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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (4)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_04
PLACENAME
Faroe Islands
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1458
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 remembers how several scouts married local Faroese women (1940-42). (The image shows Lovat Scouts on the march, Tain.)

Roddie: A lot o, ye know, a lot o the army married the lassies too.

Interviewer: Mm-hmm.

Roddie: Cos Ah think when we came home there were a lot o lassies in the boat from where we left it, aye.

Interviewer: And they came back here and just set - The girls that they married came back here and just set up home here?

Mary: I think so.

Roddie: Yes, oh yes, aye. I don't think any of them went back [?] As far as Ah know none of them ever went back. How many o them cam here, can ye mind?

Mary: Just Lily and Ella. Oh, an that - other fellow, can't remember his name, he was younger though, I think he must have been a son of an older person -

Interviewer: Mm-hmm.

Mary: - during the war.

Interviewer: Mm-hmm.

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 (4)

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 remembers how several scouts married local Faroese women (1940-42). (The image shows Lovat Scouts on the march, Tain.)<br /> <br /> Roddie: A lot o, ye know, a lot o the army married the lassies too.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Cos Ah think when we came home there were a lot o lassies in the boat from where we left it, aye.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And they came back here and just set - The girls that they married came back here and just set up home here?<br /> <br /> Mary: I think so.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Yes, oh yes, aye. I don't think any of them went back [?] As far as Ah know none of them ever went back. How many o them cam here, can ye mind?<br /> <br /> Mary: Just Lily and Ella. Oh, an that - other fellow, can't remember his name, he was younger though, I think he must have been a son of an older person -<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Mary: - during the war.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mm-hmm.<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.