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The Royal Westminster Regiment



Armorial Description

On a demi sun resting on a scroll inscribed The Royal Westrninster Regiment, a maple leaf surcharged with a beaver ensigned with the imperial crown and resting on a scroll inscribed PRO RECE ET PATRIA.


Official Abbreviation: R Westmr R

Motto: Pro Rege et Patria (For King and Country)


Battle Honours (28)

First World War

    Mount Sorrel
    SOMME, 1916
    Ancre Heights
    Ancre, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    VIMY, 1917
    HILL 70
    YPRES, 1917
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Scarpe,1918
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    VALENCIENNES
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
Second World War
    Liri Valley
    MELFA CROSSING
    GOTHIC LINE
    CORIANO
    LAMONE CROSSING
    MISANO RIDGE
    Casale
    NAVIGLIO CANAL
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    IJSSELMEER
    DELFZIJL POCKET
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Colonel-in-Chief: The Duke of Westminster, Col Gerald Grosvnor

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Maple Leaf Forever

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
530 Queens Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3L 1K3

Location of Sub Units:
Headquarters, A Company, Band
New Westminster, BC
B Company
Matsqui, BC

Alliances:
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HM Tower of London
London, England

Location of Museums:
Regimental Museum
The Armoury
New Westminster, BC


Order of Precedence: 40

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Today in Military History

August 23



1305:

William Wallace (Braveheart) is executed.


1798:

Napoleon leaves Egypt for France en route to seize power as Emperor of France.


1813:

The Prussian army under Von Bulow repulses French attack at the Battle of Grossbeeren.


1833:

Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire.


1839:

The UK captures Hong Kong.


1864:

The Union Navy captures Fort Morgan, Alabama, thus breaking Confederate dominance of all ports on the Gulf of Mexico.


1866:

The Austro-Prussian War ends with the Treaty of Prague.


1889:

The first ship to the shore wireless message is received.


1914:

Japan declares war on Germany and bombs Qingdao (Tsingtao), China.


1914:

The Battle of Mons


1939:

The Soviet-German agreement signed


1939:

World War II: Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression treaty, the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a secret addition to the pact, Baltic states, Finland and Poland are divided between the two nations.


1940:

World War II: The German Luftwaffe begins aerial bombardment of London.


1942:

Beginning of the Battle of Stalingrad.


1943:

Kharkov is liberated by the Soviet Army.


1944:

World War II: King Michael of Romania dismisses the pro-Nazi government of General Antonescu. Romania switches sides from the Axis to the Allies.


1958:

Chinese Civil War: The Second Taiwan Strait crisis begins with the People's Liberation Army's bombardment of Quemoy.


1990:

Armenia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.


1990:

Saddam Hussein appears on Iraqi state television with a number of Western "guests" (actually hostages to try to prevent the Gulf War).




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