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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (1)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_01
PLACENAME
Loch Ussie
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1454
KEYWORDS
World War 2
World War II
Second World War
2nd World War
wars
Armed Forces
army
battalions
regiments
campaign
campaigns
battles
military
audio

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Roddie Campbell of Tollie of Brahan Croft, Lochussie, is one of the last few surviving Lovat Scouts. In this audio recording he talks about joining the regiment when World War II broke out. (The image is a Lovat Scouts Cartoon from 1900.)

Roddie: I think I was in Nairnside when it -

Mary: When the war broke out.

Roddie: When the war broke out.

Interviewer: When war broke out?

Roddie: D'ye know where Nairnside is?

Interviewer: Mm-hmm.

Roddie: A keeper there.

Interviewer: A keeper?

Roddie: Mm-hmm. A gamekeeper. But I was left - the head keeper went off, he went off at the beginning of the war - and I was left to finish his shooting in 1940, or 1930-, 39.

Mary: Then when you went to Inverness to join up you never got back to make your bed, did you?

Roddie: No for s-

Mary - You did the dishes.

Roddie: How long was it before I got back? Six weeks or something, to make my bed. Well, we had - we wis called up on the second o January 1940 an we never got back till aboot six weeks, if Ah mind right, cos the bed was there, not made or anything, since I came back.

Now part of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Lovat Scouts were first formed for service in the Second Boer War in 1900 by the 16th Lord Lovat, Simon Joseph Fraser. After the war, in 1903, two regiments were formed - the 1st and 2nd Lovat Scouts. Skilled in marksmanship, field craft and military tactics, the two regiments were involved extensively in World War I. One regiment was disbanded in 1922. During World War II, Lovat Scouts were garrisoned in the Faroe Islands before seeing active service in Italy from 1944 to the end of the war.

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Memories of a Lovat Scout (1)

ROSS: Fodderty

2000s

World War 2; World War II; Second World War; 2nd World War; wars; Armed Forces; army; battalions; regiments; campaign; campaigns; battles; military; audio

Am Baile

Am Baile: Memories of a Lovat Scout

Roddie Campbell of Tollie of Brahan Croft, Lochussie, is one of the last few surviving Lovat Scouts. In this audio recording he talks about joining the regiment when World War II broke out. (The image is a Lovat Scouts Cartoon from 1900.)<br /> <br /> Roddie: I think I was in Nairnside when it -<br /> <br /> Mary: When the war broke out.<br /> <br /> Roddie: When the war broke out.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: When war broke out?<br /> <br /> Roddie: D'ye know where Nairnside is?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: A keeper there.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: A keeper?<br /> <br /> Roddie: Mm-hmm. A gamekeeper. But I was left - the head keeper went off, he went off at the beginning of the war - and I was left to finish his shooting in 1940, or 1930-, 39. <br /> <br /> Mary: Then when you went to Inverness to join up you never got back to make your bed, did you?<br /> <br /> Roddie: No for s-<br /> <br /> Mary - You did the dishes.<br /> <br /> Roddie: How long was it before I got back? Six weeks or something, to make my bed. Well, we had - we wis called up on the second o January 1940 an we never got back till aboot six weeks, if Ah mind right, cos the bed was there, not made or anything, since I came back.<br /> <br /> Now part of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Lovat Scouts were first formed for service in the Second Boer War in 1900 by the 16th Lord Lovat, Simon Joseph Fraser. After the war, in 1903, two regiments were formed - the 1st and 2nd Lovat Scouts. Skilled in marksmanship, field craft and military tactics, the two regiments were involved extensively in World War I. One regiment was disbanded in 1922. During World War II, Lovat Scouts were garrisoned in the Faroe Islands before seeing active service in Italy from 1944 to the end of the war.