That's a tam o' shanter, not a beret. Berets don't have poms nor that band of material flush to the scalp.
Your grandfather was in a Scottish regiment.
Consider cross-posting to /r/canadianForces
I believe you mean to say he was in the Royal Highlanders, 42nd Battalion.
What a nice heirloom. Take good care of it or if you don’t have a proper place for it, donate it to your local war museum or the Canadian War Museum. A lot of my grandfather’s mementos were donated to the latter and were displayed for some time after (if not still on view). I still need to get there.
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Additional info and correction: From other comments in other subs this a tam o' shanter (not beret). My Great Grandfather was in the Royal Highlanders, 42nd Battalion.
Thats a balmoral with a red (probably a fancier colour name) hackle.
Source- me (was in a Scottish Regiment for 3 years)
That is the coolest thing you will ever own in your life.
If you have not already, please watch the Peter Jackson documentary : http://putlockers.fm/watch/oxQPlVvn-they-shall-not-grow-old.html
You will appreciate what you are holding in your hands 100 times more when you hear the voices and see the faces of the men who were actually there.
Good for you, treasure it forever....Learn as much as you can and pass it on
This is AWESOME. Don't ever get rid of it!
That’s amazing, history, especially the world wars are so interesting to me.
I just received my Scottish great-great uncle’s trench watch after it was discovered in a pawn shop. He was part of the CEF (forget the exact regiment) and died in Ypres in 1915.
That's a Balmoral
The blackwatch, out of Montreal?
Post this up on the Canadian forces sub pls!
Can you wear it for Remembrance Day? Or only veterans can wear it that day?
Was his name Boone?
Does it fit?
Wow! That is pretty cool! History is great, and even cooler when it has a connection to you personally. If you want to learn more about The Great War in general, I would highly recommend Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History. He has a 6 part 20+ hour series on WW1 called “Blueprint for Armageddon”
That’s so insanely cool. Respect to you and your ancestor, bud. Preserve it
It might seem like s silly thought but have you thought about donating it to the regimental museum? An item such as this and the story behind deserves to be seen and heard by as many people as possible.
That's so cool 😎
Tbh I thought you found pot in it.
I'm just going to be completely honest and I say that I thought it was a pie
Whatever the head dress is called, I honour him for his service. They were willing to give all so we can have all.
What province was he from OP?
I’m sorry. But I seriously thought this was a pie.
Reach out to the BW Museum and Archives in Montreal - they're one of the few units that held on to all the documentation from their WW1 battalions (13th, 42nd and 73rd Bns, CEF). They probably have information, and possibly even photos or personal effects, of your grandfather. These would not have made their way to LAC in Ottawa.
Love seeing this kind of stuff.
Cherish that and keep it in your family to remember and pay tribute to. Respect sacrifice your Grandfather gave regardless of the political motivations of the First World War. May God watch over him.
If at any part you feel you wish to depart or get rid of, make sure you donate it to a local legion. May we never forget the monstrosities that he had to witness and or repeat what they so bravely fought against.
looks like a raspberry beret, the kind you buy at a second-hand store
How old is your grandfather?..........….............
That's incredible. Unfortunately my ancestors didn't participate in any wars because religious bullshit but I am always impressed by stories of those that did. There is nothing more honorable than sacrificing your life for others. Your great grandfather was a great example of what it means to be a Canadian.
So he was a canadian scotsman who fought on the english side in france against germans because a jugoslavian shot an austrian in hungary?
More Mr Worldwide than Pitbul.
Why is there a chicken nugget on it?
My great grandfather was Scottish and in the trenches of WW1. I thought he said with the Highlander’s but doesn’t make sense as he was Canadian so maybe I heard wrong as a kid. He told me the Brits always put the colonial forces in front to soak up the shot.
When I visited Pakistan, people who would harass us to carry our bags to the car wouldn't take no for an answer. My family used Canadian tire money for them to stop touching our bags.
You're richer than you think
My Dad had a wallet specifically for carrying his Canadian Tire money; one night we had our van broken into (on an acreage to say the least... takes about five minutes to walk to the car alone, ballsy) and they took his wallet full of CT money. They probably thought they cashed in big until they opened it.
You're riiiich, bitch.
We should vote for Sandy McTire to be on all our national currency as well.
Had to have spent a good $800 to get that one dollar back
This is like $4 but I can see it going to the front of r/Canada lol
I've got a massive wad of dough.. worth about $3.85
They've overhauled the program, now if you buy right things at the right time, you can get a lot back.
I got almost 10% back this way when I was buying tools for my auto maintenance.
