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The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
A maltese Cross with a tablet above surmounted by the Crown; on the centre of
the Cross a medallion edged by an annulus inscribed ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES; on
the medallion a naked black devil running on a scroll bearing the regimental
motto HOSTI ACIE NOMINATI; in the devil's right hand a trident and offering a
chalice with his left; encircling the Cross a wreath of maple leaves within a
spiral riband scroll inscribed with the battle honours which are placed in
pairs one over the other on each visible turning of the scroll; the battle
honours are as follows: on the tablet below the Crown, FISH CREEK and BATOCHE;
on the dexter side of the wreath from the top downward, YPRES, 1915,'17 and
MOUNT SORREL; VIMY 1917 and PASSCHENDAELE; DROCOURT-QUEANT and NORMANDY
LANDING; CARPIQUET and CALAIS, 1944; LEOPOLD CANAL and THE RHINE; on the
sinister side FESTUBERT, 1915 and SOMME, 1916; HILL 70 and AMIENS; CANAL DU
NORD and PUTOT-EN-BESSIN; FALAISE and THE SCHELDT; MOYLAND WOOD and N.W.
EUROPE, 1944-45; on the portion of the battle honour scroll on the base of the
wreath NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885 and SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900.
Official Abbreviation: R Wpg Rif
Motto: Hosti Acie Nominati (Named by the enemy in battle)
Battle Honours (44)
First World War
NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
SOUTH AFRICA, 1899,1900
Second World War
CANAL DU NORD
Pursuit to Mons
France and Flanders, 1915-18
The Seine, 1944
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-45
Order of Precedence: 28
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Jacobite Rising, Prince Charles Edward Stuart lands from a French warship in Glenfinnan, raises his standard, and marches on London - the start of the second Jacobite Rebellion, known as "the 45".
War of 1812: American frigate USS CONSTITUTION defeats the British frigate HMS GUERRIERE off the coast of Nova Scotia. The British shot is said to have bounced off CONSTITUTION's sides, earning her the nickname "Old Ironsides".
Kaiser's alleged order for the destruction of "General French's contemptible little army."
British forces total 3,825,000 including Colonial troops
VC won by A/Capt John Weir Foote, ED, DD, Canadian Chaplain Services attached to The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Dieppe, France
VC won by Lt. Col. Charles Cecil Merritt, The South Saskatchewan Regiment, Dieppe, France
World War II: Operation Jubilee - The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an allied forces amphibious assault on Dieppe, France.
Indochina Conflict: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam
First Gulf of Sidra Incident: Two Libyan Su-22 fighters engaged two US F-14 Tomcats off the Libyan coast. The Libyan fighters were destroyed by the F-14's.
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