THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS

OF CANADA

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada are Vancouver’s infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. As a reserve force in the Canadian Forces, The Seaforth Highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacemaking efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.  The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.


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Dutch Liberation Museum

The Liberation Museum is set in the beautiful landscape near Nijmegen, Arnhem and the German border, a unique location: Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne operation in history took place here in September 1944 and Operation Veritable, the Rhineland Offensive, the final road to freedom in Europe, started from here in February 1945.

http://www.bevrijdingsmuseum.nl/


The Green Family Education Initiative | March Forth

An African proverb says, "educate a girl, and you enlighten a whole community." Captain Trevor Greene took these words to heart when he met with Afghan elders to assess the needs of their villages. As a member of a Canadian Forces Civil-Military Cooperation Unit, Trevor asked if they had a school and if they were teaching girls. Despite the laughter from the elders, Trevor chose to hear their cackles as a call to action. It was in one of these villages that Trevor was struck in the head with an axe. That blow ended his mission as a soldier but his desire to help bring peace and prosperity to the Afghan people endured.

https://s.vancouverfoundation.ca/GreeneFamily/donateonline.asp | http://marchforth.ca


The Highlander Online

Catch up on all the news from The Highlanders (4SCOTS)  with the regimental online newsletter. It is available as an interactive flipbook and also as single page and double page to view pdf files.

http://www.thehighlanderonline.co.uk/


The McBride Boys in World War II - Sam McBride's Blog

Posts primarily featuring photos, news clippings and letters from or about the two boys in army service in the Second World War.  With their university education and leadership capabilities, both Leigh and Ken were accepted for officer training.  Both chose to serve with the Vancouver-based Seaforth Highlander Regiment of Canada.  Serving in separate units of the First Canadian Army, they both participated in the invasions of Sicily and mainland Italy.  Leigh would rise to the rank of Major, and Ken to Captain.

http://www.sammcbride-bc.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-mcbride-boys-in-world-war-two.html


Mesothelioma - Cancer Resources for Families

Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos, a material that was commonly used in hundreds of military applications, products, and ships because of its resistance to fire. The Mesothelioma Prognosis Network helps educate veterans on the dangers of asbestos exposure.

http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com/


Mesothelioma Veterans Center

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.

http://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org


The Highlanders Museum, Fort George, Scotland

The Highlanders Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) web site has now been officially launched. The new site will be managed by our staff at the Museum and will be updated regularly to include news items, items of interest from our antecedent regiments, enquiries for research and ancestral enquiries from our extensive libraries and our education and outreach page which promotes our history to schools. The site includes a virtual tour of all the rooms showing the new layout utilising the most modern casemates that allow better viewing and preservation of the collection.

http://www.thehighlandersmuseum.com/


Pipes for Freedom

A collection of photos and articles featuring Pipe Major Essen of WW2 fame.

http://pipesforfreedom.com/webtxt/0512THE_SEAFORTH_HIGHLANDERS_OF_CANADA.htm


Post Media's World War I Collection | Canada's Journey through the Great War

A century ago, a bloody war on foreign soil helped forge a Canadian identity and write a remarkable chapter in the nation’s history. Join us in a journey through those years, with images and stories from the home front and the front lines of battle.

http://ww1.canada.com


Wikipedia - Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is a light infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The regiment is subordinate to 39 Canadian Brigade Group, Land Force Western Area. Based at the Seaforth Armoury on Burrard Street in Vancouver, the regiment serves in both times of war and civil emergency, such as disaster relief after earthquakes or floods. It also contributes individual volunteers or "augmentees" to Canadian Forces operations around the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seaforth_Highlanders_of_Canada

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada