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Prince Philip attends Battle of York anniversary commemoration

April 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM

TORONTO, April 28 (UPI) -- British Prince Philip visited Toronto to honor the Royal Canadian Regiment on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of York in the War of 1812.

Philip presented the regiment with a new regimental flag Saturday to commemorate the historic battle, the Toronto Star reported. He then viewed a number of army skills demonstrations.

Later in the day, there were re-enactments of life at the time of the battle and of military maneuvers.

The Battle of York -- part of the War of 1812 the United States and the British Empire -- was fought April 27, 1813, in what is now Toronto. The battle was won by American forces.

Rick Peterson, who attended the re-enactments in full military dress, said: "We are helping bring history alive. We are making it real to Canadians."

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