In 2021, the Senate of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) established a Regimental Awards Committee. Its purpose is to honour and/or recognize members of the Argyll Regimental Family and others who have made significant contributions to the Regiment and the Argyll Regimental Foundation. It fulfills this role by selecting worthy candidates to receive or be nominated for the following three awards:

  • Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, an official honour of the Crown and part of the Canadian Honours System;
  • Honorary Colonel’s Commendation, a newly established regimental award;
  • Regimental Certificate of Appreciation, a newly established regimental award.

The Committee will call for award submissions twice per year commencing in March and September or each calendar year.

Sovereign’s Medal

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Recognizes the “exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields to any living person who is a Canadian citizen and who has made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad is eligible. Candidates must have demonstrated an exemplary commitment through their dedicated volunteerism. The Medal is awarded to individuals only, not to groups or couples.”

Honorary Colonel’s Commendation

Recognizes individuals, groups or organizations whose work has made significant contributions to the Regiment and/or the Regimental Family over a sustained period.

Regimental Certificate of Appreciation

Recognizes individuals, units or organizations for significant support or valuable long-term contributions to the Regiment.

Nominations will be submitted to the Committee, in writing, by March 31, 2021 and must include:

  • full name, address, telephone number, email address and regimental affiliation, if any, of the nominee, nominator and seconder, for the award in question.
  • a concise and to-the-point narrative of not more than 250 words supporting the nomination.

Nominators are kindly asked not to inform the candidate of the nomination.


Please download and complete the form for the appropriate nomination you wish to submit and then email the completed document to

The Regimental Awards Committee will review and respond to the nominator with its decisions.

The Regimental Awards Committee comprises:

  • Honorary Chair, Col Alan Earp, OC, CD Senator Emeritus

  • Chair, Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Glenn De Caire, OOM

  • Senate Secretary, Dr Robert L. Fraser

  • Commanding Officer LCol Carlo C. Tittarelli, CD

  • Three members of Senate and two members at large, all to be appointed.

The Commanding Officer, Honorary Colonel or other distinguished person will present awards at an appropriate Regimental event.