Within a wreath of thistles on an outline of a maple leaf, a leopard's head full face, on a wreath an annulus inscribed
"Argyll and Sutherland Canada," the Crown superimposed at the top of the annulus, and reflexed over and under the
base of the annulus a scroll bearing the motto "Albainn Gu Brath" (Scotland Forever).
The Argylls, ASHCan(s) and Those Sexy Kilted Bastards ! (this is a piece of history that has been written by themselves
British regiment affiliation
Since 1904, have been affiliated with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's), a regular infantry unit
of the British Army. RHQ is located at Stirling Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
Other allied units
- The Calgary Highlanders (Canada)
- 51st Highland Regiment (UK)
- The Royal New South Wales Regiment (Australia)
- The 1st Battalion (Scinde)
- The Frontier Force Regiment (Pakistan)
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlander tartan No.1a Governmental Black Watch. This tartan is very
similar to that of The Black Watch(The Royal Highland Regiment) but of a lighter hue and smaller sett. As well, the
Argylls' kilts are box pleated while those of The Black Watch are knife pleated.
Furthermore distinguishable, is the elaborate silk ribboned panel on the front flap of the kilt worn by officers and
senior non-commissioned officers.
The double dice is the red and white dicing on the Glengarry cap particular to the Argylls. Other Scottish and Highland
units have a black square alternating with red in the centre row. The double dice was worn by the 93rd Sutherland
Highlanders since their inception in 1803.
- 1903: 91st Highlanders
- 1904: 91st Regiment Canadian Highlanders
- 1920: Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada
- 1927: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)
- 1929: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada
- 1936: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) Machine Gun
- 1941: The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (PL)
During the First World War, Canada equipped and sent overseas between 25 and 30 pipe bands. The pipers of these
bands were classified as combatants on active service. The Kings Rules and Orders has officially maintained this
traditional role for pipers. Records of the Canadian Corps testify to the zeal that they carried out their duties despite the
fact that not all of their employment was "above and beyond the call of duty.
A case in point was the pipers of the 19th (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Battalion who acted as stretcher bearers
until 1916 when they were allowed to play their companies to and from the front lines. The pipers of the 21st Battalion
also began the campaign as stretcher bearers and medical orderlies, but as this work became increasingly more
dangerous, they were withdrawn in order to provide pipe music behind the lines. In action, Canadian pipers were often
employed in secondary duties as stretcher bearers, runners, ammunition and ration carriers and transport individuals.
Frequently they were found at the heart of their companies, playing them into action, and then resuming their primary
duties. Under these these battle conditions many pipers were decorated for valour.
As the final cease fire sounded the end of "the war to end all wars," the skirl of the pipes heralded the entry of Canadian
troops into Mons . The pipes were strongly in evidence as the Canadians made their triumphal trek across the Rhine
First World War
Second World War
Canal du Nord
PURSUIT TO MONS
YPRES , 1917
FRANCE AND FLANDERS , 1915-1918
Kapelsche Veer (click to link)
THE SEINE , 1944
THE LOWER MAAS
NORTH-WEST EUROPE , 1944-1945
Title: Battle Honours
Links to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and affliliated regiments
- Landforces of Britain, the Empire and the Commonwealth;
- The Regimental Rogue
- Official Site of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) of Canada;
- The Bands Of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
- In Memoriam :Captain Malcolm Stewart Smith, Holten Cemetry;
- Pipes & Drums of The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Canada;
- A&SH of Canada en Kapelsche Veer.