Regimental Guidon

As a unit of the Armoured Corps, The Queen’s York Rangers possess a Regimental Guidon.  Graciously approved by HM The Queen, the design features the badge surrounded by its Battle Honours.  The Guidon was formally presented to the Regiment in 1984 on the occasion of the City of Toronto’s 150thanniversary.

The white rams on the guidon signify that although the Regiment is part of the Armoured Corps today, its heritage is as an infantry regiment, not a cavalry regiment (who have white horses on their guidons). The crescent moon badge is an ancient symbol of the Regiment, derived from the symbol of the goddess Diana the Huntress, and adopted by the Queen’s Rangers during the Revolutionary War.

Emblazoned on the Guidon are some (but not all) of the Regiment’s battle honours. Those shown on the guidon are listed in bold.

War of 1812

  • Defence of Canada – 1812–1815
  • Detroit
  • Queenston
  • Niagara

North West Rebellion

  • North West Canada, 1885

First World War

  • Ypres, 1915, ’17
  • Festubert, 1915
  • Mount Sorrel
  • Somme, 1916, ’18
  • Flers–Courcelette
  • Thiepval
  • Ancre Heights
  • Arras, 1917, ’18
  • Vimy, 1917
  • Hill 70
  • Pilchkem
  • Langemarck, 1917
  • Menin Road
  • Polygon Wood
  • Broodseinde
  • Poelcappelle
  • Passchendaele
  • St. Quentin
  • Amiens
  • Scarpe, 1918
  • Drocourt–Quéant
  • Hindenburg Line
  • Canal du Nord
  • Cambrai, 1918
  • Pursuit to Mons
  • France and Flanders, 1915–18[

South-West Asia

  • Afghanistan

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