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Encyclopedia > The Governor General's Horse Guards
The Governor General's Horse Guards

Cap Badge of the Governor General's Horse Guards
Active 1810-Present
Country Canada
Branch Land Force Command
Type Household Cavalry
Role Armoured Reconnaissance / Ceremonial
Size One Regiment, including units for Cavalry, Band, Cadets
Part of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps
Garrison/HQ Toronto
Nickname Gugga Huggas
Motto Nulli Secundus
(Latin: Second to None)
Honi soit qui mal y pense
(Norman: Shame to him who thinks evil of it)
March March - Men of Harlech
Trot - Keel Row
Commanders
Current
commander
LCol JB Claggett, CD
Colonel-in-Chief HM The Queen
Colonel of
the Regiment
HE The Governor General of Canada
Insignia
Tactical Recognition Flash

The Governor General's Horse Guards is an armoured militia (i.e. part-time reserve) unit of the Canadian Army, part of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group. It is the most senior reserve regiment in Canada, and the only mounted regiment of Canada's three Household units. Known affectionately as the "Gugga Huggas", it is based in Toronto and is one of Canada's most ethnically diverse regiments. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LFC) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Forces. ... Dismounted Blues and Royals (left) and Life Guards (right) preparing to line the route of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle Household Cavalry is used across the Commonwealth to describe the cavalry of the Household Divisions, a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings or those military groupings... Soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback in combat are commonly known as cavalry (from French cavalerie). ... Military Band marching A military band is a group of soldiers assigned to musical duties. ... Royal Canadian Army Cadets Badge The Royal Canadian Army Cadets (RCAC) is a Canadian national youth program sponsored by the Canadian Forces and the civilian Army Cadet League of Canada. ... The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC) is the armoured branch of service of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command (Canadian Army), including regular force and militia regiments. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Anglo-Norman language is the name given to the variety of Norman spoken by the Anglo-Normans, the descendants of the Normans who ruled England following the conquest by William of Normandy in 1066. ... Men of Harlech is a song and military march describing events at the battle for Harlech Castle in 1408, which pitted the forces of Owain Glyndŵr against the future Henry V of England. ... This is a table of the ranks and insignia of the Canadian Armed Forces. ... The Canadian Forces Decoration is a Canadian award given to officers and members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of military service. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the representative of the Canadian Monarch. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that Mechanized warfare be merged into this article or section. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker Militia is the activity of one or more citizens organized to provide defense or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... Canadian Forces Land Force Command (LF) is responsible for army operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. ... Land Force Central Area (LFCA) is responsible for all Canadian army operations and administration in the province of Ontario, from the Quebec border to the northern Lakehead region. ... Household Division is term used principally in the Commonwealth of Nations to describe a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings, or those military groupings that provide functions associated directly with the Sovereign. ...

Contents

Battle honours

The Battle of Batoche begins The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a brief and unsuccessful attempt by the Métis people of Saskatchewan to bring to the attention of the Dominion of Canada their concerns for the survival of their people. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nikolay II Aleksey Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Robert Nivelle Herbert H. Asquith D. Lloyd George Sir Douglas Haig Sir John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna... Mountsorrel is a village in Leicestershire on the River Soar just south of Loughborough. ... Combatants British Empire Australia Canada New Zealand Newfoundland South Africa United Kingdom France German Empire Commanders Douglas Haig Joseph Joffre Max von Gallwitz Fritz von Below Strength 13 British & 11 French divisions (initial) 51 British and 48 French divisions (final) 10. ... The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which began on 15 September 1916 and lasted for one week, was the third and last of the large-scale offensives mounted by the British Army during the Battle of the Somme. ... The Battle of the Ancre Heights was a prolonged battle of attrition in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. ... The Battle of Arras took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917. ... Combatants Canada United Kingdom German Empire Austria-Hungary Commanders Arthur Currie Julian Byng Ludwig von Falkenhausen Strength 30,000 Unknown Casualties 3,598 dead, 7,104 wounded 20,000 dead, 4,000 captured The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known... The Battle of Hill 70 took place took place near the French city of Lens on 15 August and 16 August 1917 and was fought between the Canadian Corps under the command of Gen. ... Combatants British Empire Australia Canada New Zealand United Kingdom France German Empire Commanders Douglas Haig Hubert Gough Herbert Plumer Arthur Currie Max von Gallwitz Erich Ludendorff Strength Unknown Unknown Casualties 448,000 killed and wounded 260,000 killed and wounded The 1917 Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third... Combatants United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia Germany Commanders Henry Rawlinson Georg von der Marwitz Strength 4 Aus. ... Combatants United Kingdom, France, Australia, United States Germany Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georg von der Marwitz Strength 4 British armies 1 French army American Expeditionary Force Defensive forces and gun emplacements of the Hindenburg Line The Battle of the Hindenburg Line, which began September 18, 1918, was a key turning point... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...

