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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (10)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_10
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1466
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 using his skis after the war. (The image shows the Lovat Scouts return from South Africa, 1901-02.)

Roddie: When we wis demobbed we got our skis because it was the Canadian Government gave us our skis; ye know, they got their own skis.

Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.

Roddie: I did ski somewhere. Oh aye, when I came back I wis asked tae kill deer up at Achnasheen, an Ah had ma skis up there with me, aye.

Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.

Roddie: Yeh. It wis [?] ye know, ye couldna take horses out up there when it wis very snowy. Ye used to drag en home wi the skis. Aye. Five at a time, maybe, or six.

Interviewer: Mmm.

Roddie: Think Ah killed - What did Ah kill, something like two hundred and fifty?

Mary: A lot anyway.

Roddie: Eh?

Mary: A lot.

Roddie: Yes. An there were two years before Ah got paid for killing them.

Mary: I wouldn't have stayed that long! [Laughter]

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 (10)

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 using his skis after the war. (The image shows the Lovat Scouts return from South Africa, 1901-02.)<br /> <br /> Roddie: When we wis demobbed we got our skis because it was the Canadian Government gave us our skis; ye know, they got their own skis.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: I did ski somewhere. Oh aye, when I came back I wis asked tae kill deer up at Achnasheen, an Ah had ma skis up there with me, aye. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Yeh. It wis [?] ye know, ye couldna take horses out up there when it wis very snowy. Ye used to drag en home wi the skis. Aye. Five at a time, maybe, or six.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Think Ah killed - What did Ah kill, something like two hundred and fifty? <br /> <br /> Mary: A lot anyway.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Eh?<br /> <br /> Mary: A lot.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Yes. An there were two years before Ah got paid for killing them.<br /> <br /> Mary: I wouldn't have stayed that long! [Laughter]<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.