Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Saskatchewan Dragoons

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

Mount Sorrel

2-13 Jun 1916

Perpetuates the 46th and 128th Battalions, C.E.F., 1914-1919.

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46th Bn, C.E.F. - "Somme, 1916, Ancre Heights, Ancre, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18"
G.O. No. 110 of 1929.

  Sgt H. Cairns, of the 46th Bn, C.E.F. won the Victoria Cross 1 Nov 1918. 

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128th Bn, C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1917-17"
G.O. No. 1233 of 1929


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South Saskatchewan Regiment battle honours were - "Arras, 1917, Hill 70"
(G.O. 71 of 1930)

In May 1924, the South Saskatchewan Regiment was reorganized into five regiments, one of  which was:

The South Saskatchewan Regiment (in Sep 1924 the regiment was renamed The King's Own Rifles of Canada) - "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Ancre Heights, Ancre, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18"

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In 1949, The King's Own Rifles of Canada became The Saskatchewan Dragoons (20th Armoured Regiment)

 

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

Somme, 1916

1 Jul – 18 Nov 1916

Ancre Heights

1 Oct – 11 Nov 1916

Ancre, 1916

13-18 Nov 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

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)

Valenciennes

1-2 Nov 1918
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

Esprit d'Initiative

 

The Suicide battalion / by James L. McWilliams.  Edmonton: Hurtig, 1978. 226 p

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