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The Tabaris highlanders 1939

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Title: The Tabaris Highlanders 1939
Published by: Aileron Publishing
Page number: 40 A5
Published date: 20/11/19
ISBN Number: 978 1 5272 4787 1

The Tabaris Highlanders arrived in Port Stanley, The Falkland Islands, aboard the Lafonia escorted by a destroyer. Their role was to prepare defences in the islands if there was a German Raid. The small book includes unpublished pictures of their activities while there from 27th September 1939 to 8th December 1939 just days before the Battle of the River Plate.

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The Tabaris Nightclub on Calle Corrientes, in Buenos Aires, 84 years ago, mischievously
became the group name The Tabaris Highlanders. My uncle Corky Robinson and thirty-two volunteers from the Argentinian and Uruguayan communities were handpicked by Ray
Martin SIS and Colonel Reginald Russell CVO CBE DSO Military Attaché in Buenos Aires. Although initially laughing when told that war was imminent, they made a register of willing volunteers early in September. They were secretly dispatched in small groups to Montevideo, some still wearing cricket sweaters after a match at the Hurlingham Club. Destined for Port Stanley/Puerto Argentino, they had little idea the SS Lafonia was heading for the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas.

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Listen to a radio interview with Richard Loraine-Smith from 6th December 2019

Colin Leslie Grant probably the youngest Tabaris Highlander was KIA during Operation Husky in Sicily.

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