Large brass door knocker cast in the shape of the falcon emblem of the 48th Highlander Regiment. These were manufactured at the direction of the Regimental Senate and made available for sale to 48th Highlanders in the late 1960s.
White porcelain mug with Diamond badge on black square; mug was given to attendees at the 70th Anniversary Reunion of the 48th Highlanders of Canada in 1961.
This monument was erected by the 15th Battalion CEF Project team. Full details of the memorial are HERE and a description of the role of the 15th Battalion in the attack on Vimy Ridge is HERE.
A collection of correspondence from 1940 – 1946 usually between George and Lillian McKay.
Brass door knocker of 48th Highlanders falcon head with hinge. 6″ x 6″ . Flat back with rubber stoppers.
This plaque commemorates the battle of Ortona 20-28 Dec 43 for which the 48th was awarded the battle honour “Ortona.” It was erected in Ortona’s Canadian Heroes Square on 24 December 2021. A bulletin, entitled Project Blue Puttees, describing the event, the committee members and donors was issued to the Regimental family early in 2022. […]
An 8.5 inch by 16 inch blue cotton flag with a red falcon. Carried by the Commanding Officer to indicate his whereabouts – whether at rest, on the move (flown from his jeep) or in action. Presented by Major Donald A. Banton
A 0.5 inch by 0.25 inch red and brass Civilian Dress lapel pin of the 1st Division uniform patch. This small brass pin was worn by 48th Highlanders in WWI and WWII on their civilian suit lapel or sports jacket. The 1st Canadian Division wore a rectangular red cloth patch on the unform sleeve right […]
A 5.5 inch by 9 inch paper stating that the German soldier carrying this document wishes to surrender and will comply with a safe conduct behaviour. The certificate, in both German and English, is signed by General Dwight Eisenhower and issued or released/air-dropped by the Allied forces.
Various currencies that were given to soldiers as their pay for duty. Some have signatures of 48th Highlanders on them. Italy When soldiers would return after serving abroad, they would bring back their unused local currency, in part as a memento. Before Italy adopted the Euro, Italy used the Lire. UK During World War II, […]