Honours and Awards

ORDER OF THE CLAN OF THE GALLANT CANADIANS

Why the Clan of the Gallant Canadians?
The Clan was given Royal Assent in 1992.  George Milne, Regimental Secretary of the Calgary Highlanders in 1992, visited Buckingham Palace to meet Sir Robin Janvrin where he presented the designs and case for the proposed Clan of the Gallant Canadians medals. He did so and was asked to return at 10:00 a.m. the next day. Sir Robin had met with Her Majesty the Queen the day before and presented the proposal. The response from Her Majesty was, according to Mister Milne: “Tell George his medals are approved and are the first regimental medals approved since the time of Cromwell. As to George’s query about my view of giving them to civilians as well, not only for auspicious service to the regiment but for donating substantial sums…I approve!”  “Tell George”, she added, “that he is simply following in the footsteps of my grandfather King George V and Lloyd George, who sold our baronetcies for 20,000 pounds each in the grim days of the 1920’s.

The Clan of the Gallant Canadians is patterned after the Scottish Clans, and the title is taken from the title of a poem written in honour of the 10th Battalion, CEF, and published in the Calgary Daily Herald on 10 September 1918. The title has since come to exemplify the actions of The Calgary Highlanders. The poem in its original form is:

Gallant Canadians, you’ve shown the world
you can stand for democracy when her flag’s unfurled.
At Ypres, Festubert, at Vimy and Somme,
You brought us glory by work well done.
Gallant Canadians, you heard the call –
The motherland in danger – you gave your all.
How can we forget you men, brave and strong,
fighting for justice, righting the wrong?
Gallant Canadians, the world won’t forget you died for freedom – we owe you a debt.
The deeds you have done for humanity’s cause
Will ring round the world – receive its applause.
Gallant Canadians, well done, the world says:
You fought and suffered in the war’s early days. Historians will write as a nation to come;
Democracy hails you for all you have done.

In order to recognize the efforts of outstanding members of the regiment and the community, an order was devised to show appreciation for those contributions. The reward is a permanent decoration and membership in the Order of the Clan of the Gallant Canadians. Persons who, by providing time and dedication, financial support, or a combination of both, have greatly improved the morale and well-being of the regiment may be considered for membership in the Clan. All officers and non-commissioned members, honorary members, associate members and members of the Calgary Highlanders Family Association are eligible to be awarded with a membership. Civilian friends of the regiment having provided outstanding support to the regiment may also be considered for honours in this manner.

Nominations for awards may be made by any member of the regimental family and are to be submitted to the nominating and electoral committee together with a written citation supporting the recommendation. The Committee will review the submissions; determine which rank will be recommended for approval by Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation.  The Regimental Secretary will then inform the recipient of the decoration so awarded.

The nominating and electoral committee will be composed of:
Deputy Commanding Officer (Committee Chairman)
Regimental Sergeant Major
Member of Regimental Funds Foundation (To be appointed by the HCol)
Member of the Regimental Senate (to be appointed by Chairman of the Senate)
Secretary/Treasurer of the CHRFF

Leadership of the Clan-

LAIRD (The Chief)
Traditionally in the highland clans, the chief was chosen according to the rules of Tanistry from the most suitable members of the ruling family. He was the lawgiver of his clan in time of peace and was their leader in times of war. The chief also divided lands and ensured that even the humblest member of the community had his portion due. Chosen from the most prominent and respected members of the Clan, there will be only one Chief of the Clan of the Gallant Canadians. The Chief is selected by the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation and at the time of appointment, will have a mutually agreed upon term of office, generally three years. The duties of the Chief shall be to advise and assist the Honorary Colonel and Honorary Lieutenant Colonel as requested by them. On 29 May 2013 the CHRFF appointed HCol (Ret’d) Fred Mannix to become the first Chief of the Clan.
Privileges- The Chief may provide a personal Pipe Banner to The Calgary Highlanders Pipes and Drums, which will be carried at Clan gatherings or at Mess dinners of the Calgary Highlanders.

