Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

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    Wouter
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    Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

    Post by Wouter on Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:39 am

    A 100-year-old ceremonial mace belonging to Vancouver's Seaforth Highlanders has been stolen, and the regiment's soldiers are hoping the thieves will return it by Remembrance Day on Thursday.

    The mace was reportedly inside a car belonging to the regiment's drum sergeant when the vehicle was stolen from a parking lot at Queens Park Arena in New Westminster on Oct. 29.

    Lt.-Col. Paul Ursich, the regiment's commanding officer, plans to make a public appeal for the return of the mace on Tuesday afternoon.

    Capt. Chris Poulton said the mace was given to the infantry reserve unit when it was formed in 1910. The volunteer regiment, whose members have served in every major deployment of Canadian soldiers since the First World War, is preparing to celebrate its centennial later this month.

    What a disgrace. The thieves must've seen the mace lying in the car. I hope they have the decency to bring it back in time for tomorrow's ceremonies.

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    Re: Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:24 pm

    Wouter:

    Have the Police made any headway in tracking down the stolen Seaforth Highlander's mace?


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    Re: Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

    Post by pylon1357 on Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:08 pm

    I thought I commented on this topic when it was first posted....I see now I did not.

    I highly doubt that the vehicle thief had a clue what that thing was in the backseat, or trunk. Until this story broke, and even now, I doubt they know about the item as they likely don't read the news at all. It's a very unfortunate incident for sure. I do hope it is returned at some point soon.


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    Re: Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

    Post by Rob on Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:09 pm

    pylon1357 wrote:I thought I commented on this topic when it was first posted....I see now I did not.

    I highly doubt that the vehicle thief had a clue what that thing was in the backseat, or trunk. Until this story broke, and even now, I doubt they know about the item as they likely don't read the news at all. It's a very unfortunate incident for sure. I do hope it is returned at some point soon.

    Just an FYI, my wife was talking to one of her friends in Vancouver today, who is involved with the Seaforth band, and they did get the mace back.

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    Re: Historic mace stolen from Vancouver regiment‏

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:39 pm

    Rob wrote:
    pylon1357 wrote:I thought I commented on this topic when it was first posted....I see now I did not.

    I highly doubt that the vehicle thief had a clue what that thing was in the backseat, or trunk. Until this story broke, and even now, I doubt they know about the item as they likely don't read the news at all. It's a very unfortunate incident for sure. I do hope it is returned at some point soon.

    Just an FYI, my wife was talking to one of her friends in Vancouver today, who is involved with the Seaforth band, and they did get the mace back.

    Rob


    Thanks for the update Rob! It's good to hear the mace was recovered.


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