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Governor General's Foot Guards



Armorial Description

Upon a star argent of six main points an annulus gules bearing the motto CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA or, within the annulus, a cross azure.


Official Abbreviation: GGFG

Motto: Civitas et Princeps Cura Nostra (Our care is Queen and country)


Battle Honours (34)

Early History

    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    Ypres, 1915, '17
    Gravenstafel
    ST. JULIEN
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    Mount Sorrel
    Somme, 1916
    POZIERES
    Fleurs-Courcelette
    Ancre Heights
    Arras, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    ARLEUX
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    HILL 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    DROCOURT - QUEANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    Pursuit to Mons
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    FALAISE
    Falaise Road
    THE LAISON
    CHAMBOIS
    THE SCHELDT
    THE LOWER MAAS
    THE RHINELAND
    THE HOCHWALD
    VEEN
    BAD ZWISCHENAHN
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

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February 21



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1919:

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1951:

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