2nd BATTALION THE NOVA SCOTIA
HIGHLANDERS (CAPE BRETON)
The Nova Scotia Highlanders trace their origins from 1871. Their predecessors, the 85th and 185th Regiments, gained a very high reputation as fighting units in the 1914-18 war, earning over 250 decorations for valour. Following this war, the two battalions amalgamated to form the Cape Breton Highlanders. In the 1939-45 war, the Regiment fought in Italy and NW Europe.
After the war, it returned to Militia status and, in 1954, an amalgamation
with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and Pictou Highlanders formed a
new Highland Regiment. The 2nd Battalion perpetuates proudly the
85th and Cape Breton Highlanders and is today a Highland Militia infantry
battalion of the Canadian Armed Forces, based in and around Sydney, Nova
Short History taken from another site on the web, (Quann Famly Military History):
The Cape Breton Highlanders have a long and courageous history dating back to 1871 when they were first formed. The Regiment was then known as the 94th Victoria Regiment, and was stationed at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Original personnel of the Regiment were mostly Scots, who came from the Duke of Argyll's estates in the highlands of Scotland. The 94th became a Regiment in 1879, adopting the sub-title Argyll Highlanders, and wearing their tartan. At that time the Regiment consisted of four companies, and at a later date four more companies were recruited, and continued to be part of the Regiment until the outbreak of World War One. In August 1914 the 94th was called to Active Service, 2400 men were sent to the 85th Battalion, and the 185th Battalion, Cape Breton Highlanders. In 1939 the Cape Breton Highlanders were called to Active Service and after hard training in England joined the campaigns in Italy, the French Riveria and the Netherlands. The Battalion was disbanded in 1946 and the 2nd Battalion then became the Cape Breton Highlanders with headquarters at Victoria Park, Sydney with companies in Sydney, Glace Bay, Sydney Mines, New Waterford and Baddeck
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT ABLE TO HELP WITH RESEARCHING THE HISTORY
OF THIS GREAT REGIMENT.
The Regiment also keeps contact with The Eagle Troop RHA and 5th Bn (Napiers) The Rajputan Rifles of the Indian Army.
Cheshire Army Cadet Force, Fox Barracks, Liverpool Road, Chester, CH2 4BU.
Tel: 01244 390252
There is a web site for the Cheshire
Army Cadet Force.
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