Historical Notes: Sock It to 'Em, Argylls

It has less seniority (168 years) than any other Scottish regiment, and many of its "Highlander" troops come from Glasgow or London. Still, that has not prevented the British army's Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders from enjoying a reputation almost as fierce as that of the mountain lairds of ancient Scotland. Some of the kilted troops, in fact, especially when the skirling of the pipers is loudest, trace the beginning of the regiment to "the licking we gave the English at Bannockburn" in 1314, when Scotland won temporary independence. Last week Britain...

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