Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Fine Canadian Mustache

While Google fails me once again on the fine details, I recognize the two large medals identifying this gentleman as having had a Québécois Récompense de Service de Moustache bestowed upon him at some point. The smaller starburst at his throat indicates a career in the Greater Canadian Moustache Brigades and the sash is only awarded if his mustache was wounded in combat. Truly a mighty warrior and someone deserving our respect. Too bad the collective memory of the Internet has let him slip away.


Jonathan S. said...

Missing from the picture is his well-deserved Poche Canadienne Royale De Légionnaire De Moustache Fob, roughly translated, the Royal Canadian Mustache Legionnaire Pocket Fob.

J said...

jonathan s,

I believe it is hidden in his left hand, as he worries at it constantly thinking on the horrors of war and the good men he lost.

Your Faithful Servant,

(lord) franko said...

how do you suppose his moustache was injured? maybe he got an ingrown hair. those are the WORST.

Jake_L_974 said...

It was most likely accidentally shaved while brandishing his officer's saber against some bare-lipped roughian.

jpolk said...

Where could one find photos of moustaches of Spain?

tim atherton said...

I'm fairly sure this is John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, Marquis of Lorne.

He was married to Princess Louise Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria - and after who he named the Province of Albert.

Lorne was the fourth Governor General of Canada