WW2 regimental nicknames

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WW2 regimental nicknames

Michael Peters
Michael Peters

June 17th, 2004, 6:36 pm #1

Would anyone have a complete list of WW2 era Canadian regimental nicknames or care to add to the thread to establish one. Some that I am aware of are listed below.


Hastings and Prince Edward = Hasty P's, Plough Jockeys
Stormont and Dundas Glengarry = Stone, Dust and Gravel boys
RHLI= Rileys
48th Highlanders= Glamour Boys
GGHG = Gods gift to hungry girls



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Grant R., Medicine Hat, Alberta
Grant R., Medicine Hat, Alberta

June 17th, 2004, 6:48 pm #2

Two I know offhand, from the 4th Division:
Lincoln & Welland - Links and Winks
Lake Superior - Lake Soups

(Not WWII, admittedly, but our local Regiment, the SALH, has been know since its inception in the 1950's as the Sally Horse...)
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Michael Dorosh
Michael Dorosh

June 17th, 2004, 6:55 pm #3

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve were apparently known to a few as the Mayonnaise Highlanders, according to one vet - they were brigaded with the Calgary Highlanders and the Royal Highlanders of Canada.

Like the Lake Soups, the "South Sasks" was a natural shortening of the fuller designation.

The PPCLI were, to members of the regiment, simply "Patricias" while the press called them "Princess Pats"

The Van Doos is of course a famous one also.



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Russ Benneweis
Russ Benneweis

June 17th, 2004, 7:23 pm #4

Regina Rifles - The Johns
4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards - The Plugs
SSR's - Shit, Shave and Run Boys
SDG's - The Glens
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Michael Peters
Michael Peters

June 17th, 2004, 7:28 pm #5

Two I know offhand, from the 4th Division:
Lincoln & Welland - Links and Winks
Lake Superior - Lake Soups

(Not WWII, admittedly, but our local Regiment, the SALH, has been know since its inception in the 1950's as the Sally Horse...)
Canadian Scottish= Canscots
Royal WInnipeg Rifles= Little Black devils
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Clifford S. Weirmeir
Clifford S. Weirmeir

June 17th, 2004, 7:44 pm #6

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve were apparently known to a few as the Mayonnaise Highlanders, according to one vet - they were brigaded with the Calgary Highlanders and the Royal Highlanders of Canada.

Like the Lake Soups, the "South Sasks" was a natural shortening of the fuller designation.

The PPCLI were, to members of the regiment, simply "Patricias" while the press called them "Princess Pats"

The Van Doos is of course a famous one also.


PPCLI=
Please
Protect
Canadas
Little
Indians

this is according to my father, who served in the RCAF
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Doug Townend
Doug Townend

June 17th, 2004, 10:18 pm #7

Would anyone have a complete list of WW2 era Canadian regimental nicknames or care to add to the thread to establish one. Some that I am aware of are listed below.


Hastings and Prince Edward = Hasty P's, Plough Jockeys
Stormont and Dundas Glengarry = Stone, Dust and Gravel boys
RHLI= Rileys
48th Highlanders= Glamour Boys
GGHG = Gods gift to hungry girls


CWAC = Cutest women across Canada.

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Michael Dorosh
Michael Dorosh

June 17th, 2004, 10:44 pm #8

I thought "Quack" was the more common nickname, however...
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Tim Lee
Tim Lee

June 17th, 2004, 11:00 pm #9

This one from the girlfriends Father (a former PPCLI Para).
RCR - Rocking Chair Rangers
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Doug Townend
Doug Townend

June 18th, 2004, 12:06 am #10

I thought "Quack" was the more common nickname, however...
Only from jerks and those who wanted to disparage the CWAC.

DT.
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