48th Highlanders of Canada

Unit Identification

48th Highlanders of Canada crest

Dileas Gu Brath

"Faithful Forever"

Who We Are

The 48th Highlanders of Canada is an infantry regiment in Toronto.

As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations.

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Email: 32cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Phone: 416-635-2771

Unit Parade Night: Friday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Harold Pedwell, CD

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Derek Murphy, CD

Our History

In 1891 a group of men gathered in Toronto intent on forming the city's first Highland regiment. The regiment was designated by the Militia Department with the number "48" and the word "Highlanders" and shortly thereafter Lieutenant-Colonel John Irvine Davidson assumed command of the newly constituted 48th Highlanders of Canada.

The Regiment was gazetted on October 16, 1891, and began to drill at Upper Canada College. It first marched out on the 21st of April, 1892, to be greeted by crowds of cheering Torontonians. On the Queen's Birthday that year, the Regiment was presented with its first set of colours by His Excellency Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada.

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Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

48th Highlanders of Canada
Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1R9

Telephone: (416)-635-2765

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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