Dress- The Chief will wear the Chain of the Clan; a neck chain collar adorned with oak leaves of Kitcheners Wood and the Coat of Arms of the Province of Zeeland, the Netherlands with The Regimental Device in gold (St. Andrew’s cross, Beaver, Crown, with scroll inscribed Gallant Canadians). The decoration is to be worn only at official Clan of the Gallant Canadians gatherings or at Calgary Highlanders Mess Dinners where mess dress is required. When relinquishing office, the Chief will pass the Chain of the Clan to the Tanist as successor.

The Tanist
Customarily in the days of the highland clans, the Tanist was entitled to be the successor of the Chief according to the laws of Tanistry, was nominated into his position and retained this title during the lifetime of the Chief. The duties were to hold the Clan lands in trust for the Clan and their heirs. In the Clan of the Gallant Canadians, the Tainst is selected by the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Funds Foundation as the next Chief in succession. The duties of the Tanist shall be to support the Chief, study the history and organization of the Regiment and the Clan, prepare the catechism for the membership, and be ready to replace the Chief when requested to do so.
Privileges- The Tanist may provide a personal Pipe Banner to The Calgary Highlanders Pipes and Drums, which will be carried at Clan gatherings or at Mess dinners of the Calgary Highlanders.

Application of the laws of Tanistry

Historically the laird (lord) and tanist were chosen from among the heads of the “roydammna” or “righdamhna” (literally, those of kingly material) or, alternatively, among all males of the sept (a division of a family, translated as sliocht, meaning “progeny” or “seed”), and elected by them in full assembly. The eligibility was based on patrilineal relationship, with the composition and the governance of the clan were built upon male-line descent from a similar ancestor. The Gaels exported tanistry and other customs to those parts of Scotland which they controlled after AD 400. No female succession, or male succession via female lines, was allowed in the Gaelic succession model. In contrast, the Clan of Gallant Canadians embraces the potential leadership of all members of the Regimental Family, regardless of gender or rank.
Within the Clan of Gallant Canadians, the office is filled by the selection of the Laird (Chief) and Tanist through nomination to the Regimental Funds Foundation Executive, board discussion, and appointment. Replacement succession is dependent upon the ability and desire of the incumbents along with the needs of the Clan.

Toshach

• The uppermost serving rank;
• Open to all officers, non-commissioned members (past and present), Associate Members, Honorary members and Friends of the Regiment; and
• Presented for auspicious service to the regiment over an extended period.

Order- Worn about the neck, the coloured silk ribbon commemorates the battles of two world wars with the regimental device in gold (St. Andrew’s cross, beaver, crown with scroll inscribed “Gallant Canadians”).

Dress- The decoration may be worn on formal dress occasions with black tie, Highland formal wear, or business suit/regimental mufti and on the uniform at the Commanding Officer’s discretion.
The decoration may be worn at official Clan of the Gallant Canadians gatherings, at Calgary Highlanders mess dinners, or with business attire/regimental mufti at other appropriate functions. Ladies may choose to wear the Toshach, Chieftain, and/or Henchman awards, with the neck ribbon or in “bow-form”, pinned on their left side.

Chieftain

• The second highest rank;
• Open to all officers, non-commissioned members (past and present), Associate Members, Honorary members and Friends of the Regiment;
• Presented for meritorious service to the regiment over an extended period; or
• For *considerable cumulative donations to the Regimental Funds Foundation; or
• For a noteworthy combination of meritorious service and financial support.

Order- Worn about the neck, the coloured silk ribbon commemorates the battles of two world wars with the regimental device in silver (St. Andrew’s cross, beaver, crown with scroll inscribed “Gallant Canadians”).

Dress- The decoration may be worn on formal dress occasions with black tie, Highland formal wear, or business suit/regimental mufti and on the uniform at the Commanding Officer’s discretion.
The decoration may be worn at official Clan of the Gallant Canadians gatherings, at Calgary Highlanders mess dinners, or with business attire/regimental mufti at other appropriate functions. Ladies may choose to wear the Toshach, Chieftain, and/or Henchman awards, with the neck ribbon or in “bow-form”, pinned on their left side.

