The Calgary Highlanders

The Calgary Highlanders assumed a Highland identity in 1921 and was affiliated to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in 1925. The 103rd (Calgary Rifles) Regiment contributed volunteers to the 10th Bn and later raised the 50th, 56th, 82nd and 137th Battalions Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Calgary Highlanders perpetuated the 10th, the 56th and 82nd Battalions. The Kings Own Calgary Regiment also counts the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) as its founding Unit and perpetuated the 50th and the 137th Battalions.

Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta. 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.
Facings: Old Gold Tartan: Argyll and Sutherland
Motto: ‘Onward’
Regimental march: ‘Highland Laddie’ and ‘All the Blue Bonnets are O’er the Border’
1910: Raised as the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles)
1920: The Calgary Regiment
1921: 1st Bn The Calgary Highlanders

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