Calgary Highlanders 1920-39

The Calgary Regiment

In 1920, the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) had been reorganized as The Calgary Regiment by General Order 32/1920.

The Calgary Highlanders

On 3 January 1921, The Calgary Highlanders came into being, with a core of 80 percent of 10th Battalion veterans serving in the Non-Permanent Active Militia (NPAM) in the interwar years, in a part-time capacity.

The regiment was reorganized into five battalions on paper:

  • 1st Battalion was designated “1st Battalion (10th Battalion, C.E.F.) Calgary Highlanders”.
  • 2nd Battalion was to perpetuate the 50th Battalion, CEF.
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th Battalions designated “Reserve” battalions perpetuating the 56th, 82nd and 137th Battalions of the CEF.

In 1924, the alliance with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders began, adopting the unique dress regulations of the Argylls.


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