The Canadian Scottish march past Victoria’s City Hall on Douglas Street in 1949. In honour of the 150th Victoria Highland Games (today) and the 115th Victoria Day Parade (tomorrow).
Leading the parade is Wallace, the regimental mascot. Here’s a great excerpt from the Regimental website:
During WWII, in June 1940, Wallace (a St. Bernard puppy), the Regimental Mascot ‘enlisted’. A year later, the 1st Battalion boarded ship for England along them Wallace (who got smuggled on board by troops). The ship docked at Glasgow at the beginning of September when HRH Princess Mary inspected the Regiment on September 23, 1941. Friendships were struck up with The Royal Scots, who adopted and kept Wallace in Edinburgh Castle for the duration of the war. After the war ended Wallace was reunited with the remaining troops and returned home to Canada with them.