Henchman

• The third highest rank;
• Open to all officers, non-commissioned members (past and present), and Honorary members;
• Presented for meritorious service to the regiment over an extended period; or
• For * substantial cumulative donations to the Regimental Funds Foundation.

Order- Worn about the neck, the coloured silk ribbon commemorates the battles of two world wars with the Regimental device in bronze (St. Andrew’s cross, beaver, crown with scroll inscribed “Gallant Canadians”).

Dress- The decoration may be worn on formal dress occasions with black tie, Highland formal wear, or business suit/regimental mufti and on the uniform at the Commanding Officer’s discretion. Ladies may choose to wear the Toshach, Chieftain, and/or Henchman awards, with the neck ribbon or in “bow-form”, pinned on their left side.

Clansman

• The fourth level;
• Open to all officers, non-commissioned members (past and present), Associate Members, Honorary members and Friends of the Regiment; and
• Presented for meritorious service to the regiment over an extended period.

Order- Worn pinned to the right breast, the coloured silk ribbon commemorates devotion, with the Regimental device in bronze (miniature St. Andrew’s cross, beaver, crown with scroll inscribed “Gallant Canadians”).

Dress- The decoration may be worn on formal dress occasions with black tie, Highland formal wear, or business suit/regimental mufti and on the uniform at the Commanding Officer’s discretion.

