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War of 1812 Battle Honours perpetuated by Canadian Army Units

In 2012, the Canadian Government decided to create honours for the War of 1812 and award perpetuations of the recipient War of 1812 units to current units of the Canadian Army. Honours distributed include six battle honours for indivdual actions plus one theatre Battle Honour. In addition a non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction was also created. Federal Government announcements identifying the awards and the units receiving the perpetuations were made in August and September 2012. A DND Fact Sheet titled Battle Honours and Honorary Distinctions: Process of Perpetuation was issued to provide to Canadians an explanation of the distinctions between Battle Honours and Honorary Distinction.

In total, 90 identified awards representing 190 perpetuations of War of 1812 units were identified. Some of the awards were overlapping, i.e., duplicated awards to indivudual modern units on the basis of multiple perpetuations.

Battle Honours

Honorary Distinction (non-emblazonable)

War of 1812 - Perpetuation of Honours

Current Canadian RegimentBattle Honour or DistinctionPerpetuated War of 1812 Unit(s)
12e Régiment blindé du Canada DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 8th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
Trois-Rivières Division (1812-15)
1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, County of Sydney Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, County of Sydney Regiment (1812-15)
1st Battalion, Cumberland Regiment (1812-15)
Parrsborough Corps (1812-15) 
2nd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Corps of Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers
Royal Militia Artillery 
31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgin’s) DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Provincial Corps of Artificers
3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, Charlotte County Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, Charlotte County Regiment (1812-15)
56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA DETROIT 1st Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15)
QUEENSTON Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers (The Car Brigade)
NIAGARA Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers (The Car Brigade)
1st Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) The Provincial Artillery Company
Provincial Royal Artillery Drivers (The Car Brigade)
1st Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Norfolk Militia (1812-15)
7th Toronto Regiment, RCA DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) The Incorporated Artillery Company
84th Independent Field Battery, RCA DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, Shelburne Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, Shelburne Regiment (1812-15)
3rd Battalion, Shelburne Regiment (1812-15)
4th Battalion, Shelburne Regiment (1812-15)
8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, Westmorland County Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, Westmorland County Regiment (1812-15)
Le Régiment de la Chaudière CHÂTEAUGUAY 1st Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Dorchester Provincial Light Dragoons
1st Lotbinière Division (1812-15)
Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent CHÂTEAUGUAY 4th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 4th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 2nd Militia Light Infantry Battalion
Canadian Chasseurs
Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Longue-Pointe Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 2nd Battalion (City of Montreal) (1812-15)
3rd Battalion (City of Montreal) (1812-15)
Pointe-Claire Division (1812-15)
Les Voltigeurs de Québec CHÂTEAUGUAY Provincial Corps of Light Infantry (Canadian Voltigeurs)
CRYSLER’S FARM Provincial Corps of Light Infantry (Canadian Voltigeurs)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Provincial Corps of Light Infantry (Canadian Voltigeurs)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 6th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
1st Battalion (City of Quebec) (1812-15)
2nd Battalion (City of Quebec) (1812-15)
Beauport Division (1812-15)
Not currently perpetuated NIAGARA Niagara Provincial Light Dragoons (Niagara Frontier Guides)
CHÂTEAUGUAY 3rd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
CRYSLER’S FARM Captain Fraser’s Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 3rd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Captain Fraser’s Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Regiment of Grenville Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Niagara Provincial Light Dragoons (Niagara Frontier Guides)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) L’Acadie Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Yamaska Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) L’Assomption Division (1812-15
Berthier Division (1812-15)
Blainville Division (1812-15)
Lavaltrie Division (1812-15)
Rivière du Chêne Division (1812-15)
Terrebonne Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Quebec Volunteers
3rd Battalion (City of Quebec) “British Militia” (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Isle d’Orléans Division (1812-15)
Quebec Light Cavalry
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Captain Adam’s Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons
Royal 22e Régiment CHÂTEAUGUAY Les Chasseurs
Beauharnois Division (1812-15)
Boucherville Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Les Chasseurs
Beauharnois Division (1812-15)
Boucherville Division (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 7th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
Beloeil Division (1812-15)
Chambly Division (1812-15)
Isle Jésus Division (1812-15)
St. Denis Division (1812-15)
