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The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada



Armorial Description

The figure of St. Andrew holding in his arms a Cross, enclosed by a wreath of thistles and leaves; across the lower part of the wreath are scrolls inscribed QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OF CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: Camerons of C

Motto: Ullamh (Ready)


Battle Honours (37)

First World War

    YPRES, 1915,'17
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Festubert, 1915
    AMIENS
    MOUNTSORREL
    Scarpe,1918
    SOMME, 1916
    Drocourt-Queant
    Flers-Courcelette
    Hindenburg Line
    ANCRE HEIGHTS
    CANAL DU NORD
    ARRAS, 1917,18
    Cambrai, 1918
    VIMY, 1917
    Pursuit to Mons
    Hill 70
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-1918
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    The Scheldt
    Bourguebus Ridge
    WOENSDRECHT
    ST. ANDRT-SUR-ORNE
    South Beveland
    VERRITRES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHWALD
    FALAISE
    XANTEN
    Falaise Road
    The Rhine
    The Laison
    Groningen
    FORET DE LA LONDE
    Oldenburg
    DUNKIRK, 1944
    North-West Europe, 1942,1944-1945
Colonel-in-Chief: Field Marshal His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh KG, PC, KT, OM, GBE, QSO, CD

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu and The March of the Cameron Men

Regimental Headquarters:
Minto Armoury
969 St. Matthew Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G OJ7


Order of Precedence: 39
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Today in Military History

August 19



1745:

Jacobite Rising, Prince Charles Edward Stuart lands from a French warship in Glenfinnan, raises his standard, and marches on London - the start of the second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".


1812:

War of 1812: American frigate USS CONSTITUTION defeats the British frigate HMS GUERRIERE off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot is said to have bounced off CONSTITUTION's sides, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides".


1914:

Kaiser's alleged order for the destruction of "General French's contemptible little army."


1915:

British forces total 3,825,000 including Colonial troops


1942:

DIEPPE


1942:

VC won by A/Capt John Weir Foote, ED, DD, Canadian Chaplain Services attached to The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Dieppe, France


1942:

VC won by Lt. Col. Charles Cecil Merritt, The South Saskatchewan Regiment, Dieppe, France


1942:

World War II: Operation Jubilee - The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an allied forces amphibious assault on Dieppe, France.


1945:

Indochina Conflict: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam


1981:

First Gulf of Sidra Incident: Two Libyan Su-22 fighters engaged two US F-14 Tomcats off the Libyan coast. The Libyan fighters were destroyed by the F-14's.




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