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  The Calgary Highlanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
To the Calgary Highlanders' dismay, while the overall battle of Saint-Julien was considered worthy of a Battle Honour, the counter-attack at Kitcheners' Wood was not.
The Calgary Highlanders participated in the assault on the city, attacking from the west on 14 April 1945, penetrating the Oranje Kwartier (Orange Quarter) and paving the way for the Black Watch and Regiment de Maisonneuve to advance into the inner city.
Four Calgary Highlanders officers served in the CANLOAN project during the Second World War, two were captured at Arnhem, one was killed in Normandy with the Royal Scots, and one became the last CANLOAN to die in action when he was killed with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in April 1945.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calgary_Highlanders   (5809 words)

 Calgary, Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the third largest city proper, by population, in Canada.
Calgary is well-known as a destination for winter sports and ecotourism with a number of major mountain resorts near the city and metropolitan area.
Calgary's economy is largely centred on the petroleum industry (see oilpatch), with agriculture, tourism, and the high-tech industries contributing to the city's rapid economic growth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calgary,_Alberta   (6022 words)

 Calgary, Alberta, Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Calgary is home to the world-famous "Calgary Exhibition and Stampede," and is ideally situated in the province for use as a "base" to explore the natural, cultural, and historic wonders of Alberta.
Calgary is subject to periodic "chinook winds" of warm air from the mountains during the winter which can cause the temperature to rise by more than 15C in just a few hours.
Calgary was incorporated as the first town in Alberta in 1884 and officially became a city in 1893.
www.cuug.ab.ca /VT/calgary.html   (961 words)

 Queens & Regimental Colours, Calgary Highlanders
The rank of the regiment is indicated by the Roman numerals XCIII (93).
On 26 April 1953, the new stand of Colours was officially deposited at Knox Church, in a ceremony involving 62 veterans of the Tenth Battalion accompanied by the Regimental Pipes and Drums of The Calgary Highlanders.
The 56th Battalion, one of two reinforcement battalions perpetuated by The Calgary Highlanders, funded a stand of Colours in March 1916.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/calgary.htm   (2313 words)

The first Calgary Highlander to die in combat was Captain TM Insinger, serving as a divisional staff officer at Dieppe that day.
The ashen faces of the returning survivors were a grim dose of reality for any Calgary Highlander who even briefly wished that he had been able to go as well.
The men of 3 Platoon of the Calgary Highlanders had been away from their unit for several weeks competing with mortar platoons of the Black Watch and Maisonneuve Regiment.
www.highlanders.freehosting.net /dieppe.htm   (3536 words)

 Travel in Calgary - Canada-Culture-WorldTravelGate.net®-
The City of Calgary has a population of roughly 850,000, and lies at an altitude of 1,049m.
The weather in Calgary varies quite dramatically, from lows reaching -40C (albeit rarely) in the winter, to highs in excess of 30C in the summer.
The University of Calgary, with over 24,000 students, is a vigorous place of learning and scholarly inquiry with growing national and international stature.
www.americatravelling.net /canada/calgary/calgary_culture.htm   (755 words)

 Calgary Highlanders Heritage Section
Calgary's first battalion was the Tenth Battalion; formed in Valcartier in September 1914, 846 men were provided by the 103rd Regiment (with 665 more coming from Manitoba's 106th Winnipeg Light Infantry.
The battalion was one of the last units of the initial contingent of the CEF to be formed, and recruits were drawn from a number of sources.
William Dalton Buck was born on the Isle of Wight, Southampton, England on the 12th of December 1859 and married in January 1878, aged eighteen.
members.shaw.ca /tenthbattalion/csm.htm   (1291 words)

 Calgary, Alberta -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Calgary also holds many major annual festivals, including the Calgary Stampede, the Folk Music Festival, the Summerstock Festival, the Lilac Festival, and the second largest Caribbean festival in the country (Carifest).
In fact, Calgary is now second only to Toronto for its concentration of corporate head offices and boasts a higher GDP per capita than any other major Canadian city.
Calgary's elevation is approximately 1048 metres (3440 feet) above sea level downtown, and 1139 metres (3736 feet) at the airport.
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 ipedia.com: Calgary, Alberta Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Calgary's economy is largely centred on the petroleum industry, with agriculture and high-tech industries contributing to the city's rapid economic growth.
Calgary also had the peculiar distinction of being the cradle of theatre sports: in the 1970s, a university drama teacher, Keith Johnson, developed improvisational theatre games for his students, and eventually created a theatre company to regularly play theatre sports.
Calgary is the site of three major post-secondary educational institutions: the University of Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Mount Royal College.
www.ipedia.com /calgary__alberta.html   (1262 words)

