The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles are Canada's twenty-eighth most senior Reserve Infantry regiment, and comprise one battalion serving as part of the Land Force Reserve.
Hosti Acie Nominati (Latin: Named by the enemy in battle)
As evidenced by the official motto, the Regiment was nicknamed by an enemy commander. During the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, an Indian chief was reported to have said ""I know who the guys in red are, but who are those little black devils?"1
Cap Badge Armourial Description
A Maltese Cross with a tablet above surmounted by the Crown; on the centre of the Cross a medallion edged by an annulus inscribed ROYAL WINNIPEG RIFLES; on the medallion a naked black devil running on a scroll bearing the regimental motto HOSTI ACIE NOMINATI; in the devil's right hand a trident and offering a chalice with his left; encircling the Cross a wreath of maple leaves within a spiral riband scroll inscribed with the battle honours which are placed in pairs one over the other on each visible turning of the scroll; the battle honours are as follows: on the tablet below the Crown, FISH CREEK and BATOCHE; on the dexter side of the wreath from the top downward, YPRES, 1915,'l 7 and MOUNT SORREL; VIMY 1917 and PASSCHENDAELE; DROCOURT-QUEANT and NORMANDY LANDING; CARPIQUET and CALAIS, 1944; LEOPOLD CANAL and THE RHINE; on the sinister side FESTUBERT, 1915 and SOMME, 1916; HILL 70; and AMIENS; CANAL DU NORD and PUTOT-EN-BESSIN; FALAISE and THE SCHELDT; MOYLAND WOOD and N.W. EUROPE, 1944-45; on the portion of the battle honour scroll on the base of the wreath NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885 and SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900.
Battle Honours (44)
Battle Honours presented in all caps are emblazoned on the Regimental Colour of each Battalion of the Regiment.
NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
SOUTH AFRICA, 1899,1900
First World War
CANAL DU NORD
Pursuit to Mons
France and Flanders, 1915-18
Second World War
The Seine, 1944
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-452