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Greetings Highlanders – Serving Soldiers, Former Members, and Members of the Regimental Family –   

Welcome to the premier installment of our new weekly blog.  One of the features that was built into the website was the ability to have a blog, and we decided that we would institute a Weekly Blog to stay connected, engaged, and let you know what is going on with your Regiment, and your Regimental Family.

Don’t worry, you won’t have to read my musings and news every week.  I have asked a team to participate in this with me, ensuring that you will be kept informed and hopefully interested in the goings-on of many different facets of our Regiment and our members – serving and retired.


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I have invited the following to be part of the “Blog Piquet”:

• RSM Reesor Active Unit
• HCol MacIntyre
Active Unit and Regimental Association
• HLCol Darling
Active Unit and Regimental Association
• Col Elms
Regimental Association
• BGen Young
15th Battalion Project
• Col Beal
Regimental Museum
• Al Kowalenko
Veterans Services
• Padre Aitchison

This team will bring their unique emphasis and interests to the blogs, so you will get stories and perspectives on with the Active Unit and soldiers are doing, news about the Regimental Association, our history, updates on our veterans and former members – all designed to keep you connected and engaged.

This is in addition to the Facebook pages and Instagram.  There will be plenty of ways for you to know what is going on with the Regiment.   

We are intending to post the blog weekly and with most of the contributions by the Blog Piquet.  Periodically however, I expect that there will be more than one per week, and guest bloggers to provide an update or news flash about a particular significant event, or a special bulletin. 

The intent of the weekly blog is to inform you of what is going on with your Regiment, what significant events are coming up, celebrate our past events, learn a bit more about our Regiment and the people who helped shape it, and keep you in touch with the Regimental Association.  If there are items of particular interest to you, please contact Adam Bernard, and he will forward them to the “Blog Piquet” for consideration.  

I’m going to throw out another plug asking you to sign-up to the Regimental Association – you can do this through the website; it’s easy, and is the best way to make sure that you remain in contact with Regiment and Regimental Association.

And on that note, I’ll sign off the net.  Stay safe, stay healthy.  I look forward to seeing you all in person when the in-person restrictions are lifted, and we can gather at MPA again.



Niner – Out


ON EXERCISE URBAN FALCON 2022, Soldiers of the 48th Highlanders, had their urban ops skills put to the test as they practiced fighting through and clearing subway cars through a subway station with simmunition rounds. In their exercise scenario, their mission was to rescue and secure a hi-jacked train from a well trained enemy. They fought against a simulated enemy force of other infantry Master Corporal’s and Sergeants, who set traps and obstacles in their path to test how they would react. Attached to the regiment in this exercise were a small amount of medics and Intelligence personnel from @25fdamb as well as @2intcoy_2cierens, which enabled soldiers to practice intel gathering/handling as well as dealing with casualties in a realistic manner.

Video filmed by Capt Lau and Cpl Chung
Video edited by MCpl Clark

Voici ce qui s'est passé lors de l'exercice Urban Falcon 2022. Les soldats des 48th Highlanders ont vu leurs compétences en opérations urbaines mises à l'épreuve alors qu'ils s'entraînaient à combattre et à dégager les voitures de métro à travers une station de métro avec des balles de vaccination, dans un scénario où leur but était de sauver et de sécuriser un train détourné d'un ennemi bien entraîné. Ils se sont battus contre une force d'opposition de caporal-chef et de sergents, qui ont tendu des pièges et des obstacles sur leur passage. Au régiment dans cet exercice se trouvaient un petit nombre d'infirmiers et de personnel du renseignement de @25fdamb ainsi que de @2intcoy_2cierens, ce qui a permis aux soldats de pratiquer le rassemblement/manipulation de renseignements ainsi que de faire face aux victimes de manière réaliste.

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On March 5th and 6th, Soldiers of the 48th Highlanders, with members from @2intcoy_2cierens and @25fdamb, who augmented our soldiers as an opportunity to practice their trade skills under the Tactical-Control of an infantry platoon, run through their “prepare for battle” phase during their simulated mission on Exercise Urban Falcon 2022, in which the soldiers were put under the stress of fighting in close quarters, and learning to maneuver and communicate in an entirely new environment.

Video editing by MCpl Clark
Video filmed by Capt Lau and Cpl Chung

Les membres des 48th Highlanders, avec des membres de @2intcoy_2cierens et @25fdamb, qui ont augmenté nos soldats comme une occasion de pratiquer leurs compétences professionnelles sous le contrôle tactique d'un peloton d'infanterie, pratiquent la phase de « préparation à la bataille » au cours de leur mission simulée dans le cadre de l'exercice Urban

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