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Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
An annulet vert edged and inscribed with the words "VOLTIGEURS DE QUEBEC"
argent, centred upon the cross of the Order of St. Louis. Within the annulet,
a representation of the Salaberry Arms. Touching the lower three arms of the
cross, a ribbon argent bearing the motto FORCE A SUPERBE MERCY A FIOBLE gules.
The whole is ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.
Official Abbreviation: VOLTIGEURS
Motto: Force A Superbe, Mercy A Foible (Violence to the strong,
mercy to the weak)
Battle Honours (7)
Canada du Nord-Ouest, 1885
First World War
Order of Precedence: 5
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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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