The North Nova Scotia Highlanders
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|The North Nova Scotia Highlanders|
|Part of||Royal Canadian Infantry Corps|
|Garrison/HQ||Amherst, Nova Scotia|
|Motto(s)||Cos Cheum Nach Gabh Tilleadh|
|Colors||Facing colour white|
|March||Quick – The Atholl Highlanders|
|Tartan||Murray of Atholl|
Founded in 1936 as The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.) by the amalgamation of the Cumberland Highlanders, The Colchester and Hants Rifles, and 'C' Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, it acquired its present title in 1941. The regiment landed on Juno beach on D-Day, assigned to 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. In 1954, as a result of the Kennedy Report on the Reserve Army, this regiment was amalgamated with The Cape Breton Highlanders and The Pictou Highlanders to form 1st Battalion The Nova Scotia Highlanders.
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders were allied to the South Staffordshire Regiment and were kitted with a blue glengarry with diced border, scarlet doublet, white sporran with five black points, scarlet & green hose, green garter flashes with full dress only for pipers and drummers.
The regiment perpetuated the 25th, 106th & 193rd Battalions C.E.F and held its final Order of Precedence as 34.
During World War 2 Major Kurt Meyer of the Waffen SS murdered captured soldiers from the regiment. After the war he was convicted, and received a life sentence. His sentence was, however commuted to five years, served in Canada.
- The War of 1812
- DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812–1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (honorary distinction)
- SOUTH AFRICA 1899–1900
- MOUNT SORREL
- Arras 1917 & 1918
- Vimy 1917
- Hill 70
- Cambrai 1918
- YPRES 1917 & 1918
- Somme 1916 & 1918
- Ancre Heights
- Scarpe 1917 & 1918
- HINDENBURG LINE
- Canal du Nord
- PURSUIT TO MONS
- FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915–18
- NORMANDY LANDING
- The Orne
- BOURGUÉBUS RIDGE
- Faubourg de Vaucelles
- Verrières Ridge- Tilly-la-Campagne
- The Laison
- Boulogne, 1944
- Calais, 1944
- THE SCHELDT
- Savojaards Plaat
- Breskens Pocket
- THE RHINELAND
- Waal Flats
- The Hochwald
- THE RHINE
- NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944–1945
Only uppercase honours are displayed on the guidon.
- "Nova Scotia ex-POW Dudka dies". CBC News. 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
Sgt. Dudka, born in New Glasgow, was captured after the D-Day invasion and was among those who helped convict SS Gen. Kurt Meyer in the execution of Canadian prisoners of war.
- Barnes, RM, The Uniforms and History of the Scottish Regiments, London, Sphere Books Limited, 1972.
- Will R. Bird, No retreating footsteps: the story of the North Novas. Kentville, NS: Kentville Publishing Company, 1946
- Donald Pearce, Journal of a War: North-West Europe, 1944–1945. Toronto: Macmillan, 1965.
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