Presentation of Colours in Ottawa, 5 July 1967

above taken from the programme

Colours of the Canadian Guards

The photos are of the Bn Colours just before they were reinstalled in the foyer of Government House. As you know Mdme Clarkson replaced them with a tapestry. Mdme. Jean has restored them to their original position as approved by Roland Michner. (Gerry Wharton July 2006)

1st Battalion, The Queen's Colour

2. 3 0 1st Battalion. The Colours of the 1st Battalion were presented by The Governor-General, His Excellency the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, PC, CH, DCL, LLD, at Camp Petawawa on 5 October 1951.

2. 3 0 1 Queen's Colour. Gules (crimson); in the centre, the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen, ensigned with the St Edward's Crown; in the base, the Regimental Device, three maple leaves conjoined on one stem; all in gold.

 

 

 
Actual

1st Battalion, The Regimental Colour (presented 1967)

1951?

2 . 3 0 2 Regimental Colour. The Grand Union; in the centre the badge of No.3 Company, a fleur de lis, gold alluding to the Arms of the Province of Quebec, surmounting a scroll bearing the numeral "III" and ensigned with the St Edward's Crown; in the base, the Regimental Device, three maple leaves conjoined on one stem; in the dexter canton, the numeral "I", all in gold.
Actual

2nd Battalion, The Queen's Colour

2 . 3 1 2nd Battalion. The Colours of the 2nd Battalion were presented by The Governor-General, His Excellency, General the Right Honourable Georges P Vanier, DSO, IC, CD, at Rideau Hall on 25 June 1960.

2 . 3 1 1 Queen's Colour. Gules (crimson); in the centre, the Royal Cypher of Her Majesty The Queen, ensigned with the St Edward's Crown; in the base, the Regimental Device, three maple leaves conjoined on one stem; in the dexter canton, the Union.

 

 

 

 

 

Actual

2nd Battalion, The Regimental Colour (presented 1967)

2 . 3 1 2 Regimental Colour. The Grand Union; in the centre the badge of No. 4 Company, a buffalo, proper, alluding to the Arms of the Province of Manitoba; surmounting a scroll bearing the numeral "IV" and ensigned with the St Edward's Crown; in the base the Regimental Device, three maple leaves conjoined on one stem; in the dexter canton, the numeral "II", all in gold.

Original from 1960 ?

Numbers above refer to RSOs

 

Actual

Figured you might like this shot, one of a few I took for the St. Thomas Times-Journal on the last parade in Ottawa.
SA 129028 Gdsm Gast H.W. P.S. J....., after almost 40 years, I still remember my number.

Retirement of 2Bn colours to Gov Gen for safe keeping

 (See also, photos just before P 133 in "A Regiment Worthy of Its Hire" and other photos on this site.

 In the photo above, L to R; Capt Ed Gosden, Gov Gen R Michener, Lt. Col Ron Cheriton and ... two 2 Bn subalterns?.) 7 July 1970?

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