THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

OF CANADA

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are Vancouver’s infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a reserve force in the Canadian Forces, The Seaforth Highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacemaking efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.  The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.

Pipes at Ceremony

Air Cadets, Veteran units, and Military bands parade at the 2015 Commemorative Ceremony of the Battle of Britain at the Air Forces Garden of Remembrance, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. Consul-Generals in attendance: British Consul-General Rupert Porter, USA Consul-General Lynne Platt, Republic of Poland Consul-General Krzysztof Olendzki, Kingdom of Netherlands Consul-General Gert Heijkoop.

PM at BB – Drum Major Ross Kennedy

National Day

May 5th is National Day, celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945. Traditionally a military parade is held in the city where the Germans signed their capitulation: Wageningen. The 60st anniversary of the liberation in 2005 was the last time the Regiment itself has taken part in this parade with a contingent (including the Regimental Pipes & Drums) under the command of C.O. Lt.Col. Blair McGregor.

This year the Seaforth Highlanders of Holland have (again) represented the Regiment (much to the satisfaction of the Defence Attaché of Canada in The Netherlands,Colonel J. Knackstedt. The Pipes & Drums are at the permanent disposal of the Canadian Embassy).

Dutch National Remembrance Day

On May 4th two Seaforth Holland officers and one of the two remaining (Dutch) Seaforth Highlanders of Canada veterans have represented the Regiment at the commemoration service in the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten. Apart from the representatives of the Embassy of Canada many Canadian veterans, schoolchildren and even Pipes & Drums of The Royal Canadian Legion, Montreal Branch, were present.

The two Dutch Seaforth officers have layed a wreath on behalf of the Regiment.

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada