“Poppy Ceremony” funeral sash

Sash: Davidson tartan on front with 48th Highlanders cloth Buckle Badge in centre; red cloth backing; red tassels on ends. Multiple poppies affixed by pins.

This sash is used by Old Comrades Association (OCA) and others at funerals of veterans. The sash is placed on coffin or altar then Highlanders in attendance come forward, salute and place a poppy on the sash. At the conclusion of the funeral the sash is given to the next of kin. This ceremony began after WWII and was initiated by the OCA.


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Poppy Ceremony
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Sgt. Lloyd Tucker
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