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The Royal Winnipeg Rifles



Armorial Description

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)

Early History

    FISH CREEK
    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    BATOCHE
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899,1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915,'17
    Arleux
    Gravenstafel
    HILL 70
    St. Julien
    PASSCHENDAELE
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    AMIENS
    MOUNT SORREL
    Scarpe, 1918
    SOMME, 1916
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Thiepval
    Hindenburg Line
    Ancre Heights
    CANAL DU NORD
    Arras, 1917,18
    Pursuit to Mons
    VIMY, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1915-18
Second World War
    NORMANDY LANDING
    THE SCHELDT
    PUTOT-EN-BESSIN
    LEOPOLD CANAL
    Caen
    Breskens Pocket
    CARPIQUET
    The Rhineland
    The Orne
    Waal Flats
    Bourguebus Ridge
    MOYLAND WOOD
    FALAISE
    THE RHINE
    The Laison
    Emmerich-Hoch Elten
    The Seine, 1944
    Deventer
    CALAIS, 1944
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-45

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Today in Military History

August 19



1745:

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".


1812:

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".


1914:

Kaiser's alleged order for the destruction of "General French's contemptible little army."


1915:

British forces total 3,825,000 including Colonial troops


1942:

DIEPPE


1942:

VC won by A/Capt John Weir Foote, ED, DD, Canadian Chaplain Services attached to The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, Dieppe, France


1942:

VC won by Lt. Col. Charles Cecil Merritt, The South Saskatchewan Regiment, Dieppe, France


1942:

World War II: Operation Jubilee - The 2nd Canadian Infantry Division leads an allied forces amphibious assault on Dieppe, France.


1945:

Indochina Conflict: Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh take power in Hanoi, Vietnam


1981:

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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