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Quebec 1759, Martinique 1762, Havannah, Mysore, Hindoostan, Martinique 1794, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Waterloo, South Africa 1851-2-3, Delhi 1857, New Zealand, Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, South Africa 1900-02.

The Great War:

Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Ypres 1914 '17, Langemarck 1914 '17, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Aubers, Festubert 1915, Hooge 1915, Loos, Mount Sorrel, Somme 1916 '18, Albert 1916 '18, Bazentin, Delville Wood, Pozieres, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre 1916, Bapaume 1917 '18, Arras 1917, Vimy 1917, Scarpe 1917, Arleux, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai 1917 '18,  St. Quentin, Rosieres, Avre, Lys, Hazebrouck, Bethune, Hindenburg Line, Havrincourt, Canal du Nord, Selle, Valenciennes, France and Flanders 1914-18, Piave, Vittorio Veneto, Italy 1917-18, Doiran 1917 '18, Macedonia 1915-18, Kut al Amara 1915, Ctesiphon, Defence of Kut al Amara, Tigris 1916, Khan Baghdadi, Mesopotamia 1914-18.Archangel 1919

Second World War:

Defence of Escaut, Cassel, Ypres-Comines Canal, Normandy Landing, Pegasus Bridge, Caen, Esquay, Lower Mass, Ourthe, Rhineland, Reichswald, Rhine, Ibbenburen, North-West Europe 1940 '44-45, Enfidaville, North Africa 1943, Salerno, St. Lucia, Salerno Hills, Teano, Monte Camino, Garigliano Crossing, Damiano, Anzio, Coriano, Gemmano Ridge, Italy 1943-45, Arakan Beaches, Tamandu, Burma 1943-45.

Those in boldface were borne on the Colours, appointments, etc. Ten selected honours for each of the two world wars were borne on the King's/Queen's Colour. In 1958 the OBLI joined the Green Jackets Brigade (consisting of English rifle regiments), and was retitled 1st Green Jackets, 43rd and 52nd. In 1963 the regiment was constituted "henceforth" a rifle regiment, and ceased to carry colours in accordance with the custom for rifle regiments.

Thank you to Ken Hallock and
T.F. Mills
Land Forces of Britain, the Commonwealth and Empire:
for this information


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