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From your Regimental Association Interim Executive Committee…

Fellow Highlanders and friends of the Regiment,  Happy New Year to you all, and best wishes for a better year ahead and a time when we can meet in person […]

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Message from the Padre – #4

A number of years ago at the annual regimental dinner in December, MWO Mark McVety CD (Ret’d) gave a talk to the newest members of the unit about where and […]

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48th Highlanders of Canada – Veterans Services Team – Blog #2 – December, 2021

By: Sgt Al Kowalenko, OMC (Retd), 48th Veterans Services Coordinator   Greetings to our 48th Veterans, Active Battalion Members, and Regimental Family: As a follow-up to our 48th Veterans Services […]

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November 11, 2021: The Fallen of the 15th Battalion 1914-1921 – Dileas Gu Brath

During The Great War 1914-1918 the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) lost 61 Officers and 1,406 Non Commissioned Officers and Men Killed in Action, Missing in Action, Died of Wounds or […]

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Message from the 15th Battalion’s ‘Man at the Front’

Time for a catch up on the situation here in France. It has been an interesting ride since April when I last wrote about life in the north of France. […]

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Message from the Commanding Officer

Hello Highlanders –   It’s a great day to be a Highlander!   Tomorrow, 16 October 2021, is the 130th anniversary of the founding of our Regiment; and we celebrate […]

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Message from the Padre – #3

Among my favourite photos in the Regiment’s vast archives are those of war time weddings. Each photo tells an amazing story of two people who chose to take a leap […]

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105th Anniversary Thiepval Ridge 1916

“They were on The Somme” Between September 1st and October 14th, 1916 the 15th Battalion took part in the Canadian Corps’ offensive on The Somme for which the battalion was […]

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From The RSM’s Desk – Blog #3:

Good day fellow Highlanders, As I write this blog, we are quickly approaching our 130th Regimental Birthday and coincidentally the first anniversary of my assuming the appointment of RSM.  The […]

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Message from the Honorary Colonel

Virtual Change of Command Ceremony DILEAS GU BRATH   HCol John MacIntyre

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Message from the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel

Building bridges through inclusion This blog begins in the midst of the High Holidays, which is an important time of year for people of the Jewish faith. Shana Tova to […]

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Message from the Commanding Officer

Greetings Highlanders –   It’s a great day to be a Highlander!   As I’m enjoying the last few days of summer, I thought that I should send out a […]

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103rd anniversary of the battle for the Drocourt-Queant Line and the assault on The Crow’s Nest

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the battle for the Drocourt-Queant Line and more specifically for the 15th Battalion (48thHighlanders), the assault on The Crow’s Nest at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt. The D-Q […]

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104th anniversary of Hill 70

This is the 104th anniversary of the battle of Hill 70 during which the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) assaulted and captured Puits 14 and Bois Hugo as part of the […]

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The 103rd Anniversary of the battle of Amiens: August 8-10, 1918

The battle of Amiens was the beginning of Canada’s 100 Days on the road to final victory in The Great War. In March 1918 the German High Command commenced a […]

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Message from the Commanding Officer

Hello Highlanders –   It’s hard to believe that we’re at the August Long Weekend already – the mid-point of summer.  The summer sure is flying by.   You’ll have […]

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Message from the Padre – #2

As the old joke goes, Canada has only two seasons: winter and July. This July will find me on a busman’s holiday in the Kawartha Lakes. There is a little […]

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From The RSM’s Desk – Blog #2:

Hello Highlanders, As I write this blog, we are closing out another training year and beginning to look forward to the summer months and the fall training cycle. This has […]

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Message from the HONORARY LIEUTENANT COLONEL

“What is our legacy?”   GREETINGS HIGHLANDERS – SERVING SOLDIERS, FORMER SERVING MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF OUR EXTENDED REGIMENTAL FAMILY   As a Wealth Advisor, I regularly ask clients to […]

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Message from the Commanding Officer

Hello Highlanders – We’re well into May now – and finally the weather has caught up with the calendar!   And the end of the Training Year is in sight.  Although […]

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Message from the Honorary Colonel

GREETINGS HIGHLANDERS – SERVING SOLDIERS AND FORMER ACTIVE AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENTAL FAMILY –     As we continue, amidst Covid related restrictions and related negative news, I want to […]

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Virtual Act of Remembrance 2021 – on YouTube (with subtitles)

Due to Covid-19, the 48th Highlanders of Canada conducted a small ceremony to enable our regiment to come together virtually and remember those who came before us. After the gas […]

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From your Regimental Association Executive

Our 48th Highlanders Regimental Association Group page on Facebook continues to attract a lot of users.  It is our main branch of the new Association.  Check back frequently… but DONT […]

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106th Anniversary of 2nd Ypres – Canada’s Baptism of Fire

Today is the 106th anniversary – to the exact day – of the gas attack against the Canadians during the 2nd battle of Ypres on April 24, 1915. It was […]

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MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER

  Hello Highlanders – I trust this finds you well – or as well as you can be, in the midst of the third wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and […]

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104th Anniversary of the Battle of Arras

Have your days merged to the point where you look at the rubbish bin in the kitchen and think, “half full, must be Monday” ? It feels like that for me […]

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Message from the Padre

As I write this, many of us are marking Easter week and I can’t help but note that it was on an Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, that the Regiment […]

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Message from the Regimental Sergeant Major

As I write this first blog from the RSMs desk, I am reflecting on what has happened over the past year. Who would have thought as we collectively “took a […]

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From the 48th Highlanders Museum

This Day in History 1st Commanding Officer of 48th Highlanders Confirmed on 25 March 1892 The appointment of Lieutenant Colonel John Irvine Davidson as the first Commanding Officer of the 48th Highlanders was confirmed on […]

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MESSAGE FROM THE HONORARY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL

Highlanders, Latha math to our active unit and cadets, our veterans/former serving members, and our current serving and extended regimental family! Covid-19 has certainly provided us all with challenges. For […]

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Message from the COMMANDING OFFICER

Greetings Highlanders – We’re now four weeks into our weekly blog, and we’ve had blogs written by the HCol, the Regimental Association, and our Veteran’s Care Rep.  Upcoming you’ll see blogs […]

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48th Highlanders Veterans Services Team – An Introduction

By: Sgt Al Kowalenko, OMC (Retd) I am pleased to write this blog about our 48th Veterans Services Team and to connect with all Highlanders of our Active Battalion, former serving […]

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Message from the HONORARY COLONEL

GREETINGS HIGHLANDERS – SERVING SOLDIERS, FORMER SERVING MEMBERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE EXTENDED REGIMENTAL FAMILY –    As I write my first contribution to the weekly blog, I am reminded that […]

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Regimental Association Sitrep 1/21

As you must have noticed by now, as of January 2021 we have a new Regimental  Association!  About 500 of you have already asked to join through the 48th Highlanders […]

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November 1917: 15th Battalion Fallen & the 104th anniversary of Passchendaele

Like the Somme in 1916, the offensive at Passchendaele was launched to relieve pressure on the French Army. Operationally, 1917 was a heavy year for the 15th Battalion. The unit […]

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