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The Lincoln and Welland Regiment



Armorial Description

Within an annulus bearing the words LINCOLN & WELLAND, an escallop; below, a scroll inscribed NON NOBIS SED PATRIAE; the whole surmounted by the Crown.


Official Abbreviation: Linc Welld R

Motto: Non Nobis Sed Patriae (Not for ourselves, but for our country)


Battle Honours (26)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Festubert, 1915
    SOMME, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    Hill 70
    AMIENS
    Hindenburg Line
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    FALAISE
    Falaise Road
    THE LAISON
    Chambois
    The Seine, 1944
    MOERBRUGGE
    THE SCHELDT
    Breskens Pocket
    THE LOWER MAAS
    KAPELSCHE VEER
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHENWALD
    Veen
    TWENTE CANAL
    Friesoythe
    Kusten Canal
    Bad Zwischenahn
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

Order of Precedence: 10

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Today in Military History

September 2



1862:

U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.


1864:

U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.


1870:

Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.


1898:

Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.


1918:

DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France


1918:

VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France


1918:

VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France


1918:

VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France


1939:

Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.


1939:

RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment


1942:

The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)


1945:

Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay


1945:

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).


1945:

World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.


1998:

A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.


31BC:

Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.




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