 The Argylls, allied regiments, volunteers and the militia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Calgary Highlanders perpetuated the 10th, the 56th and 82nd Battalions.
Calgary is named after Calgary on the Island of Mull, Argyllshire and Alberta for HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, and Colonel -in-Chief of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, whose second name was Alberta.
The 3rd 51st Highland Volunteers (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) with its Headquarters in Stirling and its companies spread throughout the Regimental Area came into being in 1985 and changed its title to 7th/8th (Volunteer) Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1995.
www.argylls.co.uk /allied.html   (919 words)

 Calgary & Southern Alberta - The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Southern Albertans made a significant contribution to the war effort in the theatre of military operations, serving in such distinguished army units as the Calgary Highlanders, the King's Own Calgary Regiment, the South Alberta Regiment, the Royal Canadian Navy, and in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Calgary housed six facilities, including a wireless [radio] school, two service flying training schools, and one of the four national training command headquarters.
Amongst the RAF pilots trained at De Winton and Calgary was the well-known novelist Arthur Hailey.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/calgary/ww2british.html   (250 words)

 Canada; Uniforms of the Calgary Highlanders & RCMP
It is the centre-piece of the Unit badge of The Calgary Highlanders.
Post war, most Calgary Highlander veterans were entitled to wear the five medal set of 1939/45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, CVSM with maple leaf device and 1939/45 War Medal.
The Calgary Highlanders suffered over 40 men killed and many times that wounded during the fighting in February and March 1945.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-uniforms/canada.htm   (1662 words)

 About the Calgary Highlanders
Currently the band is comprised of pipers, drummers, and dancers who perform in a number of venues and although musician positions were eliminated for the Regiment, a strong contingent of musicians have volunteered their time to play with the Regimental Pipes and Drums.
With the removal of the regular force presence from Calgary, The Calgary Highlanders are one of the very few remaining reminders of Calgary's military tradition and history in the city.
The Dancers of the Calgary Highlanders love to perform and entertain, and all shows are done purely for the enjoyment of dancing.
www.calgaryhighlanderpipeband.ca /about_us.htm   (1539 words)

 Travel Alberta - Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The city of Calgary is transformed for ten days into a town celebrating the time when rounding up cattle was a way of life.
Calgary Centre for Performing Arts for the Performing Arts opened its doors to the public in on September 14, 1985.
Located in Calgary's Chinatown, the Chinese Cultural Centre is one of the largest cultural centres in Canada, encompassing 70,000 sq ft..
www.geocities.com /negado_2000/alberta/calgary.html   (1943 words)

The members of the Calgary Highlanders were pleased to provide the cadre of the Highland company.
War historian and former Calgary Highlander cadet Simon Sherwood was on hand to put the applicants through a rudimentary marching drill.
By coincidence, in 1993 the real-life Calgary Highlanders had just adoped a sporran badge that was identical to the collar badge adopted by their predecessor unit, the Tenth Battalion, CEF, which was formed from a Calgary regiment in 1914.
www.canuck.freeservers.com /legends.htm   (2307 words)

 Lyster and Pittaway, Qualicum Beach, BC, 1990
William Lyster and Bert Pittaway of The Calgary Highlanders were "Mentioned in Dispatches".
A remark of Bert Pittaway's on tape reveals the anonymity these men later felt, sometimes even among their fellow Highlanders - '(When speaking of the raid) a lot of people say "Calgary Highlander's be damned," but we were a special task force.
In the early evening of 18 August, 1942, when the twenty-one men and an officer of the Calgary Highlander Mortar Platoon embarked on Tank Landing Craft (TLC) 6, Portsmouth harbour was jammed with craft, most of them loaded, or still being loaded, with men and vehicles.
www.harrypalmergallery.ab.ca /galwardieppe/highland.html   (2442 words)

 The Calgary Highlanders [Canada]
Calgary Highlanders Fatal Casualties, Second World War, by Michael A. Dorosh.
The Calgary Highlanders Heritage Section [WW2], by Michael Dorosh and Kevin Winfield.
The Calgary Highlanders, Calgary, AB (Museum of the Regiments)
www.regiments.org /regiments/na-canada/volmil/ab-inf/924CalgH.htm   (199 words)

The Highlanders participated in the Allied Campaign in Normandy and Northwest Europe, including the battle for the Walcheren Causeway in the Netherlands.
File consists of photographs taken of the monument for the Calgary Highlanders and other Canadian soldiers killed in the battle to liberate Walcheren in 1944, and of the surrounding area.
File consists of correspondence regarding the Calgary Highlanders' parade called to present the award of Chieftain of the clan of Gallant Canadians to DJB.
www.ucalgary.ca /UofC/departments/UARC/BercusonFindAid.html   (7048 words)

