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Les Voltigeurs de Quebec



Armorial Description

An annulet vert edged and inscribed with the words "VOLTIGEURS DE QUEBEC" argent, centred upon the cross of the Order of St. Louis. Within the annulet, a representation of the Salaberry Arms. Touching the lower three arms of the cross, a ribbon argent bearing the motto FORCE A SUPERBE MERCY A FIOBLE gules. The whole is ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.


Official Abbreviation: VOLTIGEURS

Motto: Force A Superbe, Mercy A Foible (Violence to the strong, mercy to the weak)


Battle Honours (7)

Early History

    Canada du Nord-Ouest, 1885
First World War
    Mont-Sorrel
    Cote 70
    SOMME, 1916
    Ypres, 1917
    ARRAS, 1917
    AMIENS

Order of Precedence: 5
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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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