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The Loyal Edmonton Regiment



Armorial Description

Between two maple leaves a windmill sail in saltire; superimposed upon the centre of the sail a coyote's head affronts, surmounting the wolf's head the red rose of Lancaster; below the coyote's head and resting on a scroll inscribed THE LOYAL EDMONTON REGIMENT, the numerals 49; the whole surmounted by the Crown.


Official Abbreviation: L Edmn R

Motto: Fears no Foe


Battle Honours (39)

First World War

    MOUNT SORREL
    PASSCHENDAELE
    SOMME, 1916
    AMIENS
    FLERS-COURCELETTE
    SCARPE, 1918
    Ancre Heights
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Arras, 1917,'18
    Canal du Nord
    VIMY, 1917
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    HILL 70
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
    Ypres, 1917
Second World War
    LANDING IN SICILY
    GOTHIC LINE
    Piazza Amerina
    Monteciccardo
    Leonforte
    Monte Luro
    Agira
    RIMINI LINE
    ADRANO
    PISCIATELLO
    Troina Valley
    San Fortunato
    Sicily, 1943
    SAVIO BRIDGEHEAD
    Colle danchise
    NAVICLIOCANAL
    The Gully
    Fosso Munio
    ORTONA
    Italy, 1943-1945
    LIRI VALLEY
    Apeldoorn
    Hitler Line
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Colonel-in-Chief: The Right Honourable, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, CD, JP, DL, CBE


Order of Precedence: 38
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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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