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North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club Bursary
|Application Form:||Application Form|
|Occasion:||Fall Bursary (Financial Need)|
|Process:||Applications available on the web|
|Description:||Awarded to a full-time UPEI student on the basis of demonstrated financial need.|
|Background:||The North Nova Scotia Highlanders was formed in June 1940 from the four units of 18 Highland Brigade N.P.A.M. These were the Pictou Highlanders, the North Scotia Highlanders (M.G.), the Cape Breton Highlanders, and the Prince Edward Island Highlanders. The motto of the unit is "cos cheum nach gabh tilleadh" - "No retreating footsteps". Only July 31, 1941, the battalion arrived in Avonport, England. During the following three years the unit participated in exercises as part of the Allied effort in World War II. On June 6, 1944, the unit landed in Normandy, carrying out an important role in the D Day invasion and continued to serve until the war ended on May 8, 1945. The veterans of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders Memory Club support three bursaries in the Atlantic Region, this is one.|