Major Ken Hynes, CD, MA

Major Ken Hynes, CD, MA

The Colours - Heart and Spirit of a Regiment


Canadian Army (retired)
Chief Curator
The Army Museum Halifax Citadel

Ken is from Halifax and served over 30 years in the Canadian Army (Artillery), both at home and abroad. Ken is a graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, he holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Arts Degree in Conflict Studies from Royal Roads University.

Ken was Director of the Army Museum’s First World War Centennial Exhibition Project (The Road to Vimy and Beyond), which opened in 2014 and was subsequently appointed Chief Curator. He also led The Last Steps Memorial Arch Project in 2016, now located on the Halifax Waterfront, and the Canada Gate Project, unveiled on the former battlefield at Passchendaele in November 2017. Currently, Ken is engaged in various research and writing projects related to the military history of Nova Scotia.

Presentation Abstract

The Colours – Heart and Spirit of a Regiment

With the presentation of new colours, The Cape Breton Highlanders receive an important symbol of significant military deeds. Perpetuating the 85th & 185th Battalions of the CEF, as well as the Cape Breton Highlanders who served during the Second World War, today’s Regiment is part of a very long line of Nova Scotia soldiers who were/are prepared to give everything they have to Canada and for one another. The Regimental Colours of the CBH represent the heart and spirit of all who have gone before them and they are the visual embodiment of service and sacrifice. The Regiment’s story is a Canadian military legend.