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The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
A grenade fired proper, with the monogram HF, the flame surmounted by the
Royal Crown proper, superimposed on the cross of St. Andrew. At the base of
the grenade is a motto ribbon bearing the word CANADA. The whole is
embellished by a glory.
Official Abbreviation: RHFC
Motto: Defence, not Defiance
Battle Honours (28)
First World War
Second World War
ARRAS, 1917, '18
PURSUIT TO MONS
THE ORNE (BURON)
Faubourg de Vaucelles
North-West Europe, 1944-1945
Order of Precedence: 12
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Sherbrooke Hussars: In Hoc Signo Vinces
Three successive attacks on a German strongpoint by a company of the British Columbia Regiment failed, with heavy casualties, including all the officers. Company Sergeant-Major Hanna gathered the survivors and organised a successful fourth assault, leading the way through the barbed wire and machine-gun fire. He received the Victoria Cross.
Lieutenant Honey, the only surviving officer, took command of a company of the Manitoba Regiment and led it in a series of successful attacks at Bourlon Wood in France. He twice went ahead alone to eliminate troublesome machine-gun nests, and finally fell mortally wounded. Elsewhere on the front, Lance-Corporal Lewis, Northamptonshire Regiment, who had previously distinguished himself in the destruction of a machine-gun post, also fell mortally wounded leading from the front in an attack on another formidable German position. Both Honey and Lewis were awarded a posthumous Victoria Cros.
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