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The Royal Newfoundland Regiment



Armorial Description

A caribou head, within a wreath of laurel leaves surmounted by the Crown; below, and supporting the wreath, a scroll inscribed ROYAL NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT, mounted on a claret background.


Official Abbreviation: R Nfld R

Motto (Unofficial): Better Than the Best


Battle Honours (16)

First World War

    GALLIPOLI, 1915-16
    Egypt, 1915-16
    YPRES, 1917,'18
    LANGEMARCK, 1917
    France and Flanders, 1916-18
    POELCAPELLE
    ALBERT (BEAUMONT HAMEL), 1916
    CAMBRAT, 1917
    Somme, 1916
    LYS
    LE TRANSLOY
    BAILLEUL
    Arras, 1917
    Kemmel
    Scarpe,1917
    COURTRAI
Colonel-in-Chief: Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, GCVO

Authorized Marches:
Quick March: The Banks of Newfoundland

Regimental Headquarters:
Box 2028
St john's, Newfoundland
A1C 6B5

Location of Sub Units:
1st Battalion
HQ, A Company, Band
St. john's, Nfld
2nd Battalion
HQ, B Company, Band
Grand Falls, Nfld
A Company
Corner Brook, Nfld
C Company
Stephenville, Nfld

Alliances:
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regirnent)
The Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Royal New South Wales Regiment
New South Wales, Australia


Order of Precedence: 48
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Today in Military History

December 10



1864:

U.S. Civil War: William Tecumseh Sherman reaches Savannah, Georgia, ending his "March to the Sea".


1898:

A treaty is signed in Paris that officially ends the Spanish-American War.


1939:

First Canadian Contingent sails from Halifax for England


1941:

Japanese forces land in the Philippines, capture Guam and sink the British ships HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse.


1943:

THE GULLY, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 19 Dec 43)


1945:

In Aurich, Germany, the trial of SS Brigadier Kurt Meyer on war crimes charges begins before a General Court Martial made up of front-line officers of the Canadian Army.


1949:

Chinese Civil War: The Red Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last KMT-held city on mainland China. Chiang Kai-shek leaves for Taiwan.




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