Shoulder patch - 3rd Infantry brigade - 1st Canadian Division

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Troops of the Gordon Highlanders resting outside Tilloy-les-Mofflaines on their way to the front in May 1917.

This page describes one of the 21 battle honours won by the 15th Battalion CEF. This theatre battle honour is divided into two parts: this one and Scarpe 1918.

During the spring of 1917, as part of the 2nd Battle of Arras, the British Army fought the Battle of the Scarpe which was divided into two phases. During the first phase the 1st Battle of the Scarpe was fought and the 15th Bn earned the battle honour Vimy. During phase two the unit earned the battle honour Arleux.

Scarpe 1917. Map from Nicholson, Official History of the Canadian Army Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919


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