The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.
On 14 Sep 1866, the 34th Ontario Battalion of Infantry was formed. Its members participated in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, the South African War and the First World War Inthe 1930’s the Regiment became a tank battalion. It was mobilised for Second World War and it earned battle honours in Italy and Northwestern Europe. Post World War II it has been deployed in various missions including Peace Keeping Missions and operations in Afghanistan. It ranks among the oldest continuously serving reserve (Militia) regiments and is one of the Senior Armoured Regiments of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (RCAC).
The Badge of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features
- Cat in Fierce Fighting pose.
- Nine Maple leaves reflect the nine provinces which contributed soldiers to the First World War Battalions.
- The three-quarters of a disc at the base of batch reflects the old militia number “34”.
- “FIDELIS ET PARATUS” meaning Faithful and ready is the motto of the Regiment.
Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Ontario Regiment of Canada (RCAC).