Virag, John Wendel, SINXXXXXX was with the 48th Highlanders from 15 May 70 to 28 Nov 71 when he transferred to the Regular force, Princess Patricia’ Own Regiment.
Robert “Bobby” Spears followed his father Drummer Joe Spears into the 48th Pipes and Drums as a “Boy Drummer” with 2nd (Home) Battalion 48th Highlanders. He was a tenor/bass drummer. After retiring in the 1970s. having reached Compulsory Retirement Age (CRA) Bob continued to play with the band until his death in.
TOS — 13 Feb 48 SOS — 11 Apr 70 RPOR 17/70
Abide with Me – 48th Highlanders Pipes and Drums – music CD Footsteps in Time – Royal Regiment of Canada – 2 music CD
Black nylon belt with brass coloured buckle and 48th Highlanders crest on buckle
Standard issue Glengarry cap with buckle badge issued to G. L. Cassaday. Buckle badge has red cloth insert behind the badge and is set on a black cloth square patch.
Interwar Balmoral cap (made by Wm. Anderson and Sons Edinburgh and Glasgow) with name written inside of cap “Lieut G L Cassaday”. Buckle Badge contains a red cloth background patch and sits on a 2″ x 2″ official Davidson tartan.
Red baseball cap with the 48th Highlanders badge
The 36-inch (99.14 cm) screw pickets, used as supports for barbed wire defences, were introduced c. 1915 as a replacement for timber posts. Crown Iron Works Co. (Minneapolis, MN) made over 10 million of these screw post pickets for WW1, WW2 and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The French name for this type of “steel stake” […]