Friday, March 20, 2009

Highland light Infantry, Private, 1829, Canada

USA-22, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. Originally founded in 1886 as the 29th Waterloo Battalion of Infantry the regiment went through several name changes including: 1900 - 29th Waterloo Regiment, and; 1915 - 29th Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada); acquiring its present title in 1920. In 1954, as a result of the Kennedy Report on the Reserve Army, this regiment was amalgamated with The Perth Regiment to form The Perth and Waterloo Regiment (Highland Light Infantry of Canada).

Commissioned by the Toronto Historical Board, this series of water-colours by J.C.H. Forster is on display at Historic Fort York, Garrison Road, Toronto


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