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The Canadian Airborne Regiment

(Disbanded)


Armorial Description

An open parachute between two vertical wings with shroud lines issuant from a cloud resting between the bases of the wings. At the junction of the shroud lines and superimposed on the cloud, a single large maple leaf flanked by two smaller maple leaves on each side; the whole resting upon a riband scroll inscribed, AIRBORNE - CANADA - AEROPORTE. Wings of scroll in gold coloured finish. Parachute, clouds and maple leaves in silver colour finish.


Official Abbreviation: CAR

Motto: Ex Coelis (From the clouds)


Battle Honours (12)

Second World War

    NORMANDY LANDING
    MONTE MAJO
    DIVES CROSSING
    ANZIO
    THE RHINE
    ROME
    ADVANCE TO THE TIBER
    MONTE CAMINO
    MONTE LA DIFFENSA - MONTE LA REMETANEA
    SOUTHERN FRANCE
    North-West Europe, 1944-45
    Ardennes

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Today in Military History

February 8



1894:

William Avery 'Billy' Bishop, VC, fighter ace & father of the RCAF, is born in Owen Sound, ON.


1943:

The Italian Submarine Avorio is cornered and sunk by HMCS REGINA in the Mediterranean.


1945:

Operation Veritable, Canadian and British troops launch offensive near Nijmegen to capture Reichwald area


1945:

THE REICHSWALD, effective dates for battle honour to begin


1945:

THE RHINELAND, effective dates for battle honour to begin (to 10 Mar 45)




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