The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum


The Battalion deployed to Borneo on three, six month operational tours, between 1964 and 1966, in defence of the Federation of Malaysia, which included Northern Borneo, Sarawak and Brunei.

Small groups of well armed and highly trained soldiers from Indonesian, Southern Borneo, were committing terrorist raids across the border against the indigenous population, attacking villages in the jungle as well as military and commercial targets.  From company and platoon bases small teams of Argylls patrolled deep into the dense jungle searching for and reacting to signs of these enemy patrols.  Two significant contacts with the enemy resulted from tracking, follow-up operations and successful ambushes, when several of the enemy were killed.  The first near Pa Butal when Sgt Brian Baty won the Military Medal and the second in the Kandai Border where Lt David Thomson won the Military Cross.

Highland Laddie Book

Highland Laddie Book by Major Hamish Clark

Research Enquiries

Research Enquiries

Do you have a geneological or historical enquiry? 

The Museum's extensive archive has personal and official material which reflects the history of the Regiment. For more information and to submit an enquiry, please visit our "Research Enquiries" page.

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Regimental Toast

Slainte do’n Bhan Righ, slainte dhuibh uile gu leir.

(Health to the Queen, health to you altogether.)