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  Black