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The Regina Signals Pipe Band
The 10th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
The early history of the Regina Pipe Band was written by J. MacKay, and
former band pipe major George Crawford was kind enough to provide a copy for
the web site.

Click to download PDF of band history.
 12th District Signals Pipe Band

1957

This was the local militia pipe band in Regina after WW2.
Photo: Duncan Fisher

12th District Signals Pipe Band

1957

Another shot of the band on parade. Note the hi-tech drums.
Photo: Duncan Fisher

12th District Signals Pipe Band

1950s
 Bill Pritchard [whose dad was the lead drummer, and later a piper] writes:

"I had my dad send me this picture of the 10th Field from the early 50s.

Some of the names are missing, but maybe someone knows who they are".

Front Row Pipe major Willie Mac Gregor, Angus Spence, Jock Lee

Second Row Bill MacKay,?--Morris MacKay

Third Row George Crawford, Ray Sneddon

Fourth Row Tenor Drummer Owen Smail, Bass ?MacKay Tenor drum ?

Fifth Row Lead Drum Alistair Pritchard, Al Butler,Bill Killick

Sixth Row ? ? ?

The 10th Field Regiment RCA
1970s
The band was very active in the 1960s and especially the 1970s,
when it made several trips to play at the World Curling Championships.
This band also cut a vinyl record in the 1970s called "Pipes and Powder."

Photo: Duncan Fisher

10th Field Regiment, RCA
1970s
 This photo was taken while the band was on parade in Switzerland (?)
for the World Curling Championships.
Photo: Duncan Fisher
Massed Band in Regina Exhibition Stadium (1971)
Features the 10th Field Regt RCA Pipes & Drums (P/M George Crawford); the Wa Wa Shrine Pipes & Drums (P/M Duncan Fisher); and the Fraser Pipe Band (P/M Doug Lutz).
Here is a photo of massed bands playing for World's Curling Selection committee choosing site for 1973 Silver Broom World Curling Championship... They were checking out the Exhibition stadium in Regina.. The building was in darkness and the committee were having difficulty seeing anything.. When all at once the door at the end of the stadium opened up and the massed bands came forward as the lights came up .. this was an idea of Doug Lee and George Crawford that was credited with the committee choosing to bring the event to Regina in 1973.
click for larger view
Cover Photo from Album "Pipes & Powder" (1976)
Features the 10th Field Regt RCA Pipes & Drums (P/M George Crawford)
This was the cover photo on the long-playing vinyl record the band recorded to celebrate the centennial of the Royal Canadian Artillery Association.
Not many of the band member were able to make the photo.

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