1st Battalion

The Argyll and Sutherland



History from 1972 to 28th March 2006


 Latest Update: Added more pictures to Osnabruck page

This is an unofficial web site, the information,  photographs, maps, etc have been extracted and modified from various sources and publications.

All photographs are the property of Home Headquarters Argylls and may not be reproduced or copied without permission from HHQ Argylls.

Email address for Home Headquarters Argylls - rhq@argylls.co.uk or museum@argylls.co.uk




To see the battalion history from 1945 to 1971 please visit




28th March 2006


1st Battalion

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

was renamed

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

5th Battalion
The Royal Regiment of Scotland



Roll of Honour


 Click links to see short history of the Argylls for relevant years




1972 to 1980



1981 to 1990





1991 to 2000



2001 to 2010




Click links to see history by location


Kirknewton 1972 1974

Northern Ireland Tours

Osnabruck 1974 - 1978

Catterick 1978 1980

Hong Kong - 1979

Ballykelly 1980 1982

Cyprus 1982 1984

Edinburgh 1984 - 1986

Colchester 1986 1989

Falklands 1986 - 1987

Minden 1989 - 1993

Folkestone 1993 - 1995

Edinburgh 1995 2001

Belfast 2001 2003

Canterbury 2003 -

Iraq 2004

Bosnia 2005


Special Feature Pages

These pages may have large picture files please be patient


Combat 90

  Officers and Sergeants Mess Photos

Commanding Officers

Email Contact List

Company and Platoon Photographs

Regimental Sergeant Majors

Depot & Training Pictures 1970's

Argylls at Rest




Links to other Military sites

For a detailed history of the battalion up to 1945 including uniforms and music please visit Harry Aitken's Argyll and Sutherland Web Site http://www.theargylls.co.uk

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Association


Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

Royal Regiment of Scotland Web Site http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regts/scots/index.htm
Britain's Small Wars. The History of British Military conflicts from 1945 onwards http://www.britains-smallwars.com


Message Boards

Veterans Message Board http://pub3.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=201792944
Proud Argylls Message Board http://www.quicktopic.com/41/H/CXizxhNcsLv3
Veterans Website http://www.argylls-veterans.co.uk/
DUNOON and COWAL Argylls Branch Web Site



 If you would like to contribute to this site, with either photographs, or articles please contact me below.

This site is still under construction any comments or corrections are very welcome.

E-mail ayoung287@msn.com

Alan Young ex C/Sgt 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


Updated: 12 February 2015