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The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada



Armorial Description

A grenade fired proper, with the monogram HF, the flame surmounted by the Royal Crown proper, superimposed on the cross of St. Andrew. At the base of the grenade is a motto ribbon bearing the word CANADA. The whole is embellished by a glory.


Official Abbreviation: RHFC

Motto: Defence, not Defiance


Battle Honours (28)

First World War

    MOUNT SORREL
    YPRES, 1917
    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    HINDENBURG LINE
    HILL 70
    PURSUIT TO MONS
Second World War
    NORMANDY LANDING
    THE SCHELDT
    CAEN
    Savojaards Platt
    THE ORNE (BURON)
    Breskens Pocket
    BOURGUEBUS RIDGE
    THE RHINELAND
    Faubourg de Vaucelles
    Waal Flats
    FALAISE
    The Hochwald
    THE LAISON
    Chambois
    Zutphen
    BOULOGNE, 1944
    Leer
    Calais, 1944
    North-West Europe, 1944-1945

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
Mill St.
Cambridge, Ontario
N1R 3P1
Order of Precedence: 12
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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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