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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

September 18



1759:

Quebec surrendered to the British, following Wolfe's victory at the Plain of Abraham on 13 September, sounding the death knell for a French presence in Canada.


1931:

Japanese invade Manchuria, occupying Mukden, Changchun and Kirin (Mukden Incident)


1944:

SAN FORTUNATO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 20 Sept 44)


1944:

Several "Canloan" officers serving with the 1st Air Landing Brigade are killed in the defense of the recently captured bridgehead at Arnheim, Holland.




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