Message from the HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL
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GREETINGS HIGHLANDERS – SERVING SOLDIERS, FORMER SERVING MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF OUR EXTENDED REGIMENTAL FAMILY

Our Regimental web site contains a growing wealth of information about the Regiment’s current exercises and activities, and our remarkable and rich history.  

We are pleased to announce that Kim Beattie’s Regimental history books are now available online at no cost:  48th Highlanders of Canada 1891-1928 (the “Blue” book) and Dileas. History of The 48th Highlanders of Canada 1929-1956 (the “Red” book).  

To access the e-versions of these books, you must log into the web site https://www.48thhighlanders.ca/history-books/. They are available along with Col Currie’s The Red Watch and Alexander Fraser’s History of the 48th Highlanders. 

The experience of reading these books online is arguably better than the paper copy because of the fabulously useful search function.

While you are on the web site, you should have a look at “This Week in History” which lists notable events from the recent past going all the way back to the Regiment’s inception. Let us know if there are events that should be added.

Check out the new Museum web site.  A vast amount of work is being done to share the names and stories of soldiers who have served since the inception of our Regiment in 1891.  The search function “Search Artifacts & Highlanders” will reveal the massive amount of documenting that is being done. Please have a look for your family members and friends, and share with us relevant information that may be missing.

On behalf of the Regiment and the Regimental Senate and family, we express our deep gratitude for the tireless efforts of BGen Greg Young (retired), COL Bill Jensen (retired), COL Geordie Beal (retired) and COL Geordie Elms (retired) along with their teams.

Although all of the work on our web sites is being done by volunteers, we still must pay for hosting and software purchases. Please consider donating to the 48th Highlanders Trust. You can donate with your credit card using the link on the Regimental web site: https://www.48thhighlanders.ca/donate/

Stay strong. Stay connected.

Dileas Gu Brath

Sasha Darling 

HLCol 

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