With the outbreak of the Second World War, a large number of recruits rushed to join the Calgary Highlanders. The supply system could not keep pace with the increased demand for military clothing, especially Highland uniforms. The two gentlemen in the photograph, full of Highland pride, decided they could not wait for the rest of their uniforms to arrive. They are seen here proudly displaying their new order of dress, Donald Duck feet and hair sporrans, adding a new meaning to the term of being Regimental.
Courtesy of the
Calgary Highlanders Museum and Archives