MEMBERS OF THE CLAN OF THE GALLANT CANADIANS

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Name Rank Organization Position Date Approved
Alden, John Captain Headquarters Company Finance Officer 30-Apr-05
Bakker, Irene Honourary Dutch Counsel Community Support 24-Oct-18
Balm, Alfred Pre-2001
Bercuson, Dr. David Professor of History, U of C Regimental Historian
Besse, Robert Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters Regimental Sergeant Major 30-Oct-15
Blakely, Sam Colonel Commanding Officer Museum Historian 24-Oct-18
Boyle, Peter Major Battalion Headquarters Regimental Major 30-Mar-16
Cameron, Scotty Honorary Colonel
Clapperton, Kyle Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 08-Dec-16
Cox, James MCpl (Ret) 01-Nov-14
Currie, Lauchlan Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel 25-Feb-17
Dorosh, Michael Corporal A Coy Piper, Clerk, Historian, Author, Editor 24-Oct-18
Fletcher, Byron Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters RSM 2001
Gibbons, Lindsey CHRFF Organizer 2019
Gibson, Robert Honorary Colonel
Goebel, Rick Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer
Griffiths, Kent Chief Warrant Officer 41 Brigade HQ Brigade RSM 23-Sep-04
Grigg, Glynis Community Support 2019
Grime, Peter  Lieutenant-Colonel  Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 1997
Hall, Kevin CHRFF donation and volunteer 11-May-17
Heyland, Dalt Lieutenant-Colonel
Howard, W Lieutenant
Kelly, Emmett Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters RSM 31-Mar-10
Kozicky, Helen Warrant Officer 2 Pre-2001
Mascardelli, Denis Captain (Retired) Regimental Association President 28-Oct-15
Maitland, Alan Lieutenant Colonel Pre-2001
Mannix, Fred Honourary Colonel Pre-2001
McCumber, M Chief Warrant Officer Regimental Association
McDaniel,Rod Honourary Colonel Pre-2001
McDonald, Mark Pipes and Drums Pipe Major 2001
McDonald, Skip Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Regimental Headquarters Honorary LCol 30-Apr-05
Meades, Russ Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters RSM 1999
Millar, Robert Brigadier General (retired) Community Support 2019
Moors, Gord Varisty Chrysler CEO Foundation patron Donation 28-Sep-17
Morasch, Fern Foundation patron Donation 2021
Morasch, George Corporal (WWII) Foundation patron Community Support and Donations 2021
Nickle, Sam C. Honorary Colonel/LCol Regimental Association HCol /Commanding Officer 1993
Nikkel, Michelle CHRFF Organizer 2019
Owens, Michael Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 30-Oct-15
Palmer, Ryan Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 2021
Pangracs, Dean Cpl (Ret’d) A Coy Rifleman – Donor 08-Dec-16
Reaper, Paul Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander
Russell, Denny Sergeant Battalion Headquarters Technical Quartermaster Sergeant 02-Apr
Scott, G Lieutenant-Colonel
Segal, Joseph Donation Pre-2001
Shaw, Michael Honorary Colonel Battalion Headquarters Honorary Colonel 30-Oct-15
Shyba, Greg donation and volunteer 11-May-17
Shyba, Rod donation and volunteer 11-May-17
Spaan, Warren Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 02-Mar
Tucker, Chris Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters Regimental Sgt Major 16-Dec
Tennant, Mark Lieutenant Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer Pre-2001
Van Wielingen, Gus Consul of Netherlands Patron Donation Pre-2001
Venker, Edana MCpl (Ret) Regimental Kit Shop Volunteer 22-Apr-06
Vernon, Michael Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 30-Oct-15
Vetter, Keith Pre-2001
Villiger, F. Lee Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer 01-Apr-05
Walters, Flint Chief Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters Regimental Sergeant Major 28-Mar-07
Woodward, Brian Drummer Regimental Pipes and Drums 2019
Chieftain        
Alden, John Captain Administration Company Finance Officer 2003
Ansell, Laura Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer
Beauchamp, Andrew Major Battalion Headquarters Operations Officer 28-Oct-15
Bialek, Phil Corporal “A” Company Junior Leader 31-Mar-10
Blakely, Samuel Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer & AB Dist Comd Pre-2001
Boyle, Peter Captain Battalion Headquarters Regimental Adjutant 31-Mar-10
Brewer, Verne Captain (Retired) April 2013
Calvert, Jason Sergeant (Retired) 2383 Oilfields Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Cadet Volunteer 2021
Clancy, Ed Major (Retired) April 2013
Cousins, Gord Captain 2137 RCACC Commanding Officer 02-Apr
Simon Cox Major Battalion Headquarters Operation Officer 25-Apr-09
Craddock, Robert Major 2137 RCACC Commanding Officer 31-Mar-10
Dennis, Murray Lieutenant Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer Pre-2002
Donovan, W Captain/CWO RSM Pre-2003
Fletcher, John Colonel Battalion Headquarters Commanding Officer & AB Dist Comd Pre-2004
Gibbons, Linsey CHRFF Support Volunteer 15-Feb-17
Hall, Kevin CHRFF Director 2017
Henderson, RW Chief Warrant Officer Pipes and Drums Pipe Major
Henry, Mike Regimental Museum & Archives Chief Archivist 27-Nov-14
Hughes, Paul Colonel CO & AB Dist Commander Pre-2006
Leek, Gord Captain 3016 RCACC Commanding Officer -CH Cadets Pre-2002
Lyster, Bill Major Pre-2007
MacDonald Pipes and Drums Pipe Major 2001
McCumber, Helen Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 28-Mar-07
Moreau, James Warrant Officer A Coy Pl 2IC 28-Oct-15
Munro, Don Captain Regimental Museum & Archives Vet & Volunteer Pre-2008
Nickle, Michelle CHRFF Administration Volunteer 15-Feb-17
Nordick Lieutenant Colonel Pre-2009
Pearson, Sandy Colonel Pre-2010
Penny Pipe Major Pipes and Drums Pipe Sgt 2001
Russell, Shelley Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 31-Mar-10
Shyba, Rod Volunteer 2012
Shyba, Greg Volunteer 2012
Spicer, Anne Fred Mannix Admin Assistant Regimental Office Volunteer Pre-2011
Stewart, James Pipes and Drums Drum Major
Stone, Gregory Dr. Board Director CHRFF Board Chair, GHMB 25-Feb-17
Sucha, Don Regimental Museum & Archives Volunteer 30-Mar-16
Westbury, Dick Major Vet & Volunteer Pre-2012
White, Jack Regimental Bard Volunteer Pre-2013
Woodword, Brian Captain (retired) Pipes and Drums Drum Sgt 2001
Zivkow, Steven Captain Battalion Headquarters Adjutant 28-Oct-15
Zuidema, Jack Major Vet & Volunteer Pre-2014
         
