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The Calgary Highlanders



Armorial Description

Upon sprays of thistle, a St Andrew's Cross, on the centre of the Cross a beaver on a log encircled by a wreath of maple leaves; below the beaver, on the wreath a scrou emblazoned with thistles, placed above a scrou inscribed with the unit designation CALGARY HIGHLANDERS; above the wreath upon the upper arms of the Cross a scroll emblazoned with thistles and on the centre, between the upper arms of the Cross, the Crown.


Official Abbreviation: Calg Highrs

Motto: Airaghardt (Onward)


Battle Honours (42)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915,'17
    ARLEUX
    Gravenstafel
    HILL 70
    ST. JULIEN
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Festubert, 1915
    AMIENS
    Mount Sorrel
    Scarpe,1918
    SOMME, 1916
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    Thiepval
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Ancre Heights
    Canal du Nord
    Arras, 1917,'18
    Pursuit to Mons
    VIMY, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    BOURGUTBUS RIDGE
    Woensdrecht
    Faubourg de'Vaucelles
    South Beveland
    VERRITRES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    WALCHEREN CAUSEWAY
    THE RHINELAND
    FALAISE
    The Reichswald
    Falaise Road
    THE HOCHWALD
    Clair Tizon
    Xanten
    Foret de la Londe
    The Rhine
    DUNKIRK, 1944
    GRONINGEN
    Wyneghem
    Oldenburg
    ANTWERP-TURNHOUTCANAL
    North-West Europe, 1944-1945 THESCHELDT
Colonel-in-Chief: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Highland Laddie and All the Blue Bonnets are over the Border

Regimental Headquarters:
Mewata Armoury
801, 11 th Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 2C4


Order of Precedence: 41

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Today in Military History

February 21



1796:

John Graves Simcoe proposed the "military street'' as a strategic route to help protect Upper Canada from American invasion. We know it as the longest street in the world, Toronto's Yonge Street, whose completion was announced today in history


1916:

The battle of Verdun begins


1919:

PPCLI presented with Wreath of Laurel by Lady Patricia Ramsey at Bramshot Camp, England


1945:

German resistance in Moyland Wood collapses after a week of fighting. The next objective for 1st Canadian Army will be the defences in the forests of the Hochwald.


1951:

A nine-man patrol from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry comes under fire in Korea. They are the first Canadian troops to be fired upon by the enemy in this United Nations "police action". No casualties are reported.




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