Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

1st Hussars

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

Authorized for the 1st Hussars by General Order 60 of 1933.

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

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

The 1st Hussars contributed volunteers to the 1st Bn, C.E.F., and raised "A" Squadron, 7th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles

 

Great War battle honours authorized for the 1st Hussars: "Somme, 1916, Flers-Courcelette, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1914-18"
(G.O. No. 71 of 1930)

 

 

Flers-Courcelette

15-22 Sep 1916

Ancre Heights

1 Oct – 11 Nov 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 Apr – 15 May, 1917)

Arras, 1917

9 Apr – 4 May 1917

Vimy, 1917

9-14 Apr 1917
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)

Arras, 1918

26 Aug – 3 Sep 1918

Scarpe, 1918

26-30 Aug 1918

Drocourt-Queant Line

2-3 Sep 1918

Hindenburg Line,

Battles of
12 Sep – 9 Oct 1918

Canal du Nord

27 Sep – 2 Oct 1918

Cambrai, 1918

8-9 Oct 1918
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
NORMANDY LANDING

NORMANDY LANDING

6 Jun 44

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Second World War battle honours authorized for the 1st Hussars (6th Armoured Regiment) in Part "A", Supplement to Canadian Army Orders, Issue No. 548, 17 Jun 1957.

Putot-es-Bessin

8 Jun 44

Le Mesnil-Patry

11 Jun 44
CAEN

CAEN

4-18 Jul 44

The Orne

8-9 Jul 44
BOURGEBUS RIDGE

BOURGUEBUS RIDGE

18-23 Jul 44

Faubourg de Vaucelles

18-19 Jul 44

Verrieres Ridge – Tilly-la-Campagne

25 Jul 44
FALAISE

FALAISE

7-22 Aug 44

Falaise Road

7-9 Aug 44

Quesnay Wood

10-11 Aug 44

The Laison

14-17 Aug 44

Chambois

18-22 Aug 44

Calais 1944

25 Sep – 1 Oct 44

The Lower Mass

20 Oct – 7 Nov 44
THE RHINELAND

THE RHINELAND

8 Feb - 10 Mar 45

The Hochwald

26 Feb – 4 Mar 45

Apeldoorn

11-17 Apr 45

Bad Zwischenahn

23 Apr – 4 May 45
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45

6 Jun 44 – 5 May 45
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

Hodie Non Cras

 

A History of the First Hussars Regiment, 1856-1980. London, Ont.: Hunter, 1981. 195 p

 

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