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Old 24-06-18, 02:40 PM
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Default 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment at Windsor Castle]

City of Vancouver Archives,AM54-S4-: LP 60.2
Russell & Sons Photographers, Windsor.

https://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibit...giment_e.shtml

https://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibit...iforms_e.shtml

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What a great photograph, thanks Jo.

I think I've spotted Lieutenant Colonel William Otter in the seated row of officers. Compare the profile to a contemporaneous photo of him below, which I found on the CWM website. I'm curious as to the identity of the walrus-looking fellow to Otter's right. More than likely a Major of some sort.

Is there a list of 2 RCRI officers online somewhere?

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Okay, I've found a list of officers with 2 RCRI in South Africa here.

I've also identified "Major Walrus." He's Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Buchan, a PF officer with the RCRI. He filled the battalion's "Major 2ic" appointment.

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Congrats Dan, great piece of sleuthing.
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