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1944: THE SCHELDT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 8 Nov 44), 1943: MOTTA MONTECORVINO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Oct 43), 1918: VC won by Sgt William Merrifield, MM, 4th Battalion, CEF, Abancourt, France, 1918: VC won by Lt Milton Fowler Gregg, The Royal Canadian Regiment, Near Cambrai, France, 1916: ANCRE HEIGHTS, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 11 Nov 1916), 1870: The Yukon field force reaches Dawson City
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1902: The first British submarine launched
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1951: KOWANG-SAN, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 12 Oct 51), 1944: MONTE CECO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 17 Oct 44), 1918: Battle of BEAUREVOIR LINE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 5 Oct 18), 1917: Sir Wilfred Laurier resigns
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1957: Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in space launched, 1942: Start of German "final offensive" against Soviet positions in Stalingrad
» 5 - Week 41
1921: 763 (Ottawa) Communication Regiment (originally 3 Divisional Signals), 1871: Fenian invasion force capture the Hudsons Bay Company at Pembina Manitoba., 1866: The Lanark and Renfew Scottish Regiment: Fac et Spera (Do and hope), 1866: The Brockville Rifles: Semper Paratus (Always ready), 1866: The Brockville Rifles: Semper Paratus (Always ready, 1813: Death of Tecumseh in Battle of the Thames
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1973: The Yom Kippur War begins, 1944: Operation Switchback
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1943: GAMBATESSA, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 7 Oct 43)
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1918: VC won by Capt Coulson Norman Mitchell, 4th Battalion, Canadian Engineers (1st Tunnelling Company), CEF, Canal de l'Escaut (near Cambrai), 1918: CAMBRAI, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 9 Oct 18), 1869: The West Nova Scotia Regiment: Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)
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1944: SAVOJAARDS PLAAT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 10 Oct 44), 1918: THE PURSUIT TO THE SELLE, 1917: POELCAPELLE, 1690: Quebec withstands Admiral William Phips' armada consisting of 2,300 men.
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1917: VC won by Lt-Col Philip Eric Brent, The Leicestershire Regiment (British Army), Polygon Wood, Belgium (posthumous)
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1943: CAMPABASSO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 14 Oct 43), 1918: VC won by Lt-Col Wallace Boyd Algie, 20th Battalion, CEF, North-East of Cambrai, France (posthumous)
» 12 - Week 42
1917: The first battle of PASSCHENDAELE, 1917: Sir Robert Borden forms Coalition Government, 1883: The British Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)
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1944: "Black Friday" the Black Watch is decimated at the Scheldt, 1812: General Sir Isaac Brock killed.
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1918: VC won by Pte Thomas Ricketts, 1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Ledeghem, Belgium
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1915: Irish Regiment of Canada: Fior Go Bas (Forever faithful)
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1914: Canadian troops arrive in England, 1891: 48th Highlanders of Canada: Dileas Gu Brath (Faithful forever)
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1950: SARIWON, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 18 Oct 50), 1943: BARANELLO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 18 Oct 43)
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1942: Hitler issues Commando Order: all British Commandos taken prisoner are to be executed
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1970: The RCR is fully deployed under the War Measures Act, 1944: MONTO SPADURO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 24 Oct 44), 1935: League of Nations votes for partial sanctions against Italy after invasion of Ethiopia
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1914: Royal 22e Regiment: Je Me Souviens (I remember), 1914: British losses to date: 57,000 including sick, 1871: Origin of the regular component of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery: Ubique (Everywhere), Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt (Where right and glory lead)
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1950: YONGYU, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 22 Oct 50), 1805: Battle of Trafalgar
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1944: VC won by Pte Ernest Alvia Smith, The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, Savio River, Italy
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1952: HILL 355, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 24 Oct 52)
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1951: The 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment is heavily attacked near Hill 355 (Little Gibraltar) in Korea, 1944: SOUTH BEVELAND, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 31 Oct 44), 1943: TORELLA, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 27 Oct 43), 1903: A Special General Order authorizes the formation of the Canadian Signaling Corps.
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1854: VC won by Lt Alexander Roberts Dunn, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars), (Brisish Army), Balaclave, The Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimean War, 1415: The Battle of Agincourt
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1917: VC won by Pte Thomas William Holmes, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: VC won by Lt Robert Shankland, DCM, 43rd Battalion, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: VC won by Capt Christopher Patrick John OKelly, 52nd Battalion, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: Second battle of PASSCHENDAELE, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 10 Nov 17), 1813: Battle of Chateauguay
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1944: Canadian troops liberated Bergen-op-Zoom, 1918: VC won by Maj William George Baker, Royal Air Force, Foret de Mormal, France, 1917: US infantry and artillery in action in France for the first time
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1940: The RCR are relieved from Costal Guard, Reigate, England, 1664: The Birth of the Royal Marine Corps, 1664: King Charles II sanctioned the formation of the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot - the first Regiment to be formed specifically for service afloat. The Regiment was raised mainly from the Trained Bands of the City of London.
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1942: The Canadian Intelligence Corps is authorized: Action From Knowledge
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1917: VC won by Sgt George Harry Mullin, MM, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: VC won by Pte Cecil John Kinross, 49th Battalion, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: VC won by Maj George Randolph Pearkes, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium, 1917: VC won by Lt Hugh MacKenzie, DCM, 7th Canadian Machine Gun Company, CEF, Passchendaele, Belgium (posthumous)
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1915: Steel helmets being introduced on the British front, 1871: 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton): Siol Na Fear Fearail (Breed of manly men)