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THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OF OTTAWA (MG)

 

great looking hat badge

great looking collar dogs, but did you

EVER WONDER WHAT THEIR "M.G." STOOD FOR ?

 

YES, MACHINE GUNS !

But first, the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa were to be banished to a far-off lonely place called ICELAND.

Where P.M. Sam Scott learned to play the pipes on horseback

and the whole band

got plenty of time to practice, there was no T.V. yet or any other entertainment

so they were glad to finally go to another island: Britain,

Where P.M. Sam Scott became a great admirer of Willie Ross at Edinburgh Castle and followed the Pipe Major course and other tuition there with his fellow Canadian Pipers. This is why the standard of post-war canadian piping did reach such a high level.


After the invasion: Regimental Sergeant-Major L.D. Burnet and Pipe Major Samuel Scott
of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.

Personnel of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) and unidentified British soldiers preparing to board the first leave train en route to England,
Oisterwijk, Netherlands, 31 December 1944.

3rd. Canadian Infantry Division massed pipes & drums, on 17-03-1945 at Matterborn, Germany. Only the H.L.I. of Canada is missing.
Walking in front are, left to right: P/M. A. MacMillan
(CanScots), P/M. Ross Stone (NorthNova's), P/M. Robert Wishart (Glengarrians) and last but not least: P/M. Sam Scott (Ottawa Cams).


Another photograph of the 3rd. Canadian Infantry Division massed pipes & drums (taken half-way during countering).
Pipe Majors facing the photographer, left to right:
P/M Sam Scott
(Ottawa Cams) a piper wearing CanScots tartan kilt can be seen walking behind him, P/M Robert Wishart (Glengarrians) and P/M. Ross Stone (NorthNova's)