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The Canadian Grenadier Guards



Armorial Description

A grenade with seventeen exterior flame points; on the ball of the grenade the Royal cypher reversed and interlaced ensigned by the Crown; below the Royal cypher, the word CANADA.


Official Abbreviation: CGG

Motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense (Evil be to him who evil thinks)


Battle Honours (31)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    Mount Sorrel
    SOMME, 1916
    Ancre Heights
    Ancre, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    Hill 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Scarpe, 1918
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    Valenciennes
    Sambre
Second World War
    FALAISE
    FALAISE ROAD
    THE LAISON
    CHAMBOIS
    The Scheldt
    THE LOWER MAAS
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHWALD
    VEEN
    TWENTE CANAL
    Bad Zwischenahn
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1955

Order of Precedence: 2

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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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