On Saturday, 19 April, the officers of the unit had their traditional dining in, and on Saturday, 20 April The Calgary Highlanders exercised their right to the Freedom of the City of Calgary and marched with bayonets fixed, colours flying and drums beating to City Hall, led by the Regimental Pipes and Drums. The Old Guard fell in at the Calgary Public Library and the traditional lament and wreath laying were conducted at the regimental plaque on the Old City Hall, originally erected by surviving members of the 10th Battalion after the First World War. Colonel Boehli inspected the regiment, including the Old Guard. The regiment marched back to the Armouries down Stephen Avenue Mall, where the Regimental Association conducted its Annual General Meeting. A brief awards ceremony was conducted, and the regiment adjourned to the annual all-ranks St. Julien's Dinner.
(Photo at right via Captain Holly Mitchell)
A new Board of Directors for the Regimental Association was elected at the meeting:
President - Denis
Details of the Regimental Trophies can be found on this page.
The Ensign's Award, for most proficient junior officer based on performance from April 2012 to March 2013, as selected by the Commanding Officer and assisted by the Deputy Commanding Officer and Officers Commanding the companies, was awarded to Captain Beauchamp.
The Sergeant Miller Trophy, presented to the most proficient Master Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer or Sergeant in the unit, as selected by the C.O., on consultation with the RSM, DCO and OCs, went to Master Warrant Officer Glenn Fedoruk.
The Overseas Battalion Award, recognizing the best junior non-commissioned officer in an infantry or combat support role, went to Master Corporal Buckley.
The J.V.H. Milvain Award, recognizing the best junior non-commissioned officer in a non-combat role, went to Master Corporal Daphne ter Kuile.
The Lieutenant Colonel Mark Tennant Trophy, awarded to the best rifle shot in the regiment, goes to Sergeant Malenfant for 2012.
The Lieutenant Colonel P.F. Hughes Trophy for Most Proficient Member of the Regimental Pipes and Drums went to Corporal Drummond.
The Waterhouse Award, presented by the senior non-commissioned soldiers of the regiment to the most deserving junior rank for a broad range of achievements, was accepted by Sergeant Moore.
The Lieutenant Colonel Spaan Award given to a "Soldier of Excellence" and chosen by ballot from among his peers; Corporal Davis was selected for 2012.
The Chief Warrant Officer Marty McCumber Award went to Denis Mascardelli for outstanding service to the Regiment and Corporal Keen received the Colonel J.Fred Scott Award for outstanding athlete.
Private McCarty was given the most improved hockey player award, Privates Matheson and Collins shared the award for Most Valuable Hockey Player and Corporal Irwin was named Most Explosive Soldier by "A" Company.
The Regiment received belated news via Canada Post of the passing of Charles Edward (Ted) Jaquish. Alice Jaquish writes:
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) provided headquarters defence units throughout the Canadian Army during the Second World War, while the Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) was the machine gun battalion of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division.
The Regiment passes its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and surviving comrades of Ted Jaquish on their loss.
The Calgary Highlanders were represented by CWO Kent J. Griffiths, MMM, CD at a dinner honouring the memory of Claude Nunney of the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. The dinner, the 2nd Annual, was hosted by the Warrant Officers' & Sergeants' Mess of The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders in Cornwall, Ontario on 9 February 2013. Copies of his remarks and images can be found by clicking here.
At right, CWO Griffiths, the Chief Reserves and Cadets Chief Warrant Officer, presents a Quaich to Regimental Sergeant Major Grant Pyle of The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders.
The Regiment is saddened to learn of the passing of Harold Alexander Marshall. During the Second World War, H.A. Marshall served overseas in the 1st Battalion, Calgary Highlanders in the rank of sergeant, gaining immortality via the lens of famous Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit photographer Ken Bell. The still image at right, captured at Kapellen, Belgium, on 6 October 1944, has been widely reproduced in a number of venues, including Bell's photo essays of the Canadian experience in the Second World War, and Gwynne Dyer's book War to name just two.
The obituary notice from the Calgary Herald reads:
MARSHALL, Harold Alexander
Harold Marshall passed away in Calgary just short of his 95th birthday.
Harold served overseas with the Calgary Highlanders in World War II and worked for the City of Calgary Electric System from 1946 until 1975.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Catherine, daughter Judith, son Gerald, grandchildren Wesley (Michelle), Jodi (Michael) and Lindsay (Mike) and three great- grandchildren Madyson, Kayley and Sydney. Harold was predeceased by his son Harold Jr. in 1973 and by his siblings Edith, Melba, Elsie and John "Jack".
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Park Memorial
Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 25,
2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park
Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through
www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thank you to Extendicare
Hillcrest, 2nd floor for their loving care of Harold. In living
CBC News story (January 25, 2013):
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