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The Princess of Wales Own Regiment



Armorial Description

The Prince of Wales' plume enfiled in the coronet of a princess, resting on a waving scroll bearing the motto ICH DIEN. Surmounting the coronet, and shaded by the tips of the drooping plume a circle with the regimental motto NUNQUAM CEDE in relief. Above the circle a beaver, and within, the letters PWOR.


Official Abbreviation: PWOR

Motto: Nunquam Cede (Never Yield)


Battle Honours (19)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1900
First World War
    Mount Sorrel
    PASSCHENDAELE
    SOMME, 1916, '18
    AMIENS
    FLERS-COURCELETTE
    Scarpe, 1918
    Thiepval
    Drocourt-Queant
    Ancre Heights
    Hindenburg Line
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    Canal du Nord
    VIMY, 1917
    CAMBRAI, 1918
    KILL 70
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    Ypres, 1917
    FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-1918
Honourary Distinction: The Badge of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders with the year-dates 1944-1945 emblazoned on the Colours.
Order of Precedence: 8
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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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