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The Grey and Simcoe Foresters

Armorial Description

A Maltese Cross surmounted by the Crown; in the centre a circular medallion bearing a stag lodged on the ground, within a wreath of maple leaves; on the lwft arm of the Cross and upon the left branch of the wreath a half scroll inscribed GREY &; on the right arm of the cross and right branch of the wreath, a half scroll inscribed SIMCOE, below the Cross a scroll inscribed FORESTERS.

Official Abbreviation: Grey & Sim For

Motto: Tenacious and Versitile

Battle Honours (7)

Early History

First World War
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    Hill 70
    YPRES, 1917

Order of Precedence: 13
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Today in Military History

February 21


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


The battle of Verdun begins


PPCLI presented with Wreath of Laurel by Lady Patricia Ramsey at Bramshot Camp, England


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.


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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