Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment

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 DateRemarks
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.

Niagara

19 Dec 1813 to Sept 1814

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

Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada

Defence of Canada – 1812-1815 – Défense de Canada

 

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

Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada

South African War

South Africa 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
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive) Mount Sorrel 2-13 June 1916

Perpetuates the 21st, 59th and 253rd Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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21st Bn, C.E.F.- "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, '18, Flers-Courcelette, Thiepval, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '18, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, France and Flanders, 1915-18"
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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59th  Bn, C.E.F.-
"The Great War, 1916" 
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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253rd Bn, C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917" 
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916) Somme, 19161 July – 18 November 1916
Flers-Courcelette15-22 September 1916
Thiepval Ridge 26-29 September 1916
Ancre Heights 1 October – 11 November 1916
The Arras Offensive (9 April – 15 May, 1917 Arras, 19179 April – 4 May 1917
Vimy, 19179-14 April 1917
Hill 70 15-25 August 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 June – 10 November, 1917) Ypres, 1917 31 July – 10 Nov. 1917
Passchendaele12 October 1917 and/or 26 October – 10 November 1917
The Offensive in Picardy (21 March – 5 April, 1918) Somme, 191821 March – 5 April 1918
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, 191826 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
Cambrai, 19188-9 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November). Pursuit to Mons11 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18
South-West Asia
South-West Asia Afghanistan 

Announced 9 May 2014

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Second World War Honorary Distinction

Second World War Honorary Distinction  - The badge of the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders with the year dates 1944-1945, approved for emblazonment on the Regimental Colour.

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 Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment 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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Battle Honours of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
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Infantry Corps Units:
in Order of Precedence

  1. The RCR
  2. PPCLI
  3. R22eR
  4. GGFG
  5. CGG
  6. QOR
  7. Black Watch
  8. Volt de Q
  9. R Regt C
  10. RHLI
  11. PWOR
  12. H&PER
  13. Linc&Well
  14. 4RCR
  15. RHFC
  16. G&SF
  17. Lorne Scots
  18. Brock R
  19. SD&G Highrs
  20. F du St-L
  21. R de Chaud
  22. 4 R22eR
  23. 6 R22eR
  24. FMR
  25. PLF
  26. RNBR
  27. WNSR
  28. NSR
  29. NSH
  30. CBH
  31. R de Mais
  32. CH of O
  33. RWR
  34. E&K Scot
  35. 48 H
  36. R de Sag
  37. Alq R
  38. A&S Highrs
  39. LSSR
  40. NSR
  41. RRR
  42. RMR
  43. LER
  44. QOC Highrs
  45. R West R
  46. Calg Highrs
  47. Fus de Sher
  48. Seaforths
  49. C Scot R
  50. RMR
  51. Irish Regt
  52. Tor Scot
  53. R Nfld R