Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The South Alberta Light Horse

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

Perpetuates the Rocky Mountain Rangers (1885) via the 23rd Alberta Rangers.

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

Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916

Perpetuates the 22nd Battery C.F.A., the 12th and 13th Regiments, Canadian Mounted Rifles, and the 31st, 113rd, 175th and 187th Battalions, C.E.F.
(G.O. 66 of 1920)
(G.O. 28 of 1922)

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22nd Battery C.F.A. 

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12th Regt, C.M.R. -
" The Great War, 1915-16"
(G.O. 123 of 1929)

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13th Regt, C.M.R. -
" The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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31st Bn, C.E.F. - Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval Ridge, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Somme, 1918, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
(G.O. 157 of 1921)
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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113rd Bn, C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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175th Bn, C.E.F.  -
" The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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187th Bn, C.E.F. -
" The Great War, 1916-17"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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Battle honours for The Great War authorized for The South Alberta Regiment - " Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Arleux, Scarpe, 1917, '18, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, 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

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

Scarpe, 1917

3-4 May 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
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).

Pursuit to Mons

11 Nov 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1914-18

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

 
Second World War
FALAISE

Falaise

7-22 Aug 44

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The South Alberta Light Horse, perpetuating the 29th Armoured Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment) , was authorized Second World War battle honours by Canadian Army Orders 33-1 Issue No, 576, 30 Dec 1957.

  Maj D.V. Currie won the Victoria Cross 18-20 Aug 1944, while serving with the 29th Armoured Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment).

Falaise Road

7-9 Aug 44

The Laison

14-17 Aug 44

St Lambert-sur-Dives

19-22 Aug 44
 

Moerbrugge

8-10 Sep 44
THE SCHELDT

The Scheldt

1 Oct – 8 Nov 44

Woensdrecht

1-27 Oct 44
 

The Lower Maas

20 Oct – 7 Nov 44
 

Kapelsche Veer

31 Dec 44 – 21 Jan 45
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
 

Bad Zwischenahn

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

North-West Europe, 1944-1945

 
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

Semper Alacer

History of the Thirty-First Battalion, C.E.F.: from its organization, Nov 1914 to its demobilization, Jun 1919 / by Canada. Canadian Army. Battalion, 31st. - material compiled and assembled by H.C. Singer. Calgary: Knight, 1939

The Journal of Private Fraser: 1914-1918 Canadian Expeditionary Force / by Donald Fraser; edited and with an introduction by Reginald H. Roy. Victoria, B.C.: Sono Nis Press, 1985. 334 p

South Albertas: a Canadian regiment at war / by Donald E. Graves.  Toronto: Robin Brass Studio, 1998. 408 p

 

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