- The North Nova Scotia Highlanders
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders Active 1936- 1954 Country Canada Branch Militia Type Line Infantry Role Infantry Size One battalion Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps Garrison/HQ Amherst, Nova Scotia Colors Facing colour white March Quick - The Atholl Highlanders Insignia Tartan Murray of Atholl
Founded in 1936 as The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.) by the amalgamation of the Cumberland Highlanders, The Colchester and Hants Rifles, and 'C' Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, it acquired its present title in 1941. The regiment landed on Juno beach on D-Day. In 1954, as a result of the Kennedy Report on the Reserve Army, this regiment was amalgamated with The Cape Breton Highlanders and The Pictou Highlanders to form 1st Battalion The Nova Scotia Highlanders.
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders were allied to the South Staffordshire Regiment and were kitted with a blue glengarry c/w diced border, scarlet doublet, white sporran with five black points, scarlet & green hose, green garter flashes with full dress only for pipers and drummers.
The regiment perpetuated the 25th, 106th & 193rd Battalions C.E.F and held its final Order of Precedence as 34.
- South Africa 1899-1900
- Mount Sorrel
- Arras 1917 & 18
- Vimy 1917
- Hill 70
- Cambrai 1918
- Ypres 1917 & 18
- Somme 1916 & 18
- Ancre Heights
- Scarpe 1917 & 18
- Hindenburg Line
- Canal du Nord
- Pursuit to Mons
- France & Flanders 1915-18
- Barnes, RM, The Uniforms and History of the Scottish Regiments, London, Sphere Books Limited, 1972.
- Will R. Bird, No retreating footsteps: the story of the North Novas. Kentville, NS: Kentville Publishing Company, 1946
- Donald Pearce, Journal of a War: North-West Europe, 1944-1945. Toronto: Macmillan, 1965.
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