Battle Honours of the Canadian Army

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

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
Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October) Ypres, 191522 April – 25 May 1915

Perpetuates the 43rd, 174th and 179th Battalions, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919.

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43rd Bn C.E.F. - "Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Flers-Courcelette, 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 1916-18"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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174th  Bn C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1917"
(G.O. 110 of 1929) 

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179th Bn C.E.F.
"The Great War, 1916"
(G.O. 110 of 1929)

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Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada - "Ypres, 1915, '17, Festubert, 1915, Mount Sorrel, Somme, 1916, Flers-Courcelette, Ancre Heights, Arras, 1917, '17, Vimy, 1917, Hill 70, Passchendaele, Amiens, Scarpe, 1918, Drocourt-Queant, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Cambrai, 1918, Pursuit to Mons, FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18"
(G.O. 110 of 1929.

 

 Summer Operations, 1915. (March-October) Festubert, 1915 15-25 May 1915
Local Operations, 1916. (Previous to the Allied Offensive) Mount Sorrel2-13 June 1916
Operations on the Somme. (1 July – 18 November, 1916) Somme, 19161 July – 18 November 1916
Flers-Courcelette 15-22 September 1916
Ancre Heights1 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, 191731 July – 10 Nov. 1917
Passchendaele12 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, 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 Nord27 September – 2 October 1918
Cambrai, 1918 8-9 October 1918
Picardy (17 October – 11 November). Pursuit to Mons 11 November 1918
FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18 FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 1915-18 
Second World War
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1940-42 Dieppe 19 August 1942

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The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Motor)- "Dieppe, BOURGUEBUS RIDGE, St Andre-sur-Orne, Verrieres Ridge - Tilly-la-Campagne, FALAISE, Falaise Road, The Laison, Foret de la Londe, Dunkirk, 1944, THE SCHELDT, Woensdrecht, South Beveland, THE RHINELAND, The Hochwald, Xanten, THE RHINE, Groningen, Oldenburg, NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1942, 1944-45"
(Cdn Army Orders, Issue No. 559, 2 September 1957)

  NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1942  
BOURGEBUS RIDGE BOURGUEBUS RIDGE 18-23 Jul 44
St Andre-sur-Orne19-23 Jul 44
  Verrieres Ridge – Tilly-la-Campagne 25 Jul 44
FALAISE FALAISE7-22 Aug 44
Falaise Road 7-9 Aug 44
The Laison 14-17 Aug 44
  Foret de la Londe27-29 Aug 44
  Dunkirk, 19448-15 Sep 44
THE SCHELDT THE SCHELDT 1 Oct – 8 Nov 44
Woensdrecht1-27 Oct 44
South Beveland 24-31 Oct 44
THE RHINELAND THE RHINELAND8 Feb - 10 Mar 45
The Hochwald26 Feb – 4 Mar 45
Xanten 8-9 Mar 45
THE RHINE THE RHINE 23 Mar – 1 Apr 45
  Groningen 13-16 Apr 45
  Oldenburg 27 Apr – 5 May 45
NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 NORTH-WEST EUROPE 1944-45 6 Jun 44 – 5 May 45
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