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The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry



Armorial Description

Superimposed upon a maple leaf, a bugle with strings surmounted by the Crown; within the strings, the letters RHLI, below the bugle and upon the base of the maple leaf two scrolls, the uppermost inscribed WENTWORTH REGIMENT and the lower one bearing the motto SEMPER PARATUS.


Official Abbreviation: RHLI

Motto: Semper Paratus (Always ready)


Battle Honours (39)

Early History

    SOUTH AFRICA, 1900
First World War
    YPRES, 1915, '17
    Arleux
    Gravenstafel
    Scarpe, 1917, '18
    ST. JULIEN
    HILL 70
    FESTUBERT, 1915
    PASSCHENDAELE
    Mount Sorrel
    AMIENS
    SOMME, 1916
    Drocourt-Queant
    Pozieres
    HINDENBURG LINE
    Fleurs-Courcelette
    Canal du Nord
    Ancre Heights
    PURSUIT TO MONS
    ARRAS, 1917, '18
    France and Flanders, 1915-18
    VIMY, 1917
Second World War
    DIEPPE
    VERRIERES RIDGE -- TILLY-LA-CAMPAGNE
    FALAISE
    CLAIR TIZON
    South Beveland
    The Rhineland
    Falaise Road
    Twente Canal
    FORET DE LA LONDE
    WOENSDRECHT
    The Scheldt
    XANTEN
    GRONINGEN
    Oldenburg
    North-West Europe, 1942, 1944-1945
    GOCH-CALCAR ROAD
    THE HOCHWALD

Order of Precedence: 7

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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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