48th Highlanders of Canada, R.C.I.C.

48th Highlanders of Canada, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title

First Canadian Infantry Divisioncapbadge 48th Highlanders of Canada

1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division

Motto: DILEAS GU BRATH (Faithful forever)

Headquarters Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The regiment mobilized the '48th Highlanders of Canada, CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated the '1st Battalion, 48th Highlanders of Canada, CASF' on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Britain on 16 December 1939, and on 13 June 1940 it went to France as part of the Second British Expeditionary Force, reaching Sablé-sur-Sarthe before being ordered back. It landed in Sicily on 10 July 1943 and in Italy on 3 September 1943 as part of the 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. In March 1945, the regiment moved with the 1st Canadian Corps to North West Europe, where it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 31 December 1945. Source: Canada.ca