QC era Nova Scotia Highlanders (North Novas) Cap & Collar set (3)
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You are viewing a rare set of QC era Nova Scotia Highlanders (North Novas) Cap & Collars. This bi-metal set is in excellent unused condition. The cap badge has its original lugs in good order, but the collar set has straight pin attachments, which suggest an officer grade set. Both are also in excellent condition. A rare grouping of hard to find badges.
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Some History ... The regiment was formed in 1954 by the amalgamation of The North Nova Scotia Highlanders, The Cape Breton Highlanders, and The Pictou Highlanders. It was composed of two separate units, officially designated as the 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North), and 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton), both of which were part of 5th Canadian Division's 36 Canadian Brigade Group. The 1st Battalion was headquartered in Truro with individual companies located in Amherst, Pictou, New Glasgow, Springhill, and Truro. The 2nd Battalion was headquartered in Sydney, and in 2011 it was renamed back to its pre-1954 designation, the Cape Breton Highlanders. This leaves The Nova Scotia Highlanders as a one-battalion regiment. Today the Nova Scotia Highlanders (also known as North Novas) is a reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. It is part of 36 Canadian Brigade Group, 5th Canadian Division. The North Nova Scotia Highlanders originated in Amherst, Nova Scotia. On the 6th of April 1871 as the Cumberland Provisional Battalion of Infantry. On the 12th of June 1885. After WWI they were redesignated on June 15th, 1927 as The Cumberland Highlanders. They were amalgamated on 1 December 1936 with The Colchester and Hants Regiment (less 'C Company') and C Company of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion, CMGC (now The Princess Louise Fusiliers) and finally re-designated as The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (Machine Gun).