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Combined Forces Land Component Command


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Today in Military History

July 8



1915:

Order in Council passed to increase Canadian Expeditionary Force to 150,000 men


1919:

The RCR deploy from the Halifax Garrison in Aid of the Civil Power to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia


1944:

Battle of Buron - Highland Light Infantry Despite their terrible losses, the Highland Light Infantry are proud of their first major action. Eleven soldiers were decorated for various acts of valour and inspired leadership, and Buron is eventually added to the regiments battle honours. The RHF of C holds an annual officers mess dinner in honour.


1944:

Operation Charnwood, frontal assault on Caen begins (Caen taken 9-10 July 43)


1944:

THE ORNE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 9 July 44)




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