the argyll and sutherland highlanders


British Highland Officer’s Cross Hilt Broadsword, c.1901-10

British Edward VII Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Officer’s Field Service Sword, double edge fullered blade 32.5" by McClymont, Glasgow, etched with royal cipher, ‘L’ interlaced and entwined, and foliage. Associated crosspiece (Royal Scots pattern), fish skin grip, steel pommel.


Russian pioneers sword and small percussion pistol belonging to Andrew Drummond of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on display at their regimental museum in Stirling Castle

Drummond recovered the sword while serving in the Crimea and unusually for a private in the army he carried this pistol as well as his rifle.

He was awarded a medal for distinguished conduct during the war.


British Pattern 1821/1892 Officer’s Sword

A late-Victorian Rifles officer’s sword by Wilkinson, to an officer of note. As you may notice, the hilt of this sword has been changed to a 3-bar as found in the artillery - the reason for this is unclear. The Wilkinson blade is numbered to 1900 and has etched on it the emblem of the Rifles and the initials and crests of Alfred Erskine Bonham-Carter (related to the actress of the same name). Bonham-Carter commissioned into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in January 1901. He served with the KRRC in South Africa in 1901-02. He served in WW1 as the Adjutant of the 8th Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. It could have been during this period that the hilt of this sword was changed to a 3-bar. The scabbard is in nice condition and of the India service type with nickel-plated fittings.

Band Master Will Casson-Smith guards a set of 100-year-old bagpipes as Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell plays at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks on May 4th 2016 in London, England. The bagpipes belonged to a Pipe Major of the Regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who died after becoming ill in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme during the First World War. Credit: Getty Images/Jack Taylor

Disclaimer about Harry playing a Scottish character in Dunkirk: Ok so yesterday I had been really excited when we saw the patch on Harry’s uniform because it indicated he was part of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders which was the Scottish regiment in Dunkirk during WW2.  I said that I believed it meant he would be playing a Scottish soldier. Now, while I still believe that, I want to put a disclaimer that not every soldier in the A&SH was Scottish. So it’s very possible that Harry will be speaking with his normal accent. However, the reason I think it’s more likely for him to be playing a Scottish character is that this is not real life, it’s a movie.  And I would be confused as to why Nolan would make Harry’s character part of the A&SH regiment if he was English.  Why not just have him be in an English regiment then? So idk.. I still think it’s an indication of him playing a Scottish character, but obviously it’s not /required/ so.. guess we shall see!