“On 25 September 2013, the Regiment continued a long standing tradition of ‘badging’ new Officers and Soldiers in front of the Battalion following the completion of their Infantry Training. This is a significant event for the young Officers and Soldiers on parade as this is where they are presented the unique head dress of the regiment and are entitled to wear the cap badge that marks them as members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. On this particular parade, the Commanding Officer, LCol Scott Raesler, had the pleasure of badging 2 new officers and 10 soldiers, all of whom had completed their Infantry training last summer.
In an upcoming ceremony, the CO will also have the pleasure of badging a further six soldiers who weren’t on parade this evening. As trained Officers and Soldiers, these young men will now take up positions in A Company where they will be given the opportunity to hone their newly acquired skills through further training and demanding exercises in preparation for future tasks in support of Domestic or Expeditionary operations in the service of Canada.”