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Les Voltigeurs de Quebec



Armorial Description

An annulet vert edged and inscribed with the words "VOLTIGEURS DE QUEBEC" argent, centred upon the cross of the Order of St. Louis. Within the annulet, a representation of the Salaberry Arms. Touching the lower three arms of the cross, a ribbon argent bearing the motto FORCE A SUPERBE MERCY A FIOBLE gules. The whole is ensigned by the Royal Crown proper.


Official Abbreviation: VOLTIGEURS

Motto: Force A Superbe, Mercy A Foible (Violence to the strong, mercy to the weak)


Battle Honours (7)

Early History

    Canada du Nord-Ouest, 1885
First World War
    Mont-Sorrel
    Cote 70
    SOMME, 1916
    Ypres, 1917
    ARRAS, 1917
    AMIENS

Order of Precedence: 5
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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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