Without his HQ vehicles Gatehouse was forced to adopt a more unusual mode of transport. The regimental history of the Transvaal Scottish records:
" ...in sailed Alex Gatehouse, the gay cavalier of the armour..........with a rug belted around his waist like a kilt, riding into battle seated in an arm-chair strapped to the top of a tank. Gatehouse.....was a man after Pienaar's heart.."
That is too much to resist.