Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title


Canadian 2nd Infantry DivisionRoyal Regiment of Canada capbadge

4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division

Dieppe Raid Regiment

Motto: READY AYE READY and NEC ASPERA TERRENT (And difficulties do not daunt)

Headquarters Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The regiment mobilized the 'The Royal Regiment of Canada, CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939. It embarked for garrison duty in Iceland with "Z" Force on 10 June 1940, and on 31 October 1940 it was transferred to Great Britain. It was redesignated the '1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Canada, CASF' on 7 November 1940. The battalion took part in the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942. It landed again in France on 7 July 1944, as part of the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 31 December 1945. Source: Canada.ca