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The Canadian Grenadier Guards



Armorial Description

A grenade with seventeen exterior flame points; on the ball of the grenade the Royal cypher reversed and interlaced ensigned by the Crown; below the Royal cypher, the word CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: CGG

Motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense (Evil be to him who evil thinks)


Battle Honours (31)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    Mount Sorrel
    SOMME, 1916
    Ancre Heights
    Ancre, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    Hill 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Scarpe, 1918
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    Valenciennes
    Sambre
Second World War
    FALAISE
    FALAISE ROAD
    THE LAISON
    CHAMBOIS
    The Scheldt
    THE LOWER MAAS
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHWALD
    VEEN
    TWENTE CANAL
    Bad Zwischenahn
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1955

Order of Precedence: 2

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Today in Military History

February 19



1690:

A French-Indian force of some 200 men attack the English settlement at Schenectady, New York. The assault begins at 11p.m., taking the garrison and inhabitants by surprise. After burning the settlement and massacring most of the settlers, the raider


1915:

British and French bombardment of the outer forts of the Dardanelles begun


1942:

Japanese carrier raid on Darwin, Australia


1945:

GOCH-CALCAR ROAD, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 21 Feb 45)


1945:

US troops land on Iwo Jima after 72 day bombardment




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