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The Princess Louise Fusiliers



Armorial Description

A grenade with ninteen-pointed flame; on the ball of the grenade an annulus inscribed PRINCESS LOUISE FUSILIERS; on the lower curve, two maple leaves with stems crossed; within the annulus the coronet of a princess.


Official Abbreviation: PLF

Motto: Fideliter (Faithfully)


Battle Honours (16)

Early History

    NORTH-WEST CANADA 1885
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    SOMME, 1916
    YPRES, 1917
    AMIENS
    ARRAS, 1917
    HILL 70
Second World War
    Arnhem 1945 LIRI VALLEY
    MISANO RIDGE
    MELFA CROSSING
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    GOTHIC LINE
    CORIANO
    LAMONE CROSSING
    DELFZIJL POCKET
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945

Order of Precedence: 22
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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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