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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

September 18



1759:

Quebec surrendered to the British, following Wolfe's victory at the Plain of Abraham on 13 September, sounding the death knell for a French presence in Canada.


1931:

Japanese invade Manchuria, occupying Mukden, Changchun and Kirin (Mukden Incident)


1944:

SAN FORTUNATO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 20 Sept 44)


1944:

Several "Canloan" officers serving with the 1st Air Landing Brigade are killed in the defense of the recently captured bridgehead at Arnheim, Holland.




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