Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The British Columbia Regiment
(Duke of Connaught's Own) (RCAC)

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, 1899-1900

Authorized for the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) by General Order 60 of 1933.

First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (Mar-Oct)

Ypres, 1915

22 Apr – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 7th and 62nd Battalions, C.E.F.

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7th Bn C.E.F. - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Gravenstafel Ridge, St Julien, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O 71 of 1930)

  Three members of the 7th Bn, C.E.F. won the Victoria Cross: Capt E.D. Bellew on 24 Apr 1915, Pte M.J. O'Rourke on 15-17 Aug 1917 and Pte W.L. Rayfield on 2-4 Sep 1918.

 

62nd Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

Great War battle honours authorized for the 1st British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own): "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Flers-Courcelette, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O 110 of 1929)

 

Gravenstafel Ridge

22-23 Apr 1915

St Julien

24 Apr – 4 May 1915

Festubert, 1915

15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive)

Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 Jul – 18 Nov, 1916)

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

Thiepval Ridge

26-29 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

Arleux

28-29 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 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
Picardy (17 Oct – 11 Nov).—Concluded.

Pursuit to Mons

11 Nov 1918
 

France and Flanders, 1915-18

 
Second World War
FALAISE

Falaise

7-22 Aug 44

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The regiment mobilized The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles), C.A.S.F. in 1940. Later designated the 28th Armoured Regiment (the British Columbia Regiment) and served with the 4th Armoured Brigade.

Second World War battle honours (less "The Scheldt") authorized for The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (13th Armoured Regiment) by Part "A" Supplement to Canadian Army Orders, Issue No. 531, 18 Feb 1957.

"The Scheldt" authorized for The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (13th Armoured Regiment) by Part "A" Supplement to Canadian Army Orders, Issue No. 569, 11 Nov 1957.

Falaise Road

7-9 Aug 44

The Laison

14-17 Aug 44

Chambois

18-22 Aug 44
THE SCHELDT

The Scheldt

1 Oct – 8 Nov 44
 

The Lower Maas

20 Oct – 7 Nov 44
THE RHINELAND

The Rhineland

8 Feb - 10 Mar 45

The Hochwald

26 Feb – 4 Mar 45

Veen

6-10 Mar 45
 

Twente Canal

2-4 Apr 45
 

Kusten Canal

17-24 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

The Dukes: the story of the men who served in peace and war with the British Columbia Regiment (D.C.O.) 1883-1973 / by Douglas E. Harker. Vancouver: British Columbia Regiment, 1974. 438 p

 

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  3. 12 RBC
  4. GGHG
  5. 8 CH
  6. H R
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  9. Sher H
  10. 12 RBC (M)
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  17. KOCR
  18. BCD
  19. FGH
  20. R de Hull
  21. Windsor R