Major Moore was the first
soldier of the Regiment to go abroad on peacekeeping duty, and hundreds
more have followed in his footsteps, joining Regular Force units for
tours of duty in Cyprus, Cambodia, the Golan Heights, the Suez, and most
recently in the former Yugoslavia.
A lifesize diorama on the
Peacekeeping exhibit shows one of the many typical duties of Canadian
peacekeepers in Bosnia - an entry team uncovering an illegal weapons
cache in a war-damaged house.
September 2002, an entire platoon of Calgary Highlanders was integrated
into the PPCLI Battle Group making up Rotation 11 (Roto 11) of Operation
Palladium in Bosnia-Herzogovina. The battle group (comprising
headquarters, two infantry companies, one support company, and an
administration company) numbered approximately 350 soldiers from 1 PPCLI,
with troops from Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians); as well as
artillery and engineer troops - and also a formed company of 185
reservists including a formed company of 124 soldiers. This battle
group was the major component of the 1,100 man Canadian Task Force
Bosnia-Herzogovina. Almost 40,000 Canadian soldiers had rotated through
the Balkans in the service of peace from 1992 to 2003 - 200 of them have
been Calgary Highlanders.
This is the end of
the virtual tour; other displays in the Calgary Highlanders
museum include an interactive video terminal with wartime documentary
newsreel footage showing the Canadian Army in action in World War Two.
As well, the artwork of acclaimed Canadian military artist Ron Volstad
is displayed on the outer wall of the Calgary Highlanders gallery,
showing the variety of uniforms worn by the regiment from inception
until the 1970s.
anticipated that displays featuring artifacts from Calgary Highlanders
serving in Afghanistan will be prepared for public consumption in due