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Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Canadian Grenadier Guards

Highlighted Battle Honours are approved for emblazonment on the Regimental Colour. 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.

Châteauguay

26 Oct 1813

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

2nd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
1st Militia Light Infantry Battalion

Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada

 

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

1st Militia Light Infantry Battalion
2nd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia

South African War South Africa 1899-1900

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The Regiment contributed volunteers to the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.
(G.O. 60 of 1933)

First World War
Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October) Ypres, 1915 22 April – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 87th and 245th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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87th 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, Sambre, France and Flanders, 1916-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

  VC won by Pte J.F. Young on 2 September 1918.

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245th Bn, C.E.F. -
"The Great War, 1917"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

The Canadian Grenadier Guards - "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, Sambre, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

Festubert, 1915 15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive) Mount Sorrel 2-13 June 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916) Somme, 1916 1 July – 18 November 1916
Ancre Heights 1 October – 11 November 1916
Ancre, 1916 13-18 November 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 April – 15 May, 1917 Arras, 1917 9 April – 4 May 1917
Vimy, 1917 9-14 April 1917
Hill 70 15-25 August 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 June – 10 November, 1917) Ypres, 1917 31 July – 10 Nov. 1917
Passchendaele 12 October 1917 and/or 26 October – 10 November 1917
The Advance in Picardy (8 August – 3 September, 1918) Amiens 8-11 August 1918
The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (26 August – 12 October, 1918) Arras, 1918 26 August – 3 September 1918
Scarpe, 1918 26-30 August 1918
Drocourt-Queant Line 2-3 September 1918
Hindenburg Line, Battles of 12 September – 9 October 1918
Canal du Nord 27 September – 2 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November) Valenciennes 1-2 November 1918
Sambre 4 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
Second World War
FALAISE FALAISE 7-22 Aug 44

 

The Canadian Grenadier Guards (6th Battalion, The Canadian Guards) - "FALAISE, Falaise Road, The Laison, Chambois, The Lower Maas, THE RHINELAND, The Hochwald, Veen, Twente Canal, Bad Zwischenahn, NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45" 
(Cdn Army Orders Issue No. 539, 15 Apr 57)

The Canadian Grenadier Guards (6th Battalion, The Canadian Guards) -
"The Scheldt" 
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 611, 1 September 1958)

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
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

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 Canadian Grenadier Guards 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:

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