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M135 - The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.) Cast Silver Officer's Cap Badge

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M135 - The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (M.G.) Cast Silver Cap Badge

 

2 lugs

Heavy Badge

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 the Second World War, 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.