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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (2)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_02
PLACENAME
Faroe Islands
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1455
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 his time spent in the Faroe Islands (1940-42). (The image shows the Lovat Scouts return from South Africa, 1901-02.)

Interviewer: Were you in the Faroe Islands?

Roddie: Yes, two years, yes. Two years. The nicest people we ever met. They were all really nice people. Well, we had a lot o, ye know, people coming in from Norway an all that places, collecting and - Planes used to come over. Shot one down too as long as Ah mind, aye. But ye got a while in all the island. We walked over every one o that wee island. Well the - Ah think there's two that's not occupied. Tórshavn was the biggest island - well it was the town - biggest town on the islands. But they were nice people. Aye. We went back after - when did we go back?

Mary: About thirty years ago.

Roddie: 1978 and they were better to us than in our own country. They wouldna take nothing for it - keeping us - an they took on tours an all that. They were really nice. But we had a lot of them here after the war. We had them here - really nice people.

Interviewer: Mm-hmm.

Roddie: Mm-hmm.

Interviewer: And did you see anybody - when you back in the seventies - did you see anybody that you knew from before?

Roddie: Yes, oh yes. Mm-hmm. Quite a lot.

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 (2)

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 his time spent in the Faroe Islands (1940-42). (The image shows the Lovat Scouts return from South Africa, 1901-02.)<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Were you in the Faroe Islands?<br /> <br /> Roddie: Yes, two years, yes. Two years. The nicest people we ever met. They were all really nice people. Well, we had a lot o, ye know, people coming in from Norway an all that places, collecting and - Planes used to come over. Shot one down too as long as Ah mind, aye. But ye got a while in all the island. We walked over every one o that wee island. Well the - Ah think there's two that's not occupied. Tórshavn was the biggest island - well it was the town - biggest town on the islands. But they were nice people. Aye. We went back after - when did we go back?<br /> <br /> Mary: About thirty years ago.<br /> <br /> Roddie: 1978 and they were better to us than in our own country. They wouldna take nothing for it - keeping us - an they took on tours an all that. They were really nice. But we had a lot of them here after the war. We had them here - really nice people. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Mm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And did you see anybody - when you back in the seventies - did you see anybody that you knew from before?<br /> <br /> Roddie: Yes, oh yes. Mm-hmm. Quite a lot.<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.