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TIOTAL
Ceannairc Salerno (5 de 15)
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_HUGHFRASER_05
LINN
1990an
CRUTHADAIR
Hugh Fraser
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1669
KEYWORDS
ar-a-mach
An Dara Cogadh
Feachd na Tìre
Territorials
claistinneach

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'S e Ùisdean Friseal, às Inbhir Nis, fear de na saighdearan a bha ann an ar-a-mach Salerno san t-Sultain 1943, nuair a dhiùlt 192 fir òrdain a ghabhail aig àm ionnsaigh nan Co-fheachdan air an Eadailt a deas. Chaidh na ceannaircich a sgaradh roimhe bho na h-aonadan aca ann an Afraga a Tuath. Ged a chaidh innse dhaibh gum biodh iad a' tilleadh chun nan aonadan aca fhèin ann an Salerno, fhuair iad a-mach gun robh iad air an cur ann am buidhnean còmhla ri na feachdan Ameireaganach a bha a' sabaid airson a' bhaile. Dhiùlt iad cumail ri na h-òrdain, ag ràdh gun deach breugan innse dhaibh, ach às dèidh siud chaidh an cur gu deuchainn-cùirte agus fhuaradh iad ciontach. An toiseach chaidh triùir shàirdseantan a chur fo bhinn bàis - air ìsleachadh a-rithist gu prìosan fad dà bhliadhn' deug. Fhuair na corpailearan binn de dheich bliadhna agus an fheadhainn eile, seachd bliadhna an duine. Ach às dèidh siud chaidh dàil a chur air a h-uile binn, fhad 's nach biodh mì-mhodh sam bith tuilleadh ann. Ach cha deach mathanas oifigeil a thoirt seachad a-riamh.

Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo, air a chlàradh an toiseach sna 1990an airson 'Moray Firth People', tha Ùisdean a' bruidhinn air mar a dh'èirich dha san ar-a-mach.
Interviewer: Now, throughout this Hugh there was no actual physical resistance. There was no armed rebellion as such?

That's correct. When the word mutiny is mentioned you perhaps think of, you know, Captain Blyth and the Bounty and men going about shouting and bawling and waving their swords and their guns about. This was the quietest mutiny which ever happened at any time. We stood still, there was no uproar, and as I've said again, and I'll repeat it, there was no coercion whatsoever. It was an individual effort. Each man - these men, they'd come through a hard war - they were fully capable of making up their own minds. And I've said, I was not going. I explained to the lads that I wasn't going, but if they wanted to go they could go. If they didn't want to go, well they could stand still with me. And it was the quietest mutiny that has ever been known. There was no shouting, no fury. It was all done very, very quietly.

Interviewer: And do you still maintain, Hugh, that there was no plot amongst the lads to say, right we're not going to go along with this? This was all individual decisions.

It was an individual effort. Each one of us, strange to say, we had our minds made up just more or less at the same time. From the time that announcement was made over the tannoy on the ship in the Mediterranean our minds were made up then. Each man had made his own mind up. There was no - no little groups discussing the thing saying, we should do this or we should do that. It was utterly and entirely an individual effort.

Interviewer: After those that agreed to leave the parade left, what was the format of the parade after that, Hugh?

Just the same as what it had been. Our morale was very, very, very low at the time because we were sleeping out in the open; we didn't have much food; and things were kinda rough.

Interviewer: Did you have all the equipment you needed?

I think I had a rifle; I'd no ammunition. Some of the other lads had no rifle, no ammunition. Some had ammunition, no rifles. It was a most disorganised affair altogether.

Interviewer: Do you think in that condition they'd have been fit to act as reinforcements for anyone else, Hugh?

