Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Royal Canadian Dragoons

Highlighted Battle Honours are approved for emblazonment on the Regimental Guidon. Capitalized Battle Honours indicate the name of a group of battles, actions or engagements. Where common names but separate year dates created a combined battle honour title authorized as a single name for emblazonment, both have been highlighted.

Wars and Operations

Battle Honour

Date Remarks

The North West Rebellion, 1885

North West Canada, 1885

The Cavalry School Corps. 

Battle honour authorized to The Royal Canadian Dragoons by General Order 291, December 1905.

South African War

South Africa, 1900

The regiment raised the 1st Bn, Canadian Mounted Rifles, renamed The Royal Canadian Dragoons on 22 Aug 1900 while deployed. 

  VCs won by Lt H.Z.C Cockburn, Lt R.E.W. Turner, and Sgt E.J.G. Holland on 7 Nov 1900 at Leliefontein. 

Battle honour authorized to The Royal Canadian Dragoons by General Order 291, December 1905.

First World War

Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October)

Festubert, 1915

15-25 May 1915

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The Royal Canadian Dragoons served as infantry with the 1st Canadian Division during 1915, then as cavalry from 1916-18 with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade

The Royal Canadian Dragoons - "Festubert, 1915, Somme, 1916, '18, Bezantin, Pozieres, Flers-Courcelette, Cambrai, 1917, '18, St Quentin, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, St Quentin Canal, Beaurevoir, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 5 of 1930)


Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916)

Somme, 1916

1 July – 18 Nov 1916

Bezantin Ridge

14-17 July 1916

Pozieres Ridge

23 July – 3 Sep 1916

Flers-Courcelette

15-22 Sep 1916

The Cambrai Operations (20 November - 7 December, 1917)

Cambrai, 1917

20 November - 3 Dec 1917

The Offensive in Picardy (21 March – 5 April, 1918)

Somme, 1918

21 Mar - 5 Apr 1918

St Quentin

21-23 Mar 1918

The Advance in Picardy (8 August – 3 September, 1918)

Amiens

8-11 Aug 1918

The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (26 August – 12 October, 1918)

Hindenburg Line, Battles of the

12 Sep – 9 Oct 1918

St Quentin Canal

29 Sep – 2 Oct 1918

Cambrai, 1918

8-9 Oct 1918

Beaurevoir

3-5 Oct

Pursuit to Mons

11 Nov 1918

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

Second World War

LIRI VALLEY

LIRI VALLEY

18-30 May 44

The Royal Canadian Dragoons - "LIRI VALLEY, GOTHIC LINE, LAMONE CROSSING, Misano Ridge, Sant’ Angelo in Salute, Fosso Vecchio, ITALY 1944-45, Groningen, Bad Zwischenahn, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945"
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 559, 2 September 1957)

GOTHIC LINE

GOTHIC LINE

25 Aug - 22 Sep 44

Misano Ridge

3-5 Sep 44

Sant’ Angelo in Salute

11-15 Sep 44

LAMONE CROSSING

LAMONE CROSSING

2-13 Dec 44

Fosso Vecchio

16-18 Dec 44

ITALY 1944-45

ITALY 1944-45

Groningen

13-16 Apr 45

Bad Zwischenahn

23 Apr – 4 May 45

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945

South-West Asia
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