Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.

Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title3rd Canadian Infantry Division

7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

D-DAY Regiment

Motto: HOSTI ACIE NOMINATI (Named by the enemy)

Headquarters Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles mobilized 'The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated the '1st Battalion, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, CASF' on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Great Britain on 28 August 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy, France as part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 January 1946. Source: Canada.ca