Hamilton Auxiliary Defense Corps – 1940

First public parade of the Hamilton Auxiliary Defense Corps, July 8, 1940.

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The photograph above was taken 45 minutes before the parade completed its route through the city streets to the Gore Extension. An estimated 8,000 people, listened to a band concert provided by the musicians of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders while awaiting the marchers to arrive.

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Veterans on parade, July 8, 1940, along John street.

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Mayor Morrison addressing the crowd from a dais set up near the Sir John A. Macdonald statue.

Photos courtesy PreVIEW, Local History and Archives, Hamilton Public Library

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