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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

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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