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The Princess of Wales Own Regiment



Armorial Description

The Prince of Wales' plume enfiled in the coronet of a princess, resting on a waving scroll bearing the motto ICH DIEN. Surmounting the coronet, and shaded by the tips of the drooping plume a circle with the regimental motto NUNQUAM CEDE in relief. Above the circle a beaver, and within, the letters PWOR.


Official Abbreviation: PWOR

Motto: Nunquam Cede (Never Yield)


Battle Honours (19)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1900
First World War
    Mount Sorrel
    PASSCHENDAELE
    SOMME, 1916, '18
    AMIENS
    FLERS-COURCELETTE
    Scarpe, 1918
    Thiepval
    Drocourt-Queant
    Ancre Heights
    Hindenburg Line
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    Canal du Nord
    VIMY, 1917
    CAMBRAI, 1918
    KILL 70
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    Ypres, 1917
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-1918
Honourary Distinction: The Badge of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders with the year-dates 1944-1945 emblazoned on the Colours.
Order of Precedence: 8
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Today in Military History

August 26



1071:

Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Empire at Manzikert.


1346:

Hundred Years' War: The military supremacy of the English longbow over the French combination of crossbow and armoured knights was established at the Battle of Crécy.


1429:

Joan of Arc enters Paris.


1862:

U.S. Civil War: The Second Battle of Bull Run begins.


1914:

Germany defeats Russia in Battle of Tannenberg.


1914:

The British Expeditionary Force briefly checked the German advance at Le Cateau.


1918:

SCARPE, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 30 Aug 18)


1918:

The first battle of ARRAS, 1918, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by Lt Charles Smith Rutherford, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Monchy-le-Preux, France


1957:

The Soviet Union tests an ICBM.


55BC:

Julius Caesar invades Britain.




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