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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

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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