Henchman        
Alexander, John Major Vet & Volunteer Pre-2001
Anderson, B Warrant Officer Pre-2001
Andress, Perry Corporal Regimental Pipes and Drums Drummer 2019
Aburto, Sergio Warrant Officer Battalion Headquarters Operations Warrant 28-Oct-15
Besse, R Warrant Officer Pre-2001
Boyer, David Warrant Officer former RSM Vet & Volunteer Pre-2001
Bryden, John Patrick Lieutenant Colonel Army Headquarters Support to regiment (highland uniforms) 2018
Cater, Wally Lieutenant Cadet Instructor Cadre CH Cadets – CO Pre-2001
Chagnon, Paul Master Warrant Officer A Coy, B Coy CSM 2021
Child, Arthur Honourary Colonel Pre-2001
Clements, Ken Cpl (Ret’d) Regimental Association Volunteer 28-Oct-15
Dawson, Robert Honourary Colonel Pre-2001
de-Guzman -Tucker, Darlene Warrant Offcier
Desilets, Nancy Photographer – Volunteer 11-May-17
Desilets, Richard Sergeant A Coy Company Quartermaster 28-Oct-15
Dorcas, Kyle Captain/ Major “A” Company Officer Commanding 2002
Dorosh, Michael Corporal Regimental Headquarters Webmaster/Clothing Storesman 30-Apr-05
Dover, Mary Colonel Vet & Volunteer Pre-2001
Downey, Gerald Sergeant “A” Company Platoon 2 i/c 2003
Dube, Bill Pre-2001
Emslie, Maria Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 28-Mar-07
Feary, J.T. Sergeant Pre-2001
Fedoruk, Glenn Warrant Officer Headquarters Company Recruiting WO 22-Apr-06
Fish, Jan Regimental Museum and Archives Volunteer 27-Nov-14
Ford, Ed Lieutenant Pre-2001
Ganowicz, Stefan Battalion Headquarters Henchman 2003
Giles, Michael Pipe Major Regimental Pipes and Drums Pipe Major 28-Oct-15
Greenough, Cindy Warrant Officer Administration Company TQMS
Griffiths, Kent Sergeant “A” Company
Griffiths, Renee Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 28-Mar-07
Hass, Henry Pre-2001
Hethereington, Earent Major Pre-2001
Holm, Frank Pre-2001
Jackson, Joe Sergeant Pre-2001
Jones, George Company Sergeant Major Pre-2001
King, Brian S. Warrant Officer/Lt Pipes and Drums Drum Major
Klein, Steven Warrant Officer A Coy Pl 2IC 28-Oct-15
Klapatiuk, L Captain CH Cadets – CO 2001
Klemp, John Major Pre-2001
Knight, Darrel Cpl (Ret’d) Regimental Association Volunteer 28-Oct-15
LaLonde, Norman Sgt (Ret’d) Regimental Association Hockey Team & 161st 11-May-17
Lockwood, Glenn Major Pre-2001
MacDonald, JR Warrant Officer Regimental Association
MacRimmon, Malcolm Master Warrant Officer Pre-2001
Martin, Cody Master Corporal Headquarters Company Recruiting Cell 22-Apr-06
Mascardelli, Dianne Volunteer – The Glen 11-May-17
Mayson, Bill Captain Pre-2001
McCumber, Helen Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer
McCumber, Martin Chief Warrant Officer Pre-2001
McDonald, Mark Pipes and Drums Pipe Major
McFarquhar, Keith Master Corporal Pipes and Drums Section Leader – Piper
McIntee, Mike Master Warrant Officer Administration Company RQMS 2001
McLean, Fiona Captain Aide de Camp 2001
McLeod, D.T. Sergeant Pre-2001
Meades, Russ Master Warrant Officer “A” Company CSM 1993
More, Stu Major Pre-2001
Moreau, Jamie Corporal “A” Company 14-Sep-05
Mortimer, Peter -Rae Volunteer & Donor Pre-2001
Owens, Mike Lieutenant “A” Company 1 Platoon Commander 01-Apr-00
Petersen, Angie Sergeant Administration Company 2001
Rankin, Jim Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander
Rhodes, Joel Corporal Pipes and Drums Piper
Russell, Shelley Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer
Scott, Keith Sergeant Battalion Headquarters Chief Clerk
Spaan, Deirdre Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer
Stewart, Margaret Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 28-Mar-07
Stretch, Wayne Regimental Association Volunteer 28-Oct-15
ter Kuile, Daphne Lieutenant Battalion Headquarters Finance Officer 28-Oct-15
Toews, Bill Chief Warrant Officer Pre-2001
Tourand, Pat Pre-2001
Tucker, Chris Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander 30-Apr-05
Turnbull, Dave Warrant Officer “A” Company Company Quartermaster Sergeant 30-Apr-05
van der Sluis, Arjeh Captain Governor General’s Horse Guard support to regiment (uniforms) 2004
Venker, Edana Master Corporal (ret’d) Regimental Secretary’s Office Volunteer – Kit Shop
Waddell, Krista Corporal “A” Company Section 2 i/c 2000-2001
Wallace, Sid Lieutenant Commander CHRFF Regt Secretary -Volunteer Pre-2001
Welsh, Steve Corporal “A” Company Instructor 14-Sep-05
