North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title


3rd Canadian Infantry DivisionCapbadge North Nova Scotia Highlanders

9th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

D-DAY Regiment

Motto: SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL (Breed of manly men)

Headquarters Location: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

Details of The North Nova Scotia Highlanders were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, under the designation 'The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (Machine Gun), CASF (Details)', for local protection duties. The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment subsequently mobilized 'The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated the '1st Battalion, The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, CASF' on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Great Britain on 18 July 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy, France, as part of the 9th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 January 1946. Source: Canada.ca