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The Brockville Rifles



Armorial Description

A Maltese cross surmounted by the Crown; in the centre of the cross an oval annulus inscribed THE BROCKVILLE RIFLES; within the annulus a bugle with strings and tassels; the regimental battle honours approved for emblazonment are inscribed upon the arms of the Cross as follows: upon the upper arm AMIENS; upon the lower arm PURSUIT TO MONS.


Official Abbreviation: Brock Rif

Motto: Semper Paratus (Always ready)


Battle Honours (4)

First World War

    AMIENS
    Hindenburg Line
    Arras, 1918
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    Honourary Distinction: The badge of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, emblazoned on the drums.

Order of Precedence: 15
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Today in Military History

September 4



1886:

Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in Arizona.


1939:

First RAF attacks on German Navy


1940:

World War II: The USS GREER becomes the first United States ship fired upon by a German submarine in the war, even though the United States is a neutral power. Tension heightens between the two nations as a result.


1944:

World War II: The British 11th Armored Division liberate the city of Antwerp in Belgium.


1945:

World War II: Japanese forces surrender on Wake Island after hearing word of their nation's surrender.


1950:

The "Beetle Bailey" comic strip begins.


1950:

The "Beetle Bailey" comic strip begins.


1951:

The first live transcontinental television broadcast takes place in San Francisco, California from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference.


1967:

Vietnam War: Operation Swift begins - The United States Marines launch a search-and-destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.


476:

Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy.




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