The Royal Newfoundland Regiment has received battle honours for its role during the Battle of Detroit 200 years ago.
Battle honours are given to provide public recognition and record a unit's participation in a battle.
Today, Detroit honours were awarded to the Newfoundland unit and six other Canadian regiments during a ceremony at Canadian Forces Station St. John's this afternoon.
The honour was created by the United Kingdom after the battle of Detroit during the War of 1812. It is considered a pivotal event in that war.
Until now, Detroit battle honours had only been bestowed upon a British regiment.
Earlier this year, it was recommended a number of Canadian regiments with units that fought at Detroit be permitted to carry the battle honour.
The federal government agreed, and the honours were announced today.
The Royal Newfoundland Regiment was awarded the honour to commemorate the service of the Royal Newfoundland Fencible Infantry at Detroit.
The six other regiments receiving the battle honour are all based in Ontario.
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