“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb
It’s 1943. A young Hugh Ewart aged eighteen arrives by train at Spean Bridge. He is part of a band of recruits from across the armed services that have been selected to do the newly created Commando course on the Achnacarry Estate. On disembarking the train they are told they have to speed-march eight miles up to Achnacarry Castle in under an hour. Failure to do so means being immediately returned to unit (RTU).