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The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps


Role of the Infantry: To close with and destroy the enemy.

Motto of the Infantry: DUCIMUS (We Lead)
About the Infantry


Regiments of the Regular Force:

  1. The Royal Canadian Regiment
  2. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
  3. Royal 22e Regiment

Regiments of the Reserve Force:

  1. Governor General's Foot Guards
  2. The Canadian Grenadier Guards
  3. The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
  4. The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
  5. Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
  6. The Royal Regiment of Canada
  7. The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
  8. The Princess of Wales Own Regiment
  9. The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
  10. The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
  11. 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
  12. The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
  13. The Grey and Simcoe Foresters
  14. The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)
  15. The Brockville Rifles
  16. The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
  17. Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent
  18. Le Regiment de la Chaudiere
  19. 4e,6e Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment
  20. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal
  21. The Princess Louise Fusiliers
  22. The Royal New Brunswick Regiment
  23. The West Nova Scotia Regiment
  24. The Nova Scotia Highlanders
  25. Le Regiment de Maisonneuve
  26. The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
  27. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
  28. The Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment
  29. 48th Highlanders of Canada
  30. Le Regiment du Saguenay
  31. The Algonquin Regiment
  32. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada
  33. The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
  34. The North Saskatchewan Regiment
  35. The Royal Regina Rifles
  36. The Rocky Mountain Rangers
  37. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment
  38. The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
  39. The Royal Westminster Regiment
  40. The Calgary Highlanders
  41. Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
  42. The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
  43. The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)
  44. The Royal Montreal Regiment
  45. 2nd Battalion, The Irish Regiment of Canada
  46. The Toronto Scottish Regiment
  47. The Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Defunct/Disbanded Regiments:
  1. The Canadian Airborne Regiment (Disbanded)

Regimental & Branch Marches of the Infantry.


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Today in Military History

March 1



1596:

Following the failure to take the Panamanian Isthmus, and the deaths of Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake, the remnants of the previous year's expedition to the West Indies was headed home under the command of Sir Thomas Baskerville when it was caught by a Spanish fleet off the north-west coast of Cuba near the Isle of Pines. Thus occurred the only fleet engagement of the Anglo-Spanish war, other than the Armada battles of 1588. The English ships enjoyed the advantage of the wind, but had to fight through the Spanish in order to get away, past a headland. They succeeded in this, and after a desultory pursuit by the Spaniards, finally got clear and eventually reached England without further mishap in May.


1755:

Jean-Armand Dieskau 1701-1767 appointed commander of the French regular troops in Canada.


1815:

Disbanding of Lower Canada militia after War of 1812.


1858:

During the Indian Mutiny, Lieutenant Aikman, commanding a force of 100 infantry, was alerted to the presence of some 700 mutineers, including cavalry and artillery. Notwithstanding the odds, nor the fire coming from an enemy fort close by, Aikman led his men in an immediate attack, and comprehensively routed his opponents, capturing their artillery. In the process, Aikman received a severe sword wound to the face, but survived to receive the Victoria Cross.


1896:

80,000 Ethiopians defeat 20,000 Italians at the Battle of Adowa; end of Italian hopes of building an African empire.


1942:

The cruiser HMS Exeter, famed for her role in the defeat of the Graf Spee at the River Plate in 1939, and damaged two days earlier at the Battle of the Java Sea, attempted to escape through the Sunda Strait, escorted by the destroyers HMS Encounter and the USS John D Pope. Not far ahead of them, the Dutch destroyer Evertsen, also making a run for the Strait, was spotted at dawn by Japanese ships and sunk. Daylight allowed Japanese aircraft to spot Exeter and her consorts, and two Japanese heavy cruiser squadrons were tasked to deal with them. The already damaged Exeter fought back for over an hour in a most unequal fight, whilst her escorts did their best to protect he with a smoke-screen. Exeter finally went down at 1130, followed shortly afterwards by Encounter. John D Pope survived a little longer by hiding in a sudden squall, before she too was destroyed by the heavy cruisers.


1943:

302 aircraft of Bomber Command mounted a successful raid on Berlin, causing significant damage, including to twenty factories. Some 22 acres of the large railway repair workshops at Tempelhof were destroyed.


1943:

Dawson Creek BC - Work begins on the Alaska highway.


1943:

Founding of the Canadian Women's Army Corps as part of the Canadian forces; CWACs have full military titles and hold commissions.


1945:

In an infantry attack at Kervenheim in the Rhineland, soldiers from the King's Shropshire Light Infantry were pinned down by heavy machine-gun fire from a farmhouse. Private Stokes dashed forward alone and, despite being wounded, broke into the building, emerging shortly afterwards with twelve prisoners. He refused medical attention and attacked a second building, where he took five more prisoners. Although by now seriously weakened, he insisted on taking part in a third attack, but was killed twenty yards short of his objective. Private Stokes were awarded the Victoria Cross.


1945:

VC won by Maj Frederick Albert Tilston, The Essex Scottish Regiment, The Hochwald, Germany


1954:

Medical Company 63rd Infantry Regiment Fort Ord, California




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