EN MÉMOIRE DE NOTRE FILS BIEN-AIMÉ, LE CAPORAL DANIEL GUNTHER

Royal 22e Régiment

Armorial Description

A beaver standing on a log with the inscription JE ME SOUVIENS; superimposed on the side of the beaver a red ring with the inscription REGIMENT CANADIEN FRANCAIS; within the ring a shield bearing the old coat of arms of the province of Quebec. Superimposed on the ring below the shield the Arabic numerals 22; the whole surmounted by the Royal crown.

Motto : Je me souviens (I remember)

Short title : R22ER

Order of Precedence : 3

Origin

At the outbreak of the First World War it was decided that the French-speaking population of Canada should have a representative line unit. The regiment was organized on 20 October 1914 as the 22nd (French-Canadian) Battalion for service with the CEF, and was disbanded on 19 May 1919. On 1 April 1920 the battalion was reorganized as the 22nd Regiment in the Permanent Active Militia. It was redesignated Royal 22nd Regiment on 1 June 1921 and Royal 22e Régiment on 15 June 1928.

Victoria Cross Winners

Cpl Joeseph Kaeble, MM, Neuville-Vitasse, France, 8 June1918 (Posthumous)

Lt Jean Brillant, Méharicourt (near Amiens), France, 8-9 August1918 (Posthumous)

A/Maj Paul Triquet, Casa Berardi, Italy, 14 December 1943

Battle Honours (43)

First World War

MONT SORREL; Côte 70; SOMME, 1916, 1918; YPRES, 1917; FLERS-COURCELETTE; PASSCHENDAELE; Thiepval; AMIENS; Les Hauteurs d'Ancre; Ligne Hindenburg; ARRAS, 1917, 1918; Canal du Nord; VIMY, 1917; CAMBRAI, 1918; Arleux; Poursuite à Mons; Scarpe, 1917, 1918; FRANCE ET FLANDRES, 1915-18

Second World War

Débarquement en Sicile; Vallée de la Liri; Valguarnera; LIGNE HITLER; Adrano; LIGNE GOTHIQUE; CATENANUOVA; Borgo Santa Maria; SICILE 1943; TRAVERSÉE DE LA LAMONE; Débarquement à Reggio; Ligne Rimini; Potenza; San Martino-San Lorenzo; Le Sangro; SAN FORTUNATO; CASA BERARDI; Cesena; Torre Mucchio; ITALIE, 1943-45; Cassino II; APELDOORN; Ligne Gustav; NORD-OUEST DE L'EUROPE 1945

Korea, 1951-1953

Authorized Marches

Quick March : Vive la Canadienne (Now Playing)

Slow March : Marche lente du Royal 22e Régiment

Alliances

Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Caenarvon, Wales

5e régiment d'infanterie, Beynes, France