Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The West Nova Scotia 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
First World War
The Arras Offensive (9 April – 15 May, 1917 Arras, 19179 April – 4 May 1917

Perpetuates the 112th and 219th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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112th Bn, C.E.F
"The Great War, 1916-17" 
(G.O. No. 110 of 1929)

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219th Bn, C.E.F
"The Great War, 1916-17" 
(G.O. No. 123 of 1929)

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The Annapolis Regiment (predecessor to the WNSR) - "Arras, 1917, '18, Hill 70, Ypres, 1917, Amiens, Hindenburg Line, Pursuit to Mons"
(G.O. 71 of 1930)

 

Hill 7015-25 August 1917
The Flanders Offensive (7 June – 10 November, 1917) Ypres, 1917 31 July – 10 Nov 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, 191826 August – 3 September 1918
Hindenburg Line, Battles of the 12 September – 9 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November). Pursuit to Mons11 November 1918
Second World War
LANDING IN SICILY LANDING IN SICILY 9-12 Jul 43

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The West Nova Scotia Regiment

  Valguarnera 17-19 Jul 43
ADRANO ADRANO 29 Jul – 7 Aug 43
Catenanuovo 29-30 Jul 43
Centuripe 31 Jul - 3 Aug 43
SICILY 1943 SICILY 1943 9 Jul 43 – 17 Aug 43
  Landing at Reggio 3 Sep 43
  Potenza 19-20 Sep 43
  Gambatesa 7-8 Oct 43
THE SANGRO THE SANGRO 19 Nov 3 Dec 43
Castel di Sangro 23-24 Nov 43
  The Gully 10-19 Dec 43
CASSINO II CASSINO II 11-18 May 44
Gustav Line 11-18 May 44
LIRI VALLEY LIRI VALLEY 18-30 May 44
Hitler Line 18-24 May 44
Melfa Crossing 24-25 May 44
GOTHIC LINE GOTHIC LINE 25 Aug 22 Sep 44
RIMINI LINE RIMINI LINE 14-21 Sep 44
San Martino – San Lorenzo 14-18 Sep 44
  San Fortunato 18-20 Sep 44
  Savio Bridgehead 20-23 Sep 44
LAMONE CROSSING LAMONE CROSSING 2-13 Dec 44
ITALY 1943-45 ITALY 1943-45 3 Sep 43 – 22 Apr 45
  Apeldoorn 11-17 Apr 45
  NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1945  
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 West Nova Scotia 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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