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The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa



Armorial Description

Within a wreath of thistles and maple leaves, the figure of St. Andrew and Cross standing on a mount charged with a plaque inscribed ADVANCE: on the lower bend of the wreath two scrolls, the upper inscribed THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, the lower OF OTTAWA (MG).


Official Abbreviation: CH of O

Motto: Advance Battle Honours (37)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    Mount Sorrel
    AMIENS
    SOMME, 1916
    Scarpe, 1918
    Ancre Heights
    DROCOURT-QUEANT
    Ancre, 1916
    HINDENBURG LINE
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    CANAL DU NORD
    VIMY, 1917
    VALENCIENNES
    YPRES, 1917
    Sambre
    PASSCHENDAELE
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
Second World War
    NORMANDY LANDING
    THE SCHELDT
    CAEN
    Breskens Pocket
    CARPIQUET
    The Rhineland
    The Orne
    Waal Flats
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    THE HOCHWALD
    Faubourg de Vaucelles
    THE RHINE
    FALAISE
    Zutphen
    Quesnay Wood
    Deventer
    The Laison
    Leer
    BOULOGNE, 1944
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

Regimental Headquarters:
The Drill Hall
Cartier Square
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K2
Order of Precedence: 27

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