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The Royal Canadian Regiment



Armorial Description

An eight-pointed diamond cut star; upon the star a raised circle surmounted by the Crown; within the raised circle, the block letters VRI, the Imperial Cypher of Queen Victoria.


Official Abbreviation: The RCR

Motto: Pro Patria (For Country)


Battle Honours (54)

Early History

    SASKATCHEWAN
    NORTH-WEST CANADA, 1885
    PAARDEBERG
    SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Gravenstafel
    St. Julien
    Festubert, 1915
    MOUNT SORREL
    SOMME, 1916
    Pozieres
    Flers-Courcelette
    ANCRE HEIGHTS
    Arras, 1917, '18
    VIMY, 1917
    Arleux
    Scarpe, 1917, 1918
    HILL 70
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Drocourt-Queant
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Canal du Nord
    Cambrai, 1918
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    France and Flanders, 1915-1918
Second World War
    LANDING IN SICILY
    Valguarnera
    Agira
    Adrano
    Regalbuto
    Sicily, 1943
    Landing at Reggio
    MOTTA MONTECORVINO
    Campobasso
    Torella
    SAN LEONARDO
    The Gully
    ORTONA
    Cassino II
    Guatav Line
    Liri Valley
    HITLER LINE
    GOTHIC LINE
    LOMONE CROSSING
    Misano Ridge
    RIMINI LINE
    San Martino-San Lorenzo
    Pisciatello
    Fosso Vecchio
    ITALY, 1943-1945
    Appeldoorn
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Korea
    KOREA, 1951-1953

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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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