FIFTY YEARS AGO Thurs­day Novem­ber 7, 1968

Lussa Dam ‘blown up’

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

Lussa Dam was ‘blown up’ on Tues­day night by a pa­trol of the First Bat­tal­ion the Black Watch but in the process they lost four men, cap­tured by men of the Queen’s Own High­landers. Peo­ple in Kin­tyre, how­ever, need have no fear for their elec­tric­ity sup­plies since the ‘ac­tion’ was all part of one of the big­gest mil­i­tary ex­er­cises ever held in Ar­gyll. The ‘enemy’ in the ex­er­cise was the Black Watch, about 200 of them, who were sup­posed to be guer­ril­las from North Kin­tyre ha­rass­ing South Kin­tyre. And a ‘United Na­tions’ force, men and women of the First Bat­tal­ion the Queen’s Own High­landers, were called in to help South Kin­tyre. The UN force ar­rived in Camp­bel­town on Mon­day, hav­ing crossed from Fair­lie in the Bri­tish Rail car ferry Glen San­nox. From the Old Quay, they marched to Kin­loch Park where a large num­ber of spec­ta­tors saw them board Wes­sex he­li­copters which whisked them away to the ‘front line’.

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