Defence of Canada - 1812-1815

War of 1812


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A theatre-level battle honour awarded to historical units that saw active service during the War of 1812 and directly to certain current units in commemoration of historical British Army units that also saw active service during the war.Footnote 1


This Government of Canada battle honour for the War of 1812 was proposed in view of the commemoration of the bicentennial of the war and the service of the historical units raised in the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland for the war. This honour commemorates those historical units that participated in a successful engagement during their period of active service.Footnote 2

Awarded to:

Currently serving unitsFootnote 3

Disbanded units

  • Captain Fraser’s Troop of Provincial Light Dragoons
  • 1st Regiment of Grenville Militia (1812-15)
  • 2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia (1812-15)
  • Niagara Provincial Light Dragoons (Niagara Frontier Guides)
  • 3rd Battalion, Select Embodied Militia
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