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« » April 2018 - Week 17

Sunday

22
1951: THE IMJIN, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 25 Apr 51), 1951: KAPYONG, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 25 Apr 51), 1915: YPRES, 1915, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 25 May 15), 1915: The 10th Bn CEF fight in the Battle of St. Julien., 1915: Poison gas first used by Germans, German advance checked by Canadians following French retreat, 1915: GRAVENSTAFEL, effective dates for battle honour begin

Monday

23
1945: DELFIJL POCKET, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 2 May 45), 1945: Batlle of Delfzijl, 1918: The raid on Zeebrugge, 1918: Sergeant N. A. Finch Royal Marine Artillery awarded the Victoria Cross, 1918: Captain E. Bamford, Royal Marine Light Infantry awarded the Victoria Cross, 1915: VC won by L/Cpl Frederick Fisher, 13th Battalion, CEF, St Julien, Belgium (posthumous)

Tuesday

24
1916: Easter uprising Dublin, Ireland, 1915: VC won by Lt Edward Donald Bellew, 7th Battalion, CEF, Near Keerselaere, Belgium, 1915: VC won by Colour-Sergeant Frederick William Hall, 8th Battalion, CEF, Ypres, Belgium (posthumous), 1885: The Battle of Fish Creek

Wednesday

25
1951: The PPCLI relieved at Kapyong, 1915: VC won by Capt Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 14th Battalion, CEF, Ypres, France, 1915: Allie operations at Gallipoli begin

Thursday

26
1860: The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada: In Pace Paratus (In peace prepared)

Friday

27
1945: OLDENBURG, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 5 May 45), 1921: German reparations for WW I fixed at 200 million gold marks (about $40 billion US), 1913: The March of the Lone Baptist. The RCR, Halifax

Saturday

28
1919: League of Nations founded, 1918: VC won by Capt George Burdon McKean, MC, 14th Battalion, CEF, Gavrelle Sector (near Vimy Ridge), France, 1917: ARLEUX, effective dates for battle honour begin, 1915: Galipoli Battle Honour Royal Marines