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The Royal Westminster Regiment



Armorial Description

On a demi sun resting on a scroll inscribed The Royal Westrninster Regiment, a maple leaf surcharged with a beaver ensigned with the imperial crown and resting on a scroll inscribed PRO RECE ET PATRIA.


Official Abbreviation: R Westmr R

Motto: Pro Rege et Patria (For King and Country)


Battle Honours (28)

First World War

    Mount Sorrel
    SOMME, 1916
    Ancre Heights
    Ancre, 1916
    ARRAS, 1917,'18
    VIMY, 1917
    HILL 70
    YPRES, 1917
    PASSCHENDAELE
    AMIENS
    Scarpe,1918
    DROCOURT-QUTANT
    Hindenburg Line
    CANAL DU NORD
    VALENCIENNES
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
Second World War
    Liri Valley
    MELFA CROSSING
    GOTHIC LINE
    CORIANO
    LAMONE CROSSING
    MISANO RIDGE
    Casale
    NAVIGLIO CANAL
    ITALY, 1944-1945
    IJSSELMEER
    DELFZIJL POCKET
    NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945
Colonel-in-Chief: The Duke of Westminster, Col Gerald Grosvnor

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Maple Leaf Forever

Regimental Headquarters:
The Armoury
530 Queens Avenue
New Westminster, BC
V3L 1K3

Location of Sub Units:
Headquarters, A Company, Band
New Westminster, BC
B Company
Matsqui, BC

Alliances:
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
HM Tower of London
London, England

Location of Museums:
Regimental Museum
The Armoury
New Westminster, BC


Order of Precedence: 40

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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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