48th Highlanders of Canada

Unit Identification

48th Highlanders of Canada crest

Dileas Gu Brath

"Faithful Forever"

  

Location

Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON  M5A 1R9

Moss Park Armoury

48th Highlanders of Canada, Moss Park Armoury

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 416-635-4440, Ext. 4930
Email: recruiting@48highlanders.com

Phone: 416-635-2771
Email: 32cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

September to June:

  • Friday evenings
  • 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

 Vehicles:

  • Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Light Support Vehicle System (LSVS)
  • Light Over Snow Vehicle (LOSV)

Weapons:

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles

Who We Are

The 48th Highlanders are a reserve infantry regiment located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The unit was founded in 1891 and has been serving Canadians to the present day. Today the regiment serves in three roles:

Firstly, the 48th Highlanders operates in service to Canadians. This is the unit’s primary role, linking the civilian lives of each of its soldiers and the location of the regiment to communities surrounding it. Under Canada Command tasks or when called out under "Aide to the Civil Power", the 48th Highlanders have served across the breadth and width of our country.

Secondly, the 48th augments the Regular Forces in support of operations outside of Canada. Members have served overseas during the last 100 years and continue to serve around the world today.

Finally, in the event of a declaration of war, the Reserves form a framework for mobilization. The 48th Highlanders of Canada have earned 49 battle honours in three wars. 1 battle honour was earned in South Africa, 21 honours were earned in the First World War, and the Second World War saw 27 battle honours awarded. Eleven of these battle honours are emblazoned on the Regimental Colour: South Africa 1899-1900 and ten from the First and Second World Wars.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel R. Alkema
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer B. Kwok

Contact Us

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

Telephone: 416-635-4440, Ext. 4930

News

New members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a Toronto-based Army Reserve regiment, are given Coins of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Day.

Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

Sergeant Harrison Meyer from C Company (Medevac) 1-108th Assault Helicopter Battalion United States Army, explains how to load and unload a Blackhawk helicopter with Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel during Operation IMPACT in Kuwait

Italian Campaign a bond for soldiers in Kuwait

Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait — Italian and Canadian soldiers working side by side in Kuwait have formed a lasting friendship thanks in part to a little-known piece of Second World War history.
November 20, 2019

Sergeant Marnie Musson, a Medical Technician with Joint Task Force-Ukraine, mentors Combat First Aid training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi Ukraine

Canadian researcher investigating gender and peacekeeping

Toronto, Ontario — As the United Nations and militaries across the world work toward greater female representation in peacekeeping operations, a Canadian researcher is delving into this little-studied area to shed more light on the potential implications.
November 19, 2019

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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.

Read more of our history.

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