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The Royal Regiment of Canada



Armorial Description

An eight-pointed star surmounted by the Crown; superimposed upon the star the garter with the motto HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE flanked by sprays of maple leaves; below the garter a scroll inscribed READY AYE READY; above the garter a scroll inscribed NEC ASPERA TERRANT; within the garter, the badge of the Heir Apparent (three feathers enfiled by a coronet with a scroll inscribed ICH DIEN. The whole resting upon a scroll bearing the designation THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: R Regt C

Motto: Ready Aye Ready, and Nec Aspera Terrant (Difficulties do not daunt)


Battle Honours (46)

Early History

    FISH CREEK
    BATOCHE
    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Gravenstafel
    Arleux
    ST. JULIEN
    Hill 70
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    MOUNT SORREL
    SOMME, 1916, '18
    AMIENS
    Drocourt-Queant
    Pozieres
    Flers-Courcelette
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Canal du Nord
    Ancre Heights
    Cambrai, 1918
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    Pursuit to Mons
    France and Flanders, 1915-18
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    Woevsdrecht
    Bourguebus Ridge
    FAUBOURG DE VAUCELLES
    VERRIERES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    THE HOCHWALD
    FALAISE
    SOUTH BEVELAND
    THE RHINELAND
    Falaise Road
    Goch-Calcar Road
    Clair Tizon
    Foret de la Londe
    Dunkirk, 1944
    THE SCHELDT
    XANTEN
    TWENTE CANAL
    Groningen
    Oldenburg
    North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-45

Order of Precedence: 6

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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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