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48th Highlanders of Canada



Armorial Description

Within an annulus inscribed DILEAS GU BRATH, the numeral 48; above the numeral and resting on a bar, a falcons head, couped; below the numeral a curved scroll inscribed HIGHLANDERS.[B


Official Abbreviation: 48 Highrs

Motto: Dileas Gu Brath (Faithful forever)


Battle Honours (49)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915,'17
    Gravenstafel
    St. Julien
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    MOUNT SORREL
    SOMME, 1916
    Pozieres
    Thiepval
    Ancre Heights
    Arras, 1917,'18
    VIMY, 1917
    Arleux
    Scarpe, 1917,'18
    HILL 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    Pursuit to Mons
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    LANDING IN SICILY
    Valguarnera
    ASSORO
    Agira
    Adrano
    Regalbuto
    Sicily, 1943
    Landing at Reggio
    CAMPOBASSO
    Torella
    San Leonardo
    The Gully
    ORTONA
    San Nicola - San Tommaso
    Cassino II
    Gustav Line
    LIRI VALLEY
    HITLER LINE
    GOTHIC LINE
    LAMONE CROSSING
    Misano Ridge
    RIMINI LINE
    San Martino - San Lorenzo
    Fosso Vecchio
    Italy, 1943-1945
    APELDOORN
    North-West Europe, 1945

Regimental Headquarters:
Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1R9
Order of Precedence: 30

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