Honours and Awards of The
The Calgary Highlanders
have always had their service recognized in a variety of ways, both
individually and collectively. The most important form of group
recognition has traditionally been the award of Battle Honours in
recognition of combat service as a formed unit. The oak leaf shoulder
titles worn by the regiment are also a unique form of distinction,
described fully in the section on Traditions.
Many Monuments have been
erected at home and abroad to commemorate the Regiment's war service;
approximately 1,900 war graves are also mute testimony to the sacrifice
of soldiers of the Regiment in the two world wars.
Medals, Decorations and
Orders have always been a tangible form of individual recognition; the
Regiment proudly numbers two of Canada's Victoria Cross holders among
its fallen veterans. The colourful ribbons of the insignia for these
awards are granted not just for sacrifice on the battlefield, but to
mark long service, good conduct, active service abroad, bravery, and
Above average service
while training at home is recognized annually by an extensive catalogue
of regimental trophies and awards, and The Calgary Highlanders have also
created a unique system of individual recognition all its own with the
Clan of the Gallant Canadians, the last unofficial Regimental Order in
the British Commonwealth since the time of Oliver Cromwell.