The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
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,'17 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.
Official Abbreviation: R Wpg Rif
Motto: Hosti Acie Nominati (Named by the enemy in battle)
Battle Honours (44)
First World War
NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
SOUTH AFRICA, 1899,1900
Second World War
CANAL DU NORD
Pursuit to Mons
France and Flanders, 1915-18
The Seine, 1944
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-45
Order of Precedence: 28
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