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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment
A caribou head, within a wreath of laurel leaves surmounted by the
Crown; below, and supporting the wreath, a scroll inscribed ROYAL
NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT, mounted on a claret background.
Official Abbreviation: R Nfld R
Motto (Unofficial): Better Than the Best
Battle Honours (16)
First World War
Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess
France and Flanders, 1916-18
ALBERT (BEAUMONT HAMEL), 1916
Quick March: The Banks of Newfoundland
St john's, Newfoundland
Location of Sub Units:
HQ, A Company, Band
St. john's, Nfld
HQ, B Company, Band
Grand Falls, Nfld
Corner Brook, Nfld
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regirnent)
The Royal New South Wales Regiment
New South Wales, Australia
Order of Precedence: 48
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Albany New York - Born on this date Philip Henry Sheridan, General, Union Army, US Civil War.
Mexican General Santa Anna and his large army slaughter Davy Crockett and rest of 189 Texas volunteers after 13 day siege. General Sam Houston and his Texans capture Santa Anna 46 days later, with battle cry, Remember the Alamo.
Lance-Corporal Goat of the 9th Lancers won the Victoria Cross for his persistent efforts to recover the body of an officer killed in combat during the Indian Mutiny. To do so, Goat had to dismount and work under enemy fire to hoist the body over his horse. His first attempt had to be abandoned due to the approach of enemy cavalry, but he finally succeeded in retrieving the body for proper burial.
Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service was established.
During fierce fighting near the formidable Hohenzollern Redoubt on the Western Front, a shell blast severed the leg of Corporal Cotter, East Kent Regiment, just below the knee. He was also wounded in both arms. Despite his appalling injuries, Cotter managed to make his way to a large crater some fifty yards distant occupied by men from his battalion, and took charge of them, organising the successful defence of the crater against a German counter-attack. For two hours he controlled the defenders' fire, changed their positions to deal better with fresh attacks, and only allowed his wounds to receive the most improvised of dressings. It was fourteen hours before he could be safely evacuated to a dressing station, and he soon afterwards died of his wounds. He was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.
After over 30 hours of hunting, U-744 is finally sunk when forced to the surface by the combined efforts of HMC Ships CHAUDIERE, GATINEAU, ST. CATHERINE'S, CHILLIWACK and FENNEL as well as HMS ICARUS and HMS KENILWORTH CASTLE.
US bombers start daylight raids on Berlin from bases in Britain
Allied tanks and infantry, led by US First Army, drive into Cologne
VEEN, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 10 Mar 45)
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