Authorized Canadian Battle Honours and Honorary Distinctions

The following list of authorized battle honours has been published by the Department of National Defence in the publication "The Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces"

A.     MOTTO (Honorary Distinction)

UBIQUE ["everywhere"] – Awarded in lieu of all individual battle honours to The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery and the Canadian Military Engineers

B.     WAR OF 1812-1814 (LAND)

NIAGARA

C.     FENIAN RAIDS, 1866-1870 (LAND)

ECCLES HILL
TROUT RIVER

D.     NORTH WEST REBELLION, 1885 (LAND)

NORTH WEST CANADA, 1885
SASKATCHEWAN
BATOCHE
FISH CREEK

E.     SOUTH AFRICAN WAR, 1899-1902 (LAND)

SOUTH AFRICA (with year dates)
PAARDEBERG

F.     THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914-1919 (LAND)

YPRES, 1915

Gravenstafel
St. Julien
Frezenberg
Bellewaarde

FESTUBERT, 1915

MOUNT SORREL

SOMME, 1916

*Albert (Beaumont Hamel), 1916
Bazentin
Pozières
Flers-Courcelette
Thiepval
*Le Transloy
Ancre Heights
Ancre, 1916

ARRAS, 1917

Vimy, 1917

ARLEUX

Scarpe, 1917

HILL 70

YPRES, 1917

Pilckem
Langemarck, 1917
Menin Road
Polygon Wood
Broodseinde
Poelcappelle
Passchendaele

CAMBRAI, 1917 (First Battle; see also 1918)

SOMME, 1918

St. Quentin
Bapaume, 1918
Rosières
Arras, 1918 (First Battle; see below)
Avre

*LYS

*Bailleul
*Kemmel

AMIENS

ARRAS, 1918 (Second Battle; see above)

Scarpe, 1918
Drocourt-Quéant

HINDENBURG LINE

Epéhy
Canal du Nord
St. Quentin Canal
Beaurevoir
Cambrai, 1918 (Second Battle, see also 1917)

*YPRES, 1918

VALENCIENNES

SAMBRE

PURSUIT TO MONS – this honour cannot be perpetuated by a regiment which already holds either YPRES 1918, COURTRAI, SELLE, VALENCIENNES, or SAMBRE

*COURTRAI

FRANCE AND FLANDERS (with year dates)

*GALLIPOLI, 1915-16

*EGYPT, 1915-16

SIBERIA, 1918-19

THE GREAT WAR (with year dates) – this honour cannot be perpetuated and was awarded to units disbanded in England only.

NOTE: (*) Awarded to The Royal Newfoundland Regiment before Newfoundland entered Confederation.

Honorary Distinctions:

10th and 16th Canadian Infantry Battalions (Canadian Expeditionary Force) – oak leaf shoulder badges commemorating action in Kitchener's Wood April 1915. The Calgary Highlanders and The Royal Winnipeg Rifles perpetuate the 10th Battalion and The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) perpetuates the 16th Battalion. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles choose not to wear the distinction.

G.     THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 (SEA)

DUNKIRK, 1940
NORTH SEA, 1940
AEGEAN, 1944
NORMANDY, 1944
BISCAY, 1944
SOUTH FRANCE, 1944
NORWAY (with year dates)
OKINAWA, 1945
ATLANTIC (with year dates)
ENGLISH CHANNEL (with year dates)
MEDITERRANEAN (with year dates)
ARCTIC (with year dates)
GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE (with year dates)
ALEUTIANS (with year dates)

H.     THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 (LAND)

SOUTH-EAST ASIA, 1941

Hong Kong

NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1942

Dieppe

SICILY, 1943

LANDING IN SICILY

Grammichele
Piazza Armerina
Valguarnera
Assoro
Leonforte
Agira

ADRANO

Catenanuova
Regalbuto
Centuripe
Troina Valley
Pursuit to Messina

ITALY (with year dates)

Landing at Reggio
Potenza
Motta Montecorvino
Termoli
Monte San Marco
Gambatesa
Campobasso
Baranello
Colle d'Anchise
Torella

THE SANGRO

Castel di Sangro
The Moro
San Leonardo
The Gully
Casa Berardi
Ortona
San Nicola-San Tommaso
Point 59 or Torre Mucchia

MONTE CAMINO

Monte La Difensa-Monte La Remetanea
Monte Majo

ANZIO

CASSINO II

Gustav Line
Sant' Angelo in Teodice
Pignataro

LIRI VALLEY

Hitler Line
Aquino
Melfa Crossing
Ceprano
Torrice Crossroads

ROME

Advance to the Tiber

TRASIMENE LINE

Sanfatucchio

AREZZO

ADVANCE TO FLORENCE

Cerrone

GOTHIC LINE

Monteciccardo
Montecchio
Point 204 or Pozzo Alto Ridge
Monte Luro
Borgo Santa Maria
Tomba di Pesaro