Lineage

  • Button's Troop - 1810
  • Denison's Troop - 1822
  • Governor General's Body Guard - 1866
  • The Mississauga Horse - 1901
  • The Governor General's Horse Guards - 1936 (formed by amalgamation of the Governor General's Body Guard and the Mississauga Horse)

The Governor Generals Body Guard was a Canadian Army, Militia, Cavalry regiment. ... The Mississauga Horse was a Canadian Army militia cavalry regiment. ...

Affiliated Regiment

The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) is an armoured regiment of the Canadian Army. ...

Alliances

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Blues and Royals are a British Army armoured regiment and are part of the Household Cavalry. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... {{Infobox Military Unit |unit_name=1st The Queens Dragoon Guards |image= |caption=1st The Queens Dragoon Guards Cap Badge |dates=[[January 1] 1959- |country=United Kingdom |branch=Army |type=Line Cavalry |command_structure=Royal Armoured Corps |role=Formation Reconnaissance |size= One regiment |current_commander= |garrison= Osnabruck, Germany |ceremonial_chief=HRH The Prince...

Perpetuating

  • Governor General's Body Guards
  • 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (CEF)
  • 7th Canadian Mounted Rifles (CEF)
  • 216th Battalion (CEF)
  • Mississauga Horse

Notable members

  • HNR Jackman, Honorary Colonel
  • TW Holmes, Victoria Cross honorand
  • AAM Maharaj Cavalier
  • S Rose Trooper
  • D Hester Bugler

Henry Newton Rowell Hal Jackman, OC , O.Ont , BA , LL.D (born June 10, 1932, Toronto, Ontario), served as the 25th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1991 to 1997. ... Thomas William Holmes (October 14, 1898 - January 4, 1950) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...

See also

Household Division is term used principally in the Commonwealth of Nations to describe a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings, or those military groupings that provide functions associated directly with the Sovereign. ... Dismounted Blues and Royals (left) and Life Guards (right) preparing to line the route of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle Household Cavalry is used across the Commonwealth to describe the cavalry of the Household Divisions, a country’s most elite or historically senior military groupings or those military groupings... The Governor Generals Foot Guards is one of three Household regiments in the Canadian Army reserve forces, along with The Governor Generals Horse Guards and the Canadian Grenadier Guards. ... Categories: Stub | Canadian regiments | Guards Regiments ...

External links

References

  • The Governor General's Horse Guards - Second to None, John Marteinson & Scott Duncan, 2002, Robin Brass Studio Books, ISBN 1-896941-28-1
  • Historical Record of the Governor General's Body Guard and its Standing Orders, Frederick Denison, 1876, Hunter, Rose, & Co

Order of precedence

Preceded by:
12e Régiment blindé du Canada
(see note below)
The Governor General's
Horse Guards
Succeeded by:
8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)

Note: The 12e Régiment blindé du Canada is last in precedence of Regular Force armoured regiments, and the Governor General's Horse Guards is first in precedence of the Reserve armoured regiments. The 12e R giment blind du Canada is an armoured regiment based in CFB Valcartier, on the outskirts of Quebec City. ... 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louises) is an army reserve armoured regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. ...


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