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Historical Background

Piping in Halifax

The establishment of a permanent pipe corps took place in January 1854, which was 15 years before the 78th Pipers arrived in Halifax. Piping played an important role during both times of peace and war. Read more about the formation of the Pipes and Drums of the 78th Highlanders and the roles they played.

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