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The Royal Regiment of Canada



Armorial Description

An eight-pointed star surmounted by the Crown; superimposed upon the star the garter with the motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE flanked by sprays of maple leaves; below the garter a scroll inscribed READY AYE READY; above the garter a scroll inscribed NEC ASPERA TERRANT; within the garter, the badge of the Heir Apparent (three feathers enfiled by a coronet with a scroll inscribed ICH DIEN. The whole resting upon a scroll bearing the designation THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: R Regt C

Motto: Ready Aye Ready, and Nec Aspera Terrant (Difficulties do not daunt)


Battle Honours (46)

Early History

    FISH CREEK
    BATOCHE
    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Gravenstafel
    Arleux
    ST. JULIEN
    Hill 70
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    MOUNT SORREL
    SOMME, 1916, '18
    AMIENS
    Drocourt-Queant
    Pozieres
    Flers-Courcelette
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Canal du Nord
    Ancre Heights
    Cambrai, 1918
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    Pursuit to Mons
    France and Flanders, 1915-18
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    Woevsdrecht
    Bourguebus Ridge
    FAUBOURG DE VAUCELLES
    VERRIERES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    THE HOCHWALD
    FALAISE
    SOUTH BEVELAND
    THE RHINELAND
    Falaise Road
    Goch-Calcar Road
    Clair Tizon
    Foret de la Londe
    Dunkirk, 1944
    THE SCHELDT
    XANTEN
    TWENTE CANAL
    Groningen
    Oldenburg
    North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-45

Order of Precedence: 6

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Today in Military History

February 19



1690:

A French-Indian force of some 200 men attack the English settlement at Schenectady, New York. The assault begins at 11p.m., taking the garrison and inhabitants by surprise. After burning the settlement and massacring most of the settlers, the raider


1915:

British and French bombardment of the outer forts of the Dardanelles begun


1942:

Japanese carrier raid on Darwin, Australia


1945:

GOCH-CALCAR ROAD, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 21 Feb 45)


1945:

US troops land on Iwo Jima after 72 day bombardment




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