Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

Lord Strathcona's Horse
(Royal Canadians)

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

South African War

South Africa 1900-1901

"A" Squadron, The Canadian Mounted Rifles organized 1 Jul 1901 for service in South Africa. (The regiment was renamed The Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles in 1903 and Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) in 1909) 

South African War battle honour authorized for Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) by G.O. 230 of 1912.

  VC won by Sgt A.H.L. Richardson, 5 Jul 1900.

First World War

Summer Operations, 1915. (Mar-Oct)

Festubert, 1915

15-25 May 1915

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The regiment mobilized for the First World War as infantry (1st Canadian Division) in 1915 and subsequently as cavalry in the Canadian Cavalry Brigade for the remainder of the war.

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) - "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. 88 of 1931)

  VC won by Lt F.M.W. Harvey, 17 Mar 1918.

  VC won by Lt G.M. Flowerdew, 30 Mar 1918.

Operations on the Somme. (1 Jul – 18 Nov, 1916)

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

Bezantin Ridge

14-17 Jul 1916

Pozieres Ridge

23 Jul – 3 Sep 1916

Flers-Courcelette

15-22 Sep 1916

The Cambrai Operations (20 Nov – 7 Dec, 1917)

Cambrai, 1917

20 Nov – 3 Dec 1917

The Offensive in Picardy (21 Mar – 5 Apr, 1918)

St Quentin

21-23 Mar 1918

Somme, 1918

21 Mar – 5 Apr 1918

The Advance in Picardy (8 Aug – 3 Sep, 1918)

Amiens

8-11 Aug 1918

The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (26 Aug – 12 Oct, 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

Picardy (17 Oct – 11 Nov).—Concluded.

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

 

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2nd Armoured Regiment (Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians))

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) - "LIRI VALLEY, Melfa Crossing, Torrice Crossroads, GOTHIC LINE, Pozzo Alto Ridge, CORIANO, LAMONE CROSSING, Misano Ridge, Casale, Naviglio Canal, Fosso Munio, Italy 1944-45, Ijsselmeer, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945"
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 611, 1 Sep 58)

Melfa Crossing

24-25 May 44

Torrice Crossroads

30 May 44

GOTHIC LINE

GOTHIC LINE

25 Aug - 22 Sep 44

 

Pozzo Alto Ridge

31 Aug 44

CORIANO

CORIANO

3-15 Sep 44

 

Misano Ridge

3-5 Sep 44

 

Casale

23-25 Sep 44

LAMONE CROSSING

LAMONE CROSSING

2-13 Dec 44
 

Naviglio Canal

12-15 Dec 44

 

Fosso Munio

19-21 Dec 44

ITALY 1944-45

Italy 1944-45

 
 

Ijsselmeer

15-18 Apr 45

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945

 
Korean War

United Nations Operations - Korea, 1950-1953

Korea, 1951-53

Part "A" Supplement to Canadian Army Orders, Issue No. 589, 31 Mar 1958 and Issue No. 634, 9 Feb 59

South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

Perseverance

 

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