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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 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:

Stay strong. Stay connected.

Dileas Gu Brath

Sasha Darling 



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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