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The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

QOR Cap Badge

Armorial Description

The Arabic numberal 2 encircled by a scroll inscribed QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA the scroll surmounted by the Crown. Joined to the base of the scroll and clasped with a bucklem, a ribbon scroll bearing the motto IN PACE PARATUS. The whole superimposed on a maple leaf.


Official Abbreviation: QOR of C

Motto: In Pace Paratus (In peace prepared)


Battle Honours (43)

Early History

    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1898-1900
First World War
    Ypres, 1915, '17
    Arleux
    Gravenstafel
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    ST. JULIEN
    HILL 70
    Festubert, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    MOUNT SORREL
    AMIENS
    SOMME, 1916
    Drocourt-Queant
    Pozieres
    Hindenburg Line
    FLEURS-COURCELETTE
    CANAL DU NORD
    Ancre Heights
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    Arras, 1917, '18
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
    VIMY, 1917
Second World War
    NORMANDY LANDING
    Calais, 1944
    LE MESNIL-PATRY
    THE SCHELDT
    CAEN
    Breskens Pocket
    Carpiquet
    THE RHINELAND
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    Waal Flats
    Faubourg de Vaucelles
    THEHOCHWALD
    FALAISE
    THE RHINE
    Quesnay Wood
    Emmerich-Hoch Elten
    The Laison
    Deventer
    BOULOGNE, 1944
    North-West Europe 1944-1945
Colonel-in-Chief: HRH Princess Alexandra

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Buffs
Double Past: Money Musk

Regimental Headquarters:
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Moss Park Armoury
130 Queen St E.
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1R9


Order of Precedence: 3

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August 23



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1813:

The Prussian army under Von Bulow repulses French attack at the Battle of Grossbeeren.


1833:

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.


1839:

The UK captures Hong Kong.


1864:

The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.


1866:

The Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.


1889:

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1914:

Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.


1914:

The Battle of Mons


1939:

The Soviet-German agreement signed


1939:

World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, Baltic states, Finland and Poland are divided between the two nations.


1940:

World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins aerial bombardment of London.


1942:

Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.


1943:

Kharkov is liberated by the Soviet Army.


1944:

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1958:

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1990:

Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


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