Well, I certainly would have been fit. I was more or less fully fit; I still had one or two of my desert sores showing but I was fully fit to go to another unit. Lots of the lads weren't fully fit. Many of those who embarked on these ships away back in Tripoli should still have been hospital cases but, as I said away back, they were so keen to return to their own units, they came notwithstanding they were unfit

Airson stiùireadh mu bhith a’ cleachdadh ìomhaighean agus susbaint eile, faicibh duilleag ‘Na Cumhaichean air Fad.’
’S e companaidh cuibhrichte fo bharantas clàraichte ann an Alba Àir. SC407011 agus carthannas clàraichte Albannach Àir. SC042593 a th’ ann an High Life na Gàidhealtachd.
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Ceannairc Salerno (5 de 15)

1990an

ar-a-mach; An Dara Cogadh; Feachd na Tìre; Territorials; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: The Salerno Mutiny

'S e Ùisdean Friseal, às Inbhir Nis, fear de na saighdearan a bha ann an ar-a-mach Salerno san t-Sultain 1943, nuair a dhiùlt 192 fir òrdain a ghabhail aig àm ionnsaigh nan Co-fheachdan air an Eadailt a deas. Chaidh na ceannaircich a sgaradh roimhe bho na h-aonadan aca ann an Afraga a Tuath. Ged a chaidh innse dhaibh gum biodh iad a' tilleadh chun nan aonadan aca fhèin ann an Salerno, fhuair iad a-mach gun robh iad air an cur ann am buidhnean còmhla ri na feachdan Ameireaganach a bha a' sabaid airson a' bhaile. Dhiùlt iad cumail ri na h-òrdain, ag ràdh gun deach breugan innse dhaibh, ach às dèidh siud chaidh an cur gu deuchainn-cùirte agus fhuaradh iad ciontach. An toiseach chaidh triùir shàirdseantan a chur fo bhinn bàis - air ìsleachadh a-rithist gu prìosan fad dà bhliadhn' deug. Fhuair na corpailearan binn de dheich bliadhna agus an fheadhainn eile, seachd bliadhna an duine. Ach às dèidh siud chaidh dàil a chur air a h-uile binn, fhad 's nach biodh mì-mhodh sam bith tuilleadh ann. Ach cha deach mathanas oifigeil a thoirt seachad a-riamh.<br /> <br /> Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo, air a chlàradh an toiseach sna 1990an airson 'Moray Firth People', tha Ùisdean a' bruidhinn air mar a dh'èirich dha san ar-a-mach.<br /> Interviewer: Now, throughout this Hugh there was no actual physical resistance. There was no armed rebellion as such?<br /> <br /> That's correct. When the word mutiny is mentioned you perhaps think of, you know, Captain Blyth and the Bounty and men going about shouting and bawling and waving their swords and their guns about. This was the quietest mutiny which ever happened at any time. We stood still, there was no uproar, and as I've said again, and I'll repeat it, there was no coercion whatsoever. It was an individual effort. Each man - these men, they'd come through a hard war - they were fully capable of making up their own minds. And I've said, I was not going. I explained to the lads that I wasn't going, but if they wanted to go they could go. If they didn't want to go, well they could stand still with me. And it was the quietest mutiny that has ever been known. There was no shouting, no fury. It was all done very, very quietly.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: And do you still maintain, Hugh, that there was no plot amongst the lads to say, right we're not going to go along with this? This was all individual decisions.<br /> <br /> It was an individual effort. Each one of us, strange to say, we had our minds made up just more or less at the same time. From the time that announcement was made over the tannoy on the ship in the Mediterranean our minds were made up then. Each man had made his own mind up. There was no - no little groups discussing the thing saying, we should do this or we should do that. It was utterly and entirely an individual effort.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: After those that agreed to leave the parade left, what was the format of the parade after that, Hugh?<br /> <br /> Just the same as what it had been. Our morale was very, very, very low at the time because we were sleeping out in the open; we didn't have much food; and things were kinda rough.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Did you have all the equipment you needed?<br /> <br /> I think I had a rifle; I'd no ammunition. Some of the other lads had no rifle, no ammunition. Some had ammunition, no rifles. It was a most disorganised affair altogether.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you think in that condition they'd have been fit to act as reinforcements for anyone else, Hugh?<br /> <br /> Well, I certainly would have been fit. I was more or less fully fit; I still had one or two of my desert sores showing but I was fully fit to go to another unit. Lots of the lads weren't fully fit. Many of those who embarked on these ships away back in Tripoli should still have been hospital cases but, as I said away back, they were so keen to return to their own units, they came notwithstanding they were unfit