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« » March 2018 - Week 12

Sunday

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1863: The Lincoln and Welland Regiment originated when the 19th Battalion Volunteer Militia (Infantry), Canada, was formed from nine independent companies: Non Nobis Sed Patriae (Not for ourselves, but for our country)

Monday

19
1915: 34 British trade unions agree to expedite munitions output

Tuesday

20
2003: US begins Operation Iraqi Freedom, 1945: After exhausting all other avenues, HMCS NEW GLASGOW sinks U-1003 after ramming her off the coast of Northern Ireland., 1943: Bomb attempt on Hitler's life fails

Wednesday

21
1918: VC won by 2Lt Edmond de Wind, 31st Battalion, CEF (later 15th battalion, Royal Irish Rangers - British Army), Near Grougie, France (posthomous), 1918: SOMME, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 5 Apr 18)

Thursday

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1948: The Regular component of the Royal Canadian Army Chaplain Corps is authorized

Friday

23
1945: THE RHINE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 1 Apr 45)

Saturday

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1945: VC won by Cpl Frederick George Topham, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, East of the Rhine, 1871: 6th Bn, Royal 22e Regiment: Honeur et Devoir (Honour and Duty) and Je Me Souviens (I remember), 1848: 12e REgiment blinde du Canada: Adsum