Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The King's Own Calgary Regiment (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
First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (Mar-Oct)

Ypres, 1915

22 Apr – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 50th, 89th, and 137th Battalions, C.E.F. (1914-1919), and the 13th Machine Gun Battalion, C.M.G.C. (1919-1936).

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50th 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 Line, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1916-18

  Pte J.G. Pattison, of the 50th Bn, C.E.F. won the Victoria Cross 10 Apr 1917. 

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89th Bn C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1915"

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137th Bn C.E.F.-
"The Great War, 1916-67" 

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13th Machine Gun Bn, C.M.G.C.
(G.O. 149 of 1937)

Great War battle honours authorized for "The Calgary Regiment" -  "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Ancre Heights, Ancre, 1916, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Valenciennes, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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

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

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)

Valenciennes

1-2 Nov 1918
 

FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18

 
Second World War
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1940-42

Dieppe

19 Aug 1942

The regiment's Second World War service saw a number of changes to the regimental designation, during the period 1942-46, it was the "14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment)"

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Second World War battle honours authorized for The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) in Part "A", Supplement to Canadian Army Orders, issue No. 648, 10 Aug 1959.

North-West Europe 1942

 
SICILY 1943

Sicily 1943

9 Jul 43 – 17 Aug 43
 

Motta Montecorvino

1-3 Oct 43
 

San Leonardo

8-9 Dec 43
 

The Gully

10-19 Dec 43
CASSINO II

Cassino II

11-18 May 44

Gustav Line

11-18 May 44

Pignataro

14-15 May 44
LIRI VALLEY

Liri Valley

18-30 May 44

Aquino

18-24 May 44
TRASIMENE LINE

Trasimene Line

20-30 Jun 44
AREZZO

Arezzo

4-17 Jul 443
ADVANCE TO FLORENCE

Advance to Florence

 
 

Cerrone

25-31 Aug 44
ITALY 1943-45

Italy 1943-45

3 Sep 43 – 22 Apr 45
NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1945

North-West Europe 1945

 
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

Onward

 

The 50th Battalion in No Man's Land / by Victor W. Wheeler. Calgary: Comprint Publishing Co., for the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, 1980. 447 p

A Legacy of courage: "Calgary's own" 137th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F. / by Fred Bagley.  Calgary: Plug Street Books, 1993. 260 p.

The Calgary Regiment (14 CAR) / by R.G. Maltby.  Hilversum, Holland: De Jong, 1945

Welcome home: 14th C.A.(T.) R.: Calgary Regiment (Tank). Calgary, 1945-1983.

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