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TITLE
Memories of a Lovat Scout (14)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_LOVAT_SCOUT_ROD_CAMPBELL_14
DATE OF RECORDING
2007
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Roddie Campbell
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
1472
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 fellow Lovat Scouts. (The image shows Lovat Scouts on the march, Tain.)

Interviewer: Have you been to any of the reunions?

Roddie: In Inverness?

Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.

Roddie: Ah think Ah was at them all. Aye. Mmm-hmm. But Ah don't think they'll be many left that was at it. There was a chappie passed Inverness - Ah cannae mind what his name is - Angie Cameron. What's the name of his place can you mind?

Mary: Roy Bridge

Roddie: Roy Bridge. An there's one in, I think there's just a chappie, Cowie somewhere. [?] in Inverness or Beauly. And eh-

Mary: Addie Mackenzie.

Roddie: Addie in Inverness.

Mary: Willie Munro at Lairg.

Roddie: There's two at Lairg, an one at Fairburn, an myself..

Mary: Aye, Rod Mackay.

Roddie: Mmm-hmm

Interviewer: That's about six or seven then?

Roddie: About seven. Wait till Ah see; two at Lairg, Addie, Rod Mackay, myself. Six that's left.

Interviewer: Six that's left.

Roddie: Aye. Mmm-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 (14)

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 fellow Lovat Scouts. (The image shows Lovat Scouts on the march, Tain.)<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Have you been to any of the reunions? <br /> <br /> Roddie: In Inverness? <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Mmm-hmm.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Ah think Ah was at them all. Aye. Mmm-hmm. But Ah don't think they'll be many left that was at it. There was a chappie passed Inverness - Ah cannae mind what his name is - Angie Cameron. What's the name of his place can you mind? <br /> <br /> Mary: Roy Bridge<br /> <br /> Roddie: Roy Bridge. An there's one in, I think there's just a chappie, Cowie somewhere. [?] in Inverness or Beauly. And eh-<br /> <br /> Mary: Addie Mackenzie.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Addie in Inverness. <br /> <br /> Mary: Willie Munro at Lairg. <br /> <br /> Roddie: There's two at Lairg, an one at Fairburn, an myself.. <br /> <br /> Mary: Aye, Rod Mackay.<br /> <br /> Roddie: Mmm-hmm<br /> <br /> Interviewer: That's about six or seven then? <br /> <br /> Roddie: About seven. Wait till Ah see; two at Lairg, Addie, Rod Mackay, myself. Six that's left. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Six that's left. <br /> <br /> Roddie: Aye. Mmm-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.