St. Hyacinthe Division (1812-15)
St. Ours Division (1812-15)
Verchères Division (1812-15)
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders CRYSLER’S FARM 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Regiment of Dundas Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Glengarry Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Glengarry Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Stormont Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Regiment of Prescott Militia (1812-15)
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada CHÂTEAUGUAY 5th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 5th Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
The Brockville Rifles NIAGARA Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Regiment of Leeds Militia (1812-15) 
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 2nd Regiment of Leeds Militia (1812-15)
The Canadian Grenadier Guards CHÂTEAUGUAY 2nd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
1st Militia Light Infantry Battalion
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Militia Light Infantry Battalion
2nd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Corps of Canadian Voyageurs
Montreal Incorporated Volunteers
Montreal Militia Battalion
Provincial Commissariat Voyageurs 
1st Battalion (City of Montreal) “British Militia” (1812-15)
The Essex and Kent Scottish DETROIT 1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)
MAUMEE The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15) 
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)
NIAGARA The Loyal Kent Volunteers (Kent Rangers)
The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) The Loyal Kent Volunteers (Kent Rangers)
The Western Rangers (Caldwell’s Rangers)
1st Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Essex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Kent Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) The Loyal Essex Volunteers (Essex Rangers)
The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Regiment of Durham Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Hastings Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Northumberland Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Prince Edward Militia (1812-15)
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment DETROIT 5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15) 
QUEENSTON The Coloured Corps (Captain Runchey’s Company of Coloured Men)
1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
4th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
NIAGARA Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
NIAGARA 1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
2nd Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
4th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15) 
5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) The Coloured Corps (Captain Runchey’s Company of Coloured Men)
1st Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15) 
2nd Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15)
4th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15) 
5th Regiment of Lincoln Militia (1812-15) 
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment and 1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, Northumberland County Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, Northumberland County Regiment (1812-15)
3rd Battalion, Northumberland County Regiment (1812-15
1st Battalion, Saint John County Regiment (1812-15)
1st Battalion, York County Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, York County Regiment (1812-15)
The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment NIAGARA Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Regiment of Addington Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Frontenac Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Lennox Militia (1812-15)
The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) QUEENSTON 1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
NIAGARA Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
DETROIT 1st Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
3rd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15) 
The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Canadian Light Dragoons
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) Company of Guides
Royal Montreal Troop of Volunteer Cavalry
Argenteuil Division (1812-15)
Vaudreuil Division (1812-15)
The Royal Canadian Regiment DETROIT 1st Regiment of Middlesex Militia (1812-15
1st Regiment of Oxford Militia (1812-15)
NIAGARA 1st Regiment of Middlesex Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 1st Regiment of Middlesex Militia (1812-15)
1st Regiment of Oxford Militia (1812-15) 
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) The Loyal London Volunteers
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) DETROIT 2nd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
QUEENSTON 2nd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
NIAGARA 2nd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) 2nd Regiment of York Militia (1812-15)
The Sherbrooke Hussars DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (emblazonable Theatre Honour) Frontier Light Infantry
DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, Eastern Townships District (1812-15)
4th Battalion, Eastern Townships District (1812-15)
The West Nova Scotia Regiment DEFENCE OF CANADA – 1812-1815 – DÉFENSE DU CANADA (non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction) 1st Battalion, East Annapolis Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, East Annapolis Regiment (1812-15)
1st Battalion, King’s County Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, King’s County Regiment (1812-15)
1st Battalion, West Annapolis Regiment (1812-15)
2nd Battalion, West Annapolis Regiment (1812-15)

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