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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (9)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_09
PLACENAME
Canada
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1465
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 recalls seeing a large gold nugget, on the Fraser River, Canada (1944). (The image is a Lovat Scouts Cartoon from 1900.)

Roddie: Well, when Ah was there an Ah went tae - Ah told ya where ma sister's people is, where she married?

Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.

Roddie: And Ah, on the Fraser River, an Ah thought I wis - Ah got a big bit like that.

Interviewer: Did ye?

Roddie: Aye. An Ah don't know what happened to it.

Interviewer: Well, ye could do with that now, couldn't ye?

Roddie: Hah!

Interviewer: Am saying ye could do with that big nugget now, [Laughter]

Roddie: Can ye mind what happened to it. Did it get lost?

Mary: Roddie, I'd never seen it.

Roddie: No, Ah think it went missing, Ah think.

Mary: So I think it disappeared. I think somebody flogged it before I appeared.

Roddie: Mmm-hmm

Mary: I didnae see it anyway.

Roddie: Fair old bit, aboot that size.

Interviewer: Aye, aye.

Roddie: Aye. Mmm-hmm. Someone took my photo when Ah was looking at it too.

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 (9)

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 recalls seeing a large gold nugget, on the Fraser River, Canada (1944). (The image is a Lovat Scouts Cartoon from 1900.)<br /> <br /> Roddie: Well, when Ah was there an Ah went tae - Ah told ya where ma sister's people is, where she married?<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: And Ah, on the Fraser River, an Ah thought I wis - Ah got a big bit like that.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Did ye?<br /> <br /> Roddie: Aye. An Ah don't know what happened to it. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Well, ye could do with that now, couldn't ye?<br /> <br /> Roddie: Hah!<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Am saying ye could do with that big nugget now, [Laughter]<br /> <br /> Roddie: Can ye mind what happened to it. Did it get lost?<br /> <br /> Mary: Roddie, I'd never seen it. <br /> <br /> Roddie: No, Ah think it went missing, Ah think.<br /> <br /> Mary: So I think it disappeared. I think somebody flogged it before I appeared. <br /> <br /> Roddie: Mmm-hmm<br /> <br /> Mary: I didnae see it anyway. <br /> <br /> Roddie: Fair old bit, aboot that size.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Aye, aye.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Aye. Mmm-hmm. Someone took my photo when Ah was looking at it too.<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.