Stuart Christie: 'Kirkwall, County Show Day, August 1979: We didn’t have a tent for ‘The Free-Winged Eagle’ (given the ever-present possibility of rain on show day) so we rang Territorial Army HQ in Inverness (who always had an army recruitment stand at the show) and told them we were an Orcadian 'self-help group' and could they help us out by lending us a tent. Not only did they kindly agree to provide us with a tent, they also erected it for us — right next to their marquee (see the TA flag). You can imagine their surprise — and embarrassment — when we turned up with anarchist flags, badges, records, magazines and of course anti-militarist and ‘Troops Out’ publications. Mind you, the OC handled it all very gracefully, but no doubt they learned to ask a few more questions in subsequent years. What larks, Pip.'