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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

April 23



1915:

VC won by L/Cpl Frederick Fisher, 13th Battalion, CEF, St Julien, Belgium (posthumous)


1918:

Captain E. Bamford, Royal Marine Light Infantry awarded the Victoria Cross


1918:

Sergeant N. A. Finch Royal Marine Artillery awarded the Victoria Cross


1918:

The raid on Zeebrugge


1939:

Following the end of the civil war in Spain The United States recognizes the Franco government.


1945:

Batlle of Delfzijl


1945:

DELFIJL POCKET, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 2 May 45)




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