Letter: Argyll bowler remembered

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I enjoyed seeing the Down Memory lane picture of Argyll Bowling Club members, recorded as being possibly during the 1930s in the Courier, Friday, September 27.

My father Dougal McArthur, who was born in 1904 and passed away in 1971, appears, second from the left in the back row, and is clearly an older man so I think the photograph must have been late 1940s or early 1950s.

He served in the Royal Navy throughout the 1930s and was not demobbed until October 9, 1945. He served in a variety of ships including HMS Europa, Fortitude and Pembroke.

His last posting was to HMS Nimrod barracks, Campbeltown for six months service. Not many sailors were keen to come to Kintyre but it was perfect for him.

I visit Campbeltown every year to see my brother Dougie and brother-in-law Reggie McManus. I am curious to know if anyone knows the whereabouts of one of my school pals, Raymond Levy, whose family left for England.

Leslie McArthur, 72,