Woods, Martin Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander
Clansman        
Afflick, Terry Private A Coy Rifleman Pre-2001
Andrea Cameron Pre-2001
Avelino, Dino Master Corporal “A” Company Rifleman 01-Jan-03
Baillie, William Corporal Pipes and Drums Piper Pre-2002
Barrie, K Pipes and Drums Highland Dancer 01-Jan-03
Blakely, Pat pre-2001
Borsellino, Joseph Pre-2001
Brown, Harry Chief Warrant Officer Pipe Major Pre-2001
Calvert, Jasib Private Rifleman Pre-2001
Campbell, Lonnie Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Cater, Robert Corporal Pipes and Drums Bass Drummer 01-Apr-92
Cayley, Murray Rifleman Pre-2001
Cwynar, D.E. Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Dawson, R.J Rifleman Pre-2001
DeGuzman, Darlene Sergeant Svc Bn Volunteer 28-Mar-07
Dennis, Marion Pre-2001
Desilets, Richard Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander 22-Apr-06
Devine Master Corporal Section 2 i/c Pre-2001
Dodd, Mark Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander 22-Apr-06
Donovan, Denise Volunteer Pre-2001
Downey, Gerald Master Corporal “A” Company Section Commander Pre-2001
Duffin, Nora Pre-2001
Duval, Kerri Pipes and Drums Highland Dancer ??/??/2003
Edwards Master Corporal Section 2 i/c 28-Mar-07
Ellis, M Rifleman Pre-2001
Emslie, Maria Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer 30-Apr-05
Featherstone, Tammy Master Corporal HQ Company Admin Pre-2001
Finlay, D.D. Private Rifleman Pre-2001
Fletcher, Rita Volunteer Pre-2001
Goebeel, Pam Capt Kings Own Calgary Regiment Volunteer Pre-2001
Greenough, Cindy Sergeant Administration Company TQMS Pre-2001
Griffiths, Kent Sergeant Drum Major Pre-2002
Guise, Jean Pre-2001
Henninger Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Hetherington, Sarah Pre-2001
Heyland, R.T. Captain Pre-2001
Horman, R.T. Captain Pre-2001
Howard, Walter Lieutenant Vet & Volunteer Pre-2001
Hughes, Beverly Volunteer Pre-2001
Inglis, Mike Master Corporal Administration Company Storesman/Drummer Pre-2002
Johnson, Michael Corporal “A” Company Rifleman Pre-2001
Kenny, Keith Master Corporal “A” Company Section 2 i/c 30-May-07
King, Jennifer Pipes and Drums Highland Dancer ??/??/2003
Klein, Steven Sergeant “HQ” Company Section Commander 28-Mar-07
Lacentra, Fabio Master Corporal A Coy Medic Pre-2001
Lalonde, Sharon Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer
Lane, Jason Private Pipes and Drums Piper Pre-2002
Laramee, Pat Corporal Regimental Headquarters Clerk 30-Apr-05
Lee, Peggy Volunteer Pre-2001
Maines, Shirley Pre-2001
Maitland, Barbara Volunteer Pre-2001
Manywounds, Peter Pre-2001
Marchuk, Jody Corporal Pipes and Drums Section Leader 01-Apr-92
Martens, L Corporal Pipes and Drums Pre-2001
Martin, Cody Corporal “A” Company Rifleman 30-Apr-05
McCaig, John Rifleman Pre-2001
McCumber, Helen Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer Pre-2001
McFarquhar, Keith Master Corporal Pipes and Drums Section Leader 01-Apr-92
McGeachie, G.M. Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
McNaught, Ron Rifleman Pre-2001
Munro, Jean Rifleman Pre-2001
Neild, John Corporal Administration Company Storesman Pre-2001
Nickle, Rosemary Volunteer Pre-2001
Pierce, Alison Pipes and Drums Highland Dancer 01-Jan-03
Pink, Yvonne Pre-2001
Poonwah, Christian Master Corporal Headquarters Company Recruiting Cell/Section Commander 22-Apr-06
Reaper, Paul Sergeant “A” Company Section Commander Pre-2002
Rodger, Dean Pipes and Drums Piper Pre-2002
Russell, Shelly Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer Pre-2001
Savage, Simon Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Schmidt, Deanna 28-Mar-07
Simoneau Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Stewart, James Warrant Officer Pipes and Drums Drum Major Pre-2002
Stretch Corporal Pre-2001
Swinton, Tim Pre-2001
Tennant, Joyce Volunteer Pre-2001
Toews, Mary Volunteer Pre-2001
Una Lennam, Milady Pre-2001
Villiger, FL Corporal A Coy – Wpns Det Rifleman Pre-2001
Warrick Master Corporal HQ Company Admin Clerk Pre-2001
Waterhouse, Diane Volunteer Pre-2001
Watson, Bruce Pre-2001
Waye Corporal Headquarters Company Recruiting Cell 22-Apr-06
Wilkinson, Frank Warrant Office 2 Pre-2001
Winfield, Kevin Corporal Administration Company Storesman Pre-2001
Woods Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001
Yeates Corporal Rifleman Pre-2001