I hate the nickels, you get tons of them and I dread holding up a line while they count them all out. So I thought, what if I was go to to the CS desk when it's not busy and have them convert the CT nickels to $2 CT bills. I asked, they said no. I was clear, I'm not trying to trade CTM for cash, CTM to CTM. They won't do it. So I toss the nickels in the donation bin they usually have there but I don't see why they won't convert it.
Now you can give like Santa, after saving like Scrooge!
That's about three fiddy.
Not everyone is mister money bags like you. I only have 50c :(
Not quite enough for a wooden Sher-Wood stick, but you’re almost there!
I love reddit.
Thats how mafia works
Make it rain!
After a decade you have enough to pay for gumball and a screwdriver
They’ll take that at the bar at the Done Right Inn on Queen West in Toronto.
Weird flex but ok
A few years ago before they started using rewards cards to track your CT money, my husband and I would buy all our gas from CT and collect the funny money. We'd save it up until we got to about $50 or so, sort it all out and staple the bills into one dollar stacks so it was easier to count out. The cashiers used to haaaaaaate us when we'd cash in our stash.
My mom saves up her funny money, too, but has the CT credit card. I think she's got around $500 in CT money. Bought a new Xmas tree with it this year and still had some left over.
You have a junk drawer in your car?
I always thought CT was so ballsy for doing this.
"$20 in cash, thank you! And the difference is $9.45. Here is $9 in Canadian currency, plus 45 cents in our monopoly money."
i laugh at everyone who doesn’t know you literally pay for that within the price of everything you purchase there
Here is my stash. Been collecting it for years now.
My wife and I will be visiting Banff again for our 9 year anniversary this weekend. We're both pretty excited as this part of the province is just absolutely breathtaking!
03:00? so the light thats being reflected off the mountain and clouds must be coming from the town then?
Who's actually been to The Terry Fox Youth Centre since it was built? (I was there in '85)
That brings back memories.
Pins? I never got any fucking pins..
New Year on the half-hour!
Half hour before the rest of us you cunning bastards
Nice shot! What vantage point did you take this from?
Just wondering so I can overlook the city like this when I go there.
I could see this being sell able in prints.
Oh God how I miss NL. Happy new year guys! Hi
That’s one city where I really want to spend New Years Eve!
Been there last summer, what a magical place! Happy new year!
Great pic!I hope you don't mind but I saved a copy and may frame it for a friend.
Yes b’y! Looks some nice!
East coast the often forgotten bit of Canada, but she is one of the best parts.
Cool what up St. John's!
I don't think this was taken this year, sky was more clear last night
By the bys!
Free hot food, drinks, desserts, heat packs, clothing, scarves, brand new Beanie Babies toys, hygiene kits...all started with just one mom and folks bringing in what they have.
This park is in the middle of downtown Oshawa, which some of you might know as one of the poorest neighborhoods in Ontario.
Love to see stuff like this.
Not much snow in Osh this year?
Where’s the snow? Did you guys ship it over to Manitoba?
So Canadian! :)
the definition of community before the mass release of social media and smartphones
Great picture. Very Canadian.
Decided to check r/canada after a while, this is the first thread I click.
That's a really neat little community rink. Looks like it would be amazing for kids. I wish these were more common in Edmonton... Where was this taken?
"The Badlands Ain't So Bad."
You say that, but this picture was taken on July 15th.
During a parade.
I drove across Canada and back this Fall and honestly I was in love with the prairies. The skies are so amazing.
Looks peaceful. Like the dead lie peacefully sort of way.
Taken somewhere between Brooks & Medicine Hat, tonight.
This isn't the badlands. This just looks like prairie.
This is not a badland, though. This looks more of a prairie. A badland has exposed rocky formations and almost no vegetation.
Looks like Bolton
Love the big sky.
Later on the wind comes up.
So Peaceful Place for Meditation and Relaxation.
The badlands? r/tf2 anyone?
A frozen unforgiving hellscape.
…they're just drawn that way.
Huh, Muhammad Ali is gonna be a father to twins. Cool.
What's old is new again
At this moment he had no idea what could be worse.
Then October arrived...
Fuck Canada Post employees. Time to privatize the mail delivery industry in Canada. They won the lottery with online shopping and are leveraging their winnings against Canadians whenever they can.
Looks like licking up salty corporate ballsacks is passed down through generations
7 - 10 years, that's about the time frame between each major CP strike.
How utterly Canadian.
If you've never experienced the Reindeer Bus in person, I can attest that it plays Christmas standards on little speakers while you're inside.
It's even sorry if you're offended!
Bus, you have nothing to be sorry for.
In Abbotsford I have seen a BC Transit bus fixed up like this, reindeer nose and antlers and a bunch of lights. I am pretty sure it was picking up transit employees for a Christmas Party.
Way too damn early for that crap.
Driving by it would be terribly distracting lol I love it though
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