the argyll and sutherland highlanders

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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.

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

The Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland are inspected by Her Majesty The Queen during The Royal Colonel’s Parade at Howe Barracks, Canterbury.

Image by Richard Watt
MOD/Crown copyright

(Her Maj looks pleased)

applegrassy replied to your post “Aghhhh yes!! I told Kati weeks ago I had a feeling Harry was playing a…”

How can you tell he’s a Scottish soldier?

originally i had a feeling based on his uniform because it was different from the other young soldiers’ and it kinda looked like what the scottish soldiers wore during WW2. but it was confirmed today with these super HQ pics because of the patch on his shoulder which identifies him as A&SH (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyll_and_Sutherland_Highlanders

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!