Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal)

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
War of 1812

In 2012, the Canadian Government decided to award honours for the War of 1812. Units of the Canadian Militia (1812-15) were identified as the recipient units for these honours and these honours were then deemed to be perpetuated by existing regiments on the basis of geographical connections.

Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada

 

Perpetuating the actions of the following pre-Confederation Militia unit:

Canadian Light Dragoons

South African War

South Africa, 1900

 

Authorized for the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars by General Order 60 of 1933.

First World War
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive)

Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916

Perpetuates the 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, C.E.F., 1949-1919, and the 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade, CMGC, 1919-1939.
(G.O. 76 of 1937)

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1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, C.E.F. - "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Bapaume, 1918, Rosieres, Avre, Amiens,  Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Valenciennes, Sambre FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

 

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

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

Flers-Courcelette

15-22 Sep 1916

Thiepval Ridge

26-29 Sep 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 Apr – 15 May, 1917

Arras, 1917

9 Apr – 4 May 1917

Vimy, 1917

9-14 Apr 1917

Hill 70

15-25 Aug 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 Jun – 10 Nov, 1917)

Ypres, 1917

31 Jul – 10 Nov. 1917

Passchendaele

12 Oct 1917, and/or 26 Oct – 10 Nov 1917
The Offensive in Picardy (21 Mar – 5 Apr, 1918) Somme, 1918

21 Mar - 5 Apr 1918

Bapaume, 1918

24-25 Mar 1918

Rosieres

26-27 Mar 1918

Avre

4 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)

Arras, 1918

26 Aug – 3 Sep 1918

Scarpe, 1918

26-30 Aug 1918

Drocourt-Queant Line

2-3 Sep 1918

Hindenburg Line, Battles of the

12 Sep – 9 Oct 1918

Canal du Nord

27 Sep – 2 Oct 1918

Cambrai, 1918

8-9 Oct 1918
Picardy (17 Oct – 11 Nov)

Valenciennes

1-2 Nov 1918

Sambre

4 Nov 1918

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

 
Second World War
CAEN

CAEN

4-18 Jul 44

 

 

Second World War  battle honours authorized for the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th Reconnaissance Regiment) by Canadian Army Orders 33-1 Battle Honours - awards, Issue No. 597, 26 May 1958. 

On 16 Sep 1968 the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars was amalgamated with 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars to form "The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal)". 

FALAISE

FALAISE

7-22 Aug 44

The Laison

14-17 Aug 44
THE SCHELDT

THE SCHELDT

1 Oct – 8 Nov 44

Breskens Pocket

11 Oct – 3 Nov 44
THE RHINELAND

THE RHINELAND

8 Feb - 10 Mar 45
THE RHINE

THE RHINE

23 Mar – 1 Apr 45

Emmerich – Hoch Elten

28 Mar – 1 Apr 45

Zutphen

6-8 Apr 45

Deventer

8-11 Apr 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

War of 1812 Honorary Distinction

War of 1812 Honorary Distinction (non-emblazonable) - In 2012 the Canadian Goverment decided to award the right of perpetuation of War of 1812 Honours to current units of the Canadian Army. The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) was awarded the non-emblazonable Honorary Distinction Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada in perpetuation of the actions of the following War of 1812 units of the pre-Confederation Militia:

Sed Patriae

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