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The Royal Westminster Regiment



Armorial Description

On a demi sun resting on a scroll inscribed The Royal Westrninster Regiment, a maple leaf surcharged with a beaver ensigned with the imperial crown and resting on a scroll inscribed PRO RECE ET PATRIA.


Official Abbreviation: R Westmr R

Motto: Pro Rege et Patria (For King and Country)


Battle Honours (28)

First World War

    Mount Sorrel
    SOMME, 1916
    Ancre Heights
    Ancre, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    VIMY, 1917
    HILL 70
    YPRES, 1917
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Scarpe,1918
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    VALENCIENNES
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
Second World War
    Liri Valley
    MELFA CROSSING
    GOTHIC LINE
    CORIANO
    LAMONE CROSSING
    MISANO RIDGE
    Casale
    NAVIGLIO CANAL
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    IJSSELMEER
    DELFZIJL POCKET
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Colonel-in-Chief: The Duke of Westminster, Col Gerald Grosvnor

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Maple Leaf Forever

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
530 Queens Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3L 1K3

Location of Sub Units:
Headquarters, A Company, Band
New Westminster, BC
B Company
Matsqui, BC

Alliances:
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HM Tower of London
London, England

Location of Museums:
Regimental Museum
The Armoury
New Westminster, BC


Order of Precedence: 40

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Today in Military History

August 30



1813:

Battle of Kulm - French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.


1862:

Battle of Richmond, Kentucky - Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout a Union army under General Horatio Wright.


1914:

Battle of Tannenberg


1922:

Battle of Dumlupinar, final battle in Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) ("Turkish War of Independence")


1941:

Siege of Leningrad begins.


1944:

MONTECCHIO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 31 Aug 44)


1945:

British naval fore arrives in Hong Kong to reoccupy colony


1945:

Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.




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