Prior to Confederation one of Canada's oldest regiments (Governor General's Foot Guards
) was called the Civil Service Regiment.
What I have gathered from other people I have spoken to, the rifle was part of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), the Canadian Mounted Rifles (CMR) and the Governor General's Foot Guards
Following his ordination, he re-enrolled in the militia (reserves) and was regimental chaplain to the Governor General's Foot Guards
Departing Swift Current, where the rails ended, on April 13, Otter's column consisted of 763 men from 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (2 QOR); B Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery; C Company, Infantry School Corps; some sharpshooters from 1st Battalion, Governor General's Foot Guards
; and a NWMP contingent led by Percy Neal.
In a recent "Trivia" I asked if any reader could explain why the Governor General's Foot Guards
(GGFG) cap badge star had six points rather than the usual eight.
(6) The Governor General's Foot Guards
. (If any member can tell me why the 8-point Coldstream star was not adopted I would welcome the information.) (7) To combat the Draft Riots in New York City.
Caption: Pictured, the Governor General's Foot Guards
on sentinel duty at Ottawa's cenotaph, where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is also located.
Well established in the City of Ottawa, the Woods family has a close affiliation with the Governor General's Foot Guards
, with several generations having proudly served in their ranks.
My father was from Lismore County, Waterford, in Ireland and he served with the Governor General's Foot Guards
during the Second World War.
The medal, along with numerous photographs and other pieces of memorabilia, will be handed over this spring to Scott's old regiment, now the Governor General's Foot Guards
, to be permanently displayed at the Cartier Square Drill Hall's military museum.
The tall fur hats are also worn in Canada by the Governor General's Foot Guards
and the Grenadier Guards for the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill.
Besides his well-known military accomplishments which included appointments as Colonel of The Regiment of The Royal Canadian Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Governor General's Foot Guards
and the ceremonial 78th Fraser Highlanders, he laid claim to many other achievements.