Canal du Nord

One of the Regiment’s battle honours that is not emblazoned on the Guidon is “Canal du Nord.” Running from 27 September to 1 October, 1918, this battle opened the way for the Allied Armies into Cambrai. The German High Command had ordered the 17thand 2ndArmies to withdraw to more defensible ground in early September, losing the salient that had been established in earlier fighting. The … Continue reading Canal du Nord

Capt G.D. Black, DSO, MC

The role of the Queen’s York Rangers in the Second World War was limited to its necessary though dull duties on the home front, and the individual exploits of the many men who were trained by the Regiment and who joined other units overseas.  One of these individuals, who served with great distinction, is Captain Graeme Delamere Black.  Black was born on the 9thof May, 1911 … Continue reading Capt G.D. Black, DSO, MC

Lt W.L. Algie, VC

Wallace Lloyd Algie was born on 10 June 1891 at Alton in Ontario, Canada, the son of James and Rachel Algie. His father was a medical doctor whose practice covered Peel County, near Toronto. The family later moved to Toronto itself. Algie was educated at Alton Public School and when his schooling was completed, he worked in banking before entering the Royal Military College of Canada. After graduating as a lieutenant, he … Continue reading Lt W.L. Algie, VC

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 … Continue reading Regimental Guidon