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The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment



Armorial Description

Between two sprays of maple leaves, a Maltese Cross; below the Cross and joining the base of the sprays, a beaver facing dexter, on a log. Between the points of the sprays and surmounting the upper arm of the Cross, the Crown. Upon the Cross an annulus inscribed HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARDS REGIMENT: within the annulus a stag's head, facing dexter, upon a wreath. Below the annulus a scroll bearing the motto PARATUS.


Official Abbreviation: Hast & PER

Motto: Paratus (Ready)


Battle Honours (40)

Early History

    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
First World War
    Mount Sorrel
    Somme, 1916
    Arras, 1917, '18
    HILL 70
    YPRES, 1917
    AMIENS
    HINDENBURG LINE
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    Landing in Sicily
    Grammichelle
    Valguarnera
    ASSORO
    Agira
    Adrano
    Regalbutto
    SICILY, 1943
    Landing at Reggio
    Motta Montecorvino
    CASSINO II
    Gustav Line
    Liri Valley
    HITLER LINE
    GOTHIC LINE
    Lamone Crossing
    Misano Ridge
    RIMINI LINE
    SAN FORTUNATO
    Bulgaria Village
    Campobasso
    Torella
    THE MORO
    San Leonardo
    The Gully
    Ortona
    Naviglio Canal
    Fosso Vecchio
    ITALY, 1943-1945
    Apeldoorn
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Authorized Marches:
I'm Ninety Five

Regimental Headquarters:
Belleville Ontario

Outlying Locations:
Peterborough ONT
Cobourg ONT

Organization:
Assoro Coy (Belleville)
Moro Coy (Peterborough)
Cassino Coy (Cobourg)
Somme Coy (Admin and Log, divided among all 3 locations)

Misc Info:
The Regimental mascot is a near life-sized wooden indian named: "Chief Petawawa-Much"
The Regiment has a tradition: When a member or former member dies they are said to have transferred to "The White Battalion."
The Cap badge of the Hast Per is backed in crimson.
The Hast & PER received the most Battle Honours of all Canadian regiments during the second world war. (31 in total for this campaign)
The official regimental nickname: "The Ploughjockies" earned during WWII, given at first antagonistically by some of the Toronto Regiments because of the Hasty P's rural roots. It became a mark of distinction as the unit's fighting prowess became well known.
B Coy (present day Moro Coy) was reactivated with the reduction to nil strength, and subsequent disbandment of The Peterborough Rangers, Royal Canadian Artillery. This Battery had made it's home in the Peterborough armoury, from the time of it's construction. (I believe in 1915).
The book "The Regiment" was written by Farley Mowat, a former Intelligence officer (also serving as an Infantry officer), and member of the Regiment during WWII.


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