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The Brockville Rifles



Armorial Description

A Maltese cross surmounted by the Crown; in the centre of the cross an oval annulus inscribed THE BROCKVILLE RIFLES; within the annulus a bugle with strings and tassels; the regimental battle honours approved for emblazonment are inscribed upon the arms of the Cross as follows: upon the upper arm AMIENS; upon the lower arm PURSUIT TO MONS.


Official Abbreviation: Brock Rif

Motto: Semper Paratus (Always ready)


Battle Honours (4)

First World War

    AMIENS
    Hindenburg Line
    Arras, 1918
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    Honourary Distinction: The badge of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, emblazoned on the drums.

Order of Precedence: 15
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Today in Military History

February 21



1796:

John Graves Simcoe proposed the "military street'' as a strategic route to help protect Upper Canada from American invasion. We know it as the longest street in the world, Toronto's Yonge Street, whose completion was announced today in history


1916:

The battle of Verdun begins


1919:

PPCLI presented with Wreath of Laurel by Lady Patricia Ramsey at Bramshot Camp, England


1945:

German resistance in Moyland Wood collapses after a week of fighting. The next objective for 1st Canadian Army will be the defences in the forests of the Hochwald.


1951:

A nine-man patrol from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry comes under fire in Korea. They are the first Canadian troops to be fired upon by the enemy in this United Nations "police action". No casualties are reported.




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