Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title3rd Canadian Infantry DivisionCap-badge Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

D-DAY Regiment

Motto: IN PACE PARATUS (In peace prepared)

Headquarters Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The regiment mobilized 'The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated the '1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, CASF' on 7 November 1940. The unit, which served in Newfoundland from 10 August to 15 December 1940, embarked for Britain on 19 July 1941. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, the regiment landed in Normandy, France as part of the 8th 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 30 November 1945. Source: Canada.ca