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Governor General's Foot Guards



Armorial Description

Upon a star argent of six main points an annulus gules bearing the motto CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA or, within the annulus, a cross azure.


Official Abbreviation: GGFG

Motto: Civitas et Princeps Cura Nostra (Our care is Queen and country)


Battle Honours (34)

Early History

    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    Ypres, 1915, '17
    Gravenstafel
    ST. JULIEN
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    Mount Sorrel
    Somme, 1916
    POZIERES
    Fleurs-Courcelette
    Ancre Heights
    Arras, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    ARLEUX
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    HILL 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    DROCOURT - QUEANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    Pursuit to Mons
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    FALAISE
    Falaise Road
    THE LAISON
    CHAMBOIS
    THE SCHELDT
    THE LOWER MAAS
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHWALD
    VEEN
    BAD ZWISCHENAHN
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

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Today in Military History

February 22



1797:

The last invasion of Britain; the French at Fishguard


1813:

Battle of Ogdensburg


1881:

Private Osborne of the Northamptonshire Regiment, won the Victoria Cross during an action in the First Boer War, when he rescued a wounded man under very heavy fire.


1917:

British troops succeeded in capturing a number of Turkish trenches at Sanna-i-Yat in Mesopotamia. The Turks launched a vigorous counter-attack, and managed to retake part of the position. However, Sergeant Steele of the Seaforth Highlanders, assisted by another soldier, managed to position a machine-gun in an advantageous spot. Steele then manned the gun and for several hours was able to frustrate Turkish attempts to exploit their success. When finally another Turkish attack did break through, Steele managed to rally the British troops, and led them in a successful counter-attack of their own, during which he suffered a severe wound. His gallantry and leadership was recognised by the award of the Victoria Cross.


1942:

Harris appointed Commander in Chief, RAF Bomber Command


1943:

HMCS Weyburn sunk by U-118


1945:

HMCS Trentonian sunk by U-1004




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