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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment



Armorial Description

A caribou head, within a wreath of laurel leaves surmounted by the Crown; below, and supporting the wreath, a scroll inscribed ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT, mounted on a claret background.


Official Abbreviation: R Nfld R

Motto (Unofficial): Better Than the Best


Battle Honours (16)

First World War

    GALLIPOLI, 1915-16
    Egypt, 1915-16
    YPRES, 1917,'18
    LANGEMARCK, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
    POELCAPELLE
    ALBERT (BEAUMONT HAMEL), 1916
    CAMBRAT, 1917
    Somme, 1916
    LYS
    LE TRANSLOY
    BAILLEUL
    Arras, 1917
    Kemmel
    Scarpe,1917
    COURTRAI
Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, GCVO

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Banks of Newfoundland

Regimental Headquarters:
Box 2028
St john's, Newfoundland
A1C 6B5

Location of Sub Units:
1st Battalion
HQ, A Company, Band
St. john's, Nfld
2nd Battalion
HQ, B Company, Band
Grand Falls, Nfld
A Company
Corner Brook, Nfld
C Company
Stephenville, Nfld

Alliances:
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regirnent)
The Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal New South Wales Regiment
New South Wales, Australia


Order of Precedence: 48
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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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