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The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada



Armorial Description

Superimposed upon a diamond cut star of the Order of the Thistle, a wreath of thistles; within the wreath, an oval inscribed NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT; within the oval, on a recessed seeded ground, St. Andrew and Cross; above the oval, a scroll inscribed THE BLACK WATCH; superimposed upon the scroll surmounting the ovel, the Crown; below the oval, two scrolls, the upper inscribed ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT, the lower bearing the inscription OF CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: RHC

Motto: Nemo Me Impune Lacessuit (No one provokes me with impunity)


Battle Honours

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899, 1900
First World War
    Ypres, 1915, '17
    VIMY, 1917
    Gravenstafel
    Arleux
    ST. JULIEN
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    Festubert, 1915
    Hill 70
    MOUNT SORREL
    PASSCHENDAELE
    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    Pozieres
    Drocourt-Queant
    Flers-Courcelette
    Hindenburg Line
    Thiepval
    CANAL DU NORD
    Ancre Heights
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    Ancre, 1916
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-1918
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
Second World War
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    Woensdrecht
    FAUBOURG DE VAUCELLES
    South Beveland
    VERRIERES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    WALCHEREN CAUSEWAY
    THE RHINELAND
    Falaise
    THE HOCHWALD
    Clair Tizon
    Xanten
    FORTE DE LA LONDE
    The Rhine
    Dunkirk, 1944
    Groningen
    Antwerp-Turnhout Canal
    OLDENBURG
    THE SCHELDT
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

Order of Precedence: 4
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Today in Military History

December 17



1939:

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan agreement signed


1939:

Canadian troops to arrive in Britain


1944:

Massacre of US troops near Malmedy by SS troops of Kampfgruppe Peiper




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