Annual Regimental Trophies and Awards

Annual Regimental Awards

There are a number of trophies, awards and competitions which are unique to the Calgary Highlanders. Recipients are determined in advance by the unit Honours and Awards Committee, chaired by the deputy commanding officer. Many of the trophies are presented by the Calgary Highlanders Regimental Association each April as part of the annual Reunion Dinner. The adjutant is responsible for maintaining a record of all annual award recipients, including CF commendations and Clan of the Gallant Canadians.
1. The Ensign’s Award. This award is presented annually to the “Most Proficient Junior Officer”, based upon the junior officer’s annual performance from April to March of the following year. The Ensign’s Award was donated by LCol W. Scrimes. The award is a reproduction of a hand written commission scroll signed by General James Wolfe and dated during the siege of Quebec.
2. Sgt Miller Trophy. This award is presented annually to the “Most Proficient Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer or Sergeant” serving in the unit. The trophy was named in memory of Sgt Frank Miller, a signals sergeant with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Sgt Miller was killed during the summer of 1976 while on a training exercise at CFB Suffield. The award is a pewter miniature soldier of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
3. Overseas Battalion Award. The Overseas Battalion Award is presented annually to the “Best Junior Non-Commissioned Officer” [Member] in the unit in a combat arms role. The award was presented by Maj Don Munro, a Second World War veteran, in memory of those who served with the Calgary Highlanders during the war. The Overseas Battalion Award is a regimental badge carved in wood and surrounded by the names of previous recipients.
4. J.V.H. Milvain Trophy. The Chief Justice J.V.H. Milvain Trophy is presented annually to the “Best Junior Non-Commissioned Officer” [Member] in the unit in a noncombat arms or support role. It was presented by the former Chief Justice of the Trial Division of the Province of Alberta. The trophy is in the form of a cup mounted on a base of polished wood.
5. LCol Mark Tennant Trophy. The LCol Mark Tennant Trophy is presented annually to the “Best Rifle Shot” in the battalion, based on annual classification scores. It is open to all members of the unit, regardless of rank. It was presented by LCol Tennant who served as commanding officer of the Calgary Highlanders from 1953 to 1956, and as honorary lieutenant-colonel from 1977 to 1981. The LCol Mark Tennant Trophy is a silver cup.
6. LCol P.F. Hughes Trophy. This trophy is presented annually to the “Most Proficient Member of the Pipes and Drums”. It is open to all members of the Pipes and Drums. It was presented by LCol (later Col) P.F. Hughes during his tour as commanding officer of the battalion (1979 to 1981). The trophy is a cup with a piper and drummer mounted on a wooden base.
7. Captain (Retired) John Alden Memorial Award. For unsurpassed external support to the Regimental Pipes and Drums, as selected by the members of the Pipes and drums. Presented annually at the Soldiers Christmas Dinner.
8. Col J.F. Scott Memorial Cup. This trophy recognizes the top athlete in the regiment. It is named for Col Scott, the first commanding officer of the overseas battalion during the Second World War.
9. LCol Spaan Soldier of Excellence Award. Former commanding officer LCol Spaan instituted this award for the most deserving Junior Rank, as determined by a secret ballot of their peers.
10. CWO Marty McCumber Award. This award is presented annually to recognize “Outstanding Service to the Regiment (Military or Civilian)”. It is named in honour of CWO Marty McCumber, MMM, CD, two-time regimental sergeant major of the Calgary Highlanders.
11. Oak Leafs Hockey Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player. These awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding performance in sports as chosen by the players of the regimental hockey team.
12. Command Team Coin. The Commanding Officer and RSM present Command Team Coins and/or Commendation Certificates to recognize the efforts of outstanding support to the regiment.

