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The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada



Armorial Description

A grenade fired proper, with the monogram HF, the flame surmounted by the Royal Crown proper, superimposed on the cross of St. Andrew. At the base of the grenade is a motto ribbon bearing the word CANADA. The whole is embellished by a glory.


Official Abbreviation: RHFC

Motto: Defence, not Defiance


Battle Honours (28)

First World War

    MOUNT SORREL
    YPRES, 1917
    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    HINDENBURG LINE
    HILL 70
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    NORMANDY LANDING
    THE SCHELDT
    CAEN
    Savojaards Platt
    THE ORNE (BURON)
    Breskens Pocket
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    THE RHINELAND
    Faubourg de Vaucelles
    Waal Flats
    FALAISE
    The Hochwald
    THE LAISON
    Chambois
    Zutphen
    BOULOGNE, 1944
    Leer
    Calais, 1944
    North-West Europe, 1944-1945

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
Mill St.
Cambridge, Ontario
N1R 3P1
Order of Precedence: 12
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QCA
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Queen Charlotte Armoury


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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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