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Bruce Douglas Bolton
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
December 15, 2003
Vol. IV, p. 339
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A pace stick and bagpipe chanter in saltire and a claymore palewise Argent surmounted by a hackle of feathers Gules;
The Badge is designed to represent Mr. Bolton’s personal actions as the first person in the history of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada to have held the three most important offices in the Regiment, being those of Pipe-Major (represented by the chanter), Regimental Sergeant Major (the pace-stick), and Commanding Officer (the sword). The red hackle is also a symbol of the Regiment, since this regiment is the only one authorized to wear this colour of hackle.