Other Regimental Trophies.
The regiment holds the following trophies which are no longer presented annually:
a. The Calgary Highlanders Annual Competition Bonspiel Trophy presented to the best curling team in the regiment. It was first awarded in 1956.
b. Maj J.W. Hugill Trophy presented to the winning tug-of-war team in a competition between the officers, senior NCOs and other ranks.
c. The Gallerie Series 103rd Regiment Trophy presented to the best all-around athlete in the regiment.
d. The Calgary News Telegraphy Challenge Trophy presented to the member of the regiment who wins the annual caber toss.
e. The TQ1 Infantry Trophy was awarded annually to the top candidate on the TQ1 Infantry Course.
f. The 103rd Regiment Top Recruit Trophy was awarded annually to the top recruit in the regiment. However, this trophy was replaced by The Highlander Soldier Trophy, presented in 1982 by MWO F. Brignell, Sgt W. Donovan, Sgt J. Rayner and Sgt G. Sands.
g. The AVGP Course Trophy was awarded annually to the top candidate on the AVGP Course.
h. The regiment also holds the Calgary Revolver Club Challenge Trophy for annual competition by garrison units.
i. The regiment has available the Inter-Coy Pistol Team Cup presented to the Calgary Highlanders by Col J.F. Scott.
j. The regiment holds the 24th Infantry Brigade Sports Sarcee Camp 1928 Football Trophy and the Grand Aggregate Bourley Camp Field Sports Trophy awarded on 8 September 1918.
k. The regiment holds the HLCol S.C. Nickle Challenge Cup for miniature pipe bands. This trophy was first presented in 1966.
l. The regiment holds the Baeggville Trophy for presentation to the unit with the best tent lines.
m. Ian Still Memorial Cup. Instituted in 1988, this award recognizes the Best Piper. It is named for Piper Ian Still, an engineer from Scotland who had previously played for the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Regiment Pipe Band in Lethbridge. When that regiment was reduced, Capt Still transferred to Calgary and concealed his commission when he joined the Pipes and Drums of the Calgary Highlanders. He retired as a master corporal in 1983, suffering a massive stroke soon after, and passed away in 1988. This award was presented privately at Pipes and Drums functions.
n. Stewart-MacGregor Memorial Cup. Instituted in 1988, this award recognizes the Best Drummer. It was presented privately at Pipes and Drums functions.

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