BACKGROUND: The local Scottish community in Winnipeg lobbied the government for a Highland regiment to which the initial steps were taken to form Western Canada's first Highland Regiment. On February 1, 1910, the 79th Highlanders were official and received its first stand of Colours presented by Mrs. D.C. Cameron, wife of the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. The availability of the number "79" was fortuitous and enabled the new Canadian regiment to adopt the regimental number of a famous regiment in Scotland, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders who had been raised in 1793 as the 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of Foot.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A stamped white metal showing St. Andrew with Cross standing atop a mount surrounded by a wreath of thistle with scrolls inscribed "Queen’s Own" "Cameron Highlanders" and " of Canada." The reverse is a mirror image of the front with two lugs. The manufacture name is present to the reverse. The badge measures approximately 6cm x 6cm.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $89.00

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