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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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Today in Military History

March 2



1916:

Lord Derby speaks in the House of Lords on recruiting: "stronger methods are needed to get men, women must take the place of men..."


1943:

New Guinea - Battle of the Bismark Sea rages; Allied planes sink 12 Japanese ships carrying reinforcements to New Guinea, killing nearly 4,000.


1944:

The frigates of the Royal Navy's First Escort Group brought the longest continuous U-boat hunt to a successful conclusion, destroying U-358, but losing HMS Gould. The hunt started on 29 February, and HM Ships Affleck, Gould, Gore and Garlies dropped some 104 depth charges over the following two days. Gore and Garlies had to withdraw to Gibraltar for fuel, but Affleck and Gould continued the attack. U-358 succeeded in torpedoing Gould, but was then forced to the surface and finished off by Affleck's gunfire.


1945:

In Burma, Gian Singh, a Naik of the 15th Punjab Regiment, single-handedly attacked a series of Japanese positions. Despite being wounded, he cleared a series of trenches and a concealed anti-tank gun, then led his section forward to complete the reduction of the enemy position. He received the Victoria Cross.


1945:

Naik (Corporal) Fazal Din of the 10th Baluch Regiment conducted a lone attack on a Japanese bunker, which was pinning down his section. Having eliminated its defenders, he then attacked a second, from which six Japanese charged forth. A Japanese officer ran his sword through Fazal Din's chest, but as he pulled the blade out, the mortally wounded Naik wrestled it from his grip, and killed the officer with his own sword. He then killed a second Japanese soldier with the sword, as his men advanced to capture the bunker. Fazal Din managed to stagger back to report the success of the attack, before dying from his injuries. He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.


1951:

National Defence publish first Canadian casualty list from Korea; six soldiers killed.




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