 Bandfest 2001: Military Music Festival
Calgary Highlanders: This group originated in 1910 as the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles), and became the Calgary Highlanders in 1921.
This group wears the government tartan of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, with whom the regiment is allied.
The Calgary Highlanders re-entered the arena, coming to a halt in a horseshoe formation for a stationary performance.
www.rambles.net /bandfest01_mmf.html   (2763 words)

 World War Two Scottish and Highland Headdress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Highland and Scottish Regiments generally wore glengarries as headdress in the interwar years.
Helmet flashes began appearing probably in 1941, and usually disappeared by the time the battalions were in action, though some individuals retained them well into the campaigns in Italy or Northwest Europe.
The falcon head from the cap badge was painted on the left side of steel helmets in the First Battalion; each company had its own colour.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /wwiiglens.htm   (1060 words)

 photpres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Calgary Highlanders today fulfil a wide variety of duties during the training year (September to May).
At right are two photos taken in the former Yugoslavia by Calgary Highlanders who volunteered to serve there.
The Calgary Highlanders operate in the field as part of the modern combat arms team.
www.calgaryhighlanders.com /photpres.htm   (170 words)

 Canadian Monarchist News
Fate was on my side and the Commanding Officer of The Calgary Highlanders ordered me on parade for the Queen's presentation of her new Queen's Colour to the Regiment.
Several years later, having transferred to The Calgary Highlanders, I recall grilling the new CO, who had just returned from an audience with Her Majesty, about his experience.
Driving back to Calgary from a commander's conference in Edmonton in September 1997, I had the CO as a captive audience.
www.monarchist.ca /cmn/remember.htm   (1270 words)

 Chronology : July 25th - Verrieres Ridge - Death of the Black Watch - World
As far as could be known at that time, it was reasonable to assume that Calgary Highlanders were sufficiently far forward to ensure that RHC's right flank would not be badly exposed.
But accuracy of some of the reports received from the front and the confusion existing on both the right and left flanks were misleading.
Major F.P. Griffin, not knowing for certain where the Calgary Highlanders were, advanced up the slope.
www.valourandhorror.com /DB/CHRON/July_25_May.php   (803 words)

 Speech - Office of the Premier - Government of Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is a true honour to be here this evening to commemorate the soldiers of the tenth battalion who gave their lives for their country.
Through the hard work of groups like the Calgary Highlanders, their valiant contributions will live on in the memory of all Canadians.
Just ask the 24 members of the Calgary Highlanders who recently returned from a peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
www.gov.ab.ca /premier/dsp_speech.cfm?content=53   (342 words)

 CALGARY HIGHLANDERS MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES w file   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
With the outbreak of the Second World War, a large number of recruits rushed to join the Calgary Highlanders.
The two gentlemen in the photograph, full of Highland pride, decided they could not wait for the rest of their uniforms to arrive.
They are seen here proudly displaying their new order of dress, Donald Duck feet and hair sporrans, adding a new meaning to the term of being Regimental.
www.archivesalberta.org /odd/highland.htm   (86 words)

Operation Infatuate, the codename for the invasion of the Dutch Island of Walcheren, was a major Combined Operation's amphibious landing against heavily fortified and entrenched German positions.
Brown was killed, shot in the kidneys by a sniper, and Doakes died of Diphtheria in a hospital somewhere in Holland.
In the semi-darkness of the dawn, the advancing Maisonneuve mistook the retiring Highlanders as a German attack.
www.combinedops.com /Walcheren.htm   (6505 words)

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The Highlanders advanced on toward the hill in the afternoon in textbook fashion: two companies up, two companies back, HQ in Carriers in the middle and support following.
He also setup part of his HQ squarely in the middle of the hill, right next to an ammo carrier, which (not surprisingly) was hit by German mortar fire.
The Calgaries managed to hang on to the hill with help from the supporting tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers.
www.vims.edu /~jeff/asl/dig7_9.htm   (2515 words)

 Second World War Books: Books by Subject
Dileas: A History of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1929-1956.
Farran, R. History of the Calgary Highlanders, 1921-54.
Jackson, H. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s).
www.sonic.net /~bstone/bib/bib157035.shtml   (381 words)

 Canadian Re-enactment Groups
The unit also portrays Support Company of the 48th Highlanders and may add the Saskatoon Light Infantry to their repertoire of impressions.
"The Seaforth Highlanders of Holland, Memorial Pipes and Drums", residing in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands, has been established in commemoration of the liberating armed forces of the "Gelderse Vallei" in 1945, and in particular the regiment Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
The Seaforth Highlanders of Holland, Memorial Pipes and Drums, was founded on 8th September 1999 in the Dutch town of Barneveld.
www.canuck.freeservers.com /reenact.htm   (1885 words)

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