By William McElwee, Michael Roffe
On 1 July 1881 Viscount Cardwell's wholesale reorganisation of the British military introduced into lifestyles Priness Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. either had existed as separate regiments even earlier than their authentic incorporation into the British military and at the face of it, this appeared a hugely inconceivable union, Being separated either geographically and traditionally - they'd by no means even served jointly within the related theatre. but, as heritage has proven, this not likely mixture proved to be an immense good fortune. William McElwee tells the tale of this most renowned of regiments which has served with contrast in international wars and past.
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Consequently, for two years the 91st were only on the fringe of great events in Ethiopia, Palestine and the Western Desert. Swollen by miscellaneous attachments, they formed a 'Beach Brick' - a special organization to control the landing of reinforcements and stores across the beaches - for the landings in Sicily and Italy. But only after the Sangro crossing did they find themselves back in the firing line as an infantry battalion for the crossing of the Rapido and the great Cassino battle. Thereafter, in the 8th Army's great drive The Mons drum.
Major Muir nevertheless rallied the surviving 5 officers and 35 men and reoccupied the still burning hill. s. The Battalion had lost one company, killed almost to a man, and many more wounded. But reinforcements were available, and with characteristic resilience it was back in the forefront of the advance which was halted and turned back by the intervention of Chinese 'volunteers'. During a bleak winter campaign reminiscent of the Crimea they again hit the headlines when they went to the rescue of a hard-pressed American artillery battalion which was running out of rifle ammunition.
Pipes and D r u m s of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1968 (Crown copyright) on 20 J a n u a r y 1971, showed itself fully capable of shouldering the enormous burden of 150 years of glorious regimental history. By the end of the summer it was already reliably reported to have transformed in a most lively manner the social, sporting, and even the military life of the garrison of Gibraltar. So there will be no difficulties in restoring the Battalion to its former glories, and So the end of the story has yet to be written.