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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment



Armorial Description

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

    GALLIPOLI, 1915-16
    Egypt, 1915-16
    YPRES, 1917,'18
    LANGEMARCK, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
    POELCAPELLE
    ALBERT (BEAUMONT HAMEL), 1916
    CAMBRAT, 1917
    Somme, 1916
    LYS
    LE TRANSLOY
    BAILLEUL
    Arras, 1917
    Kemmel
    Scarpe,1917
    COURTRAI
Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, GCVO

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Banks of Newfoundland

Regimental Headquarters:
Box 2028
St john's, Newfoundland
A1C 6B5

Location of Sub Units:
1st Battalion
HQ, A Company, Band
St. john's, Nfld
2nd Battalion
HQ, B Company, Band
Grand Falls, Nfld
A Company
Corner Brook, Nfld
C Company
Stephenville, Nfld

Alliances:
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regirnent)
The Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal New South Wales Regiment
New South Wales, Australia


Order of Precedence: 48
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Today in Military History

February 14



1916:

Remaining classes of single men called up in Britain


1939:

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1942:

Formation of first Royal Marine Commando at Deal


1945:

Royal Marines received Freedom of Deal


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Iranian theocrat Ayatollah Khomeini issued a "fatwa" agains Salman Rushdie for the publication of "Satanic Verses." Khomeini urged Muslims worldwide to assassinate Rushdie as a matter of "religious duty" for critisizing the Koran. This day marks the beginning of a rift between Western democratic values of freedom of expression and Islamic religious tenets of absolute obedience to the Koran.




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