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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 8



1894:

William Avery 'Billy' Bishop, VC, fighter ace & father of the RCAF, is born in Owen Sound, ON.


1943:

The Italian Submarine Avorio is cornered and sunk by HMCS REGINA in the Mediterranean.


1945:

Operation Veritable, Canadian and British troops launch offensive near Nijmegen to capture Reichwald area


1945:

THE REICHSWALD, effective dates for battle honour to begin


1945:

THE RHINELAND, effective dates for battle honour to begin (to 10 Mar 45)




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