Cover: The Regimental Magazine of the 2nd Bn The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)Cover, The Thin Red Line, The Regimental Magazine of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1969Cover, The Thin Red Line, The Regimental Magazine of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders,2008

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Closing Date for The Thin Red Line Magazine

Notes, articles and letters must reach Argyll Headquarters by Friday, 14th March 2014.

Past Issues

There are a few copies of past issues of The Thin Red Line magazine for sale. Please note that not all issues are available and that they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at a cost of £5.00 per copy, which includes postage and packaging to UK addresses only. Please contact Argylls Headquarters for availability; and for rates of overseas postage and packaging.

History of The Thin Red Line Magazine (TRL)

Established in its present form in 1947, the magazine is produced from articles written by all members of the larger “Argylls family”, from serving and territorial soldiers to past members of the Regiment, Cadets and Museum staff.

Prior to 1947 the “Thin Red Line” was published solely as the Regimental Magazine of the 2nd Battalion.  First printed on the 31st January 1894, whilst the Battalion was in India, it was comprised of 16 pages and was priced in Indian coinage at 2 annas. A previous short lived regimental paper had been printed by the 2nd Battalion in 1892 and 1893 entitled the “Sutherland News”.

The 1st Battalion created its own paper the “Regimental News” in February 1884, whilst serving in South Africa, it was priced at 1 penny, consisted of four pages and was produced monthly. Its run came to an end in 1892. A battalion paper was re-instated in 1910,  under the new title of the “Argyllshire Highlanders News”.

Regular issues of both magazines stopped for the duration of World War One. In April 1922, a new issue of the Argyllshire Highlanders News stated “We welcome the news that, contemporary with our rebirth, the old 2nd Battalion magazine will also make a re-appearance”. The TRL magazine continued as the paper of the 2nd Battalion until its last issue in August 1939. Meanwhile the 1st Battalion struggled to produce regular issues and came to an end in 1929, or shortly afterwards. A news sheet entitled the “Thin Red Line” was published in 1944 and 1945, however was not produced again in magazine form until its re-launch in 1947.

History of The Thin Red Line Magazine (TRL)

Established in its present form in 1947, the magazine is produced from articles written by all members of the larger “Argylls family”, from serving and territorial soldiers to past members of the Regiment, Cadets and Museum staff.

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