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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

September 2



1862:

U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.


1864:

U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.


1870:

Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.


1898:

Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.


1918:

DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France


1918:

VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France


1918:

VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France


1918:

VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France


1939:

Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.


1939:

RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment


1942:

The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)


1945:

Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay


1945:

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).


1945:

World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.


1998:

A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.


31BC:

Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.




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