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The Nova Scotia Highlanders



Armorial Description

The Cross of Saint Andrew, in the centre the coat of arms of the province of Nova Scotia (i.e.: argent, on a saltire azure an ascutcheon of the Royal Arms of Scotland); encircling the arms an annulus inscribed, on the upper curve with the motto SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL, and on the lower curve with the designation NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS.


Official Abbreviation: NS Highrs

Motto: Siol Na Fear Fearail (Breed of manly men)


Battle Honours (56)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915,'17
    Hill 70
    Festubert, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    MOUNT SORREL
    AMIENS
    Somme, 1916,'18
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Flers-Courcelette
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Thiepval
    CANAL DU NORD
    Ancre Hieghts
    Cambrai, 1918
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    Valenciennes
    VIMY, 1917
    Sambre
    Arleux
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-1918
    Scarpe, 1917,'18
Second World War
    LIRI VALLEY
    Falaise
    Melfa Crossing
    The Laison
    Ceprano
    CHAMBOIS
    GOTHIC LINE
    BOULOGNE, 1944
    Montecchio
    Calais, 1944
    CORIANO
    The Scheldt
    LAMONE CROSSING
    Savojaards Plaat
    Fosso Munio
    BRESKENS POCKET
    Conventello-Comacchio
    The Rhineland
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    Waal Flats
    Normandy Landing
    The Hochwald
    AUTHIE
    THE RHINE
    Caen
    Zutphen
    The Orne
    Ijsselmeer
    Bourguebus Ridge
    Leer
    Faubourg de Vaucelles
    Delfzijl Pocket
    Verrieres Ridge -- Tilly-la-Campagne
    North-West Europe, 1944-1945

Regimental Headquarters:
1st Battalion
The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North)
126 Willow St.
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2M 4Z6

2nd Battalion
The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton)
Victoria Park
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6G8


Order of Precedence: 25

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Today in Military History

September 2



1862:

U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.


1864:

U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.


1870:

Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.


1898:

Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.


1918:

DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France


1918:

VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France


1918:

VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France


1918:

VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France


1939:

Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.


1939:

RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment


1942:

The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)


1945:

Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay


1945:

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).


1945:

World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.


1998:

A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.


31BC:

Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.




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