CORIANO

LAMONE CROSSING

Misano Ridge

RIMINI LINE

San Martino-San Lorenzo
San Fortunato
Casale
Sant' Angelo in Salute
Bulgaria Village
Cesena
Pisciatello
Savio Bridgehead
Naviglio Canal
Fosso Vecchio
Fosso Munio
Coventello-Comacchio
Granarolo
Monte La Pieve
Monte Spaduro

NORTH-WEST EUROPE (with year dates)

SOUTHERN FRANCE

NORMANDY LANDING

Authie
Putot-en-Bessin
Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse
Le Mesnil-Patry

CAEN

Carpiquet
The Orne or The Orne (Buron)

BOURGUEBUS RIDGE

Faubourg de Vaucelles
St. André-sur-Orne
Maltot
Verrières Ridge - Tilly-la-Campagne

FALAISE

Falaise Road
Quesnay Wood
Clair Tizon
The Laison
Chambois
St. Lambert-sur-Dives
Dives Crossing
Forêt de la Londe
The Seine, 1944
Moerbrugge
Dunkirk, 1944
Le Havre
Boulogne, 1944
Calais, 1944
Moerkerke
Wyneghemv Antwerp-Turnhout Canal

THE SCHELDT

Leopold Canal
Woensdrecht
Savojaards Plaat
Breskens Pocket
South Beveland
Walcheren Causeway
The Lower Maas
Kapelsche Veer
The Roer

THE RHINELAND

The Reichswald
Waal Flats
Cleve
Moyland Wood
Goch-Calcar Road
The Hochwald
Xanten
Veen

THE RHINE

Emmerich-Hoch Elten
Twente Canal
Zutphen
Deventer
Arnhem, 1945
Groningen
Friesoythe
Apeldoorn
ljsselmeer
Küsten Canal
Wagenborgen
Leer
Delfzijl Pocket
Bad Zwischenahm
Oldenburg

Honorary Distinctions:

7th/11th Hussars – the Second World War badge of The Royal Rifles of Canada (RRC), with year date 1941, borne on regimental Guidon and appointments, for jointly mobilizing the RRC for service in Hong Kong. The 7th/11th Hussars amalgamated with The Sherbrooke Hussars.

The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment – the Second World War badge of The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders (SD&G Highrs), with year dates 1944-1945, borne on regimental Colours and appointments, for significantly reinforcing the SD&G Highrs.

The Brockville Rifles – the Second World War badge of The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders (SD&G Highrs), with year dates 1944-1945, borne on regimental Colours (Drum) and appointments, for significantly reinforcing the SD&G Highrs by providing "B" Company, Brockville Rifles, to the two SD&G Highrs Companies, along with one company, Princess of Wales' Own Regiment. The unit fought on 6 June 1944 with the 3rd Canadfian Infantry Division.

The Royal Montreal Regiment – the Second World War badge of the Canadian Armoured Corps borne on regimental Colours and appointments, for service with that arm.

Les Voltigeurs de Québec – the Second World War badge of the Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR), borne on regimental appointments (Voltigeurs are rifle regiments and do not possess Colours), for significantly reinforcing the R22eR during the Italian campaign.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police – the Second World War badge of the Canadian Provost Corps (CPC), with the year dates 1939-1945, borne on the force's Guidon and appointments, in recognition of valuable services of the members of this force with the CPC.

I.     THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 (AIR)

BATTLE OF BRITAIN, 1940

DEFENCE OF BRITAIN (with year dates)

ATLANTIC (with year dates)

ENGLISH CHANNEL AND NORTH SEA (with year dates)

BALTIC (with year dates)

FORTRESS EUROPE (with year dates)

Dieppe

FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1944-1945

Biscay Ports (with year dates)
Ruhr (with year dates)
Berlin (with year dates)
German Ports (with year dates)
Normandy, 1944
Arnhem
Walcheren
Rhine

BISCAY (with year dates)

EGYPT AND LIBYA, 1942-1943

NORTH AFRICA, 1943

SICILY, 1943

ITALY (with year dates)

Salerno
Anzio and Nettuno
Gustav Line
Gothic Line

CEYLON, 1942

EASTERN WATERS, 1942-1944

BURMA (with year dates)

ALEUTIANS (with year dates)

NORTH-WEST ATLANTIC (with year dates)

PACIFIC COAST (with year dates)

J.     UNITED NATIONS OPERATIONS – KOREA – 1950-1953 – SEA AND LAND

KOREA (with year dates)

Kapyong

Honorary Distinction:

2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry – The United States Presidential Unit Citation battle streamer with the word KAPYONG.

K.     SPECIAL DUTY AREA/PERSIAN GULF "OPERATION FRICTION" (SEA AND AIR)

GULF AND KUWAIT

Honorary Distinction:

416 and 437 Squadrons – a badge with a Kuwait Falcon beneath a palm tree and crossed scimitars, with year date 1991, borne on squadron Standards, for significantly reinforcing operational flying squadrons in the active theatre of operations.

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