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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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August 23



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1813:

The Prussian army under Von Bulow repulses French attack at the Battle of Grossbeeren.


1833:

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.


1839:

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1864:

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1866:

The Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.


1889:

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1914:

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1914:

The Battle of Mons


1939:

The Soviet-German agreement signed


1939:

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1940:

World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins aerial bombardment of London.


1942:

Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.


1943:

Kharkov is liberated by the Soviet Army.


1944:

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1958:

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.


1990:

Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


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