and managed to delay the Japanese infantry longer than either of the other two battalions, holding them up until about 7.30 am. The force east of the road (C and B Companies) under Col. Robertson fought their way into the rubber estate and tried to flank the Japanese advance by heading south through the jungle inland and breaking up into small parties. Six weeks later some of these soldiers would still be in the jungle. A Company (commanded by Lt. Donald Napier, a descendant of British General Charles Napier), west of the road, managed to break out of the encircling Japanese and cross the river before the rail bridge was blown. D Company, further north than Napier's company, suffered the same fate as Robertson's party of
, having to scatter into the jungle and attempt to reach British lines. Most of D Company would be captured before they could reach the river. Only 94
answered roll call on 8 January, nearly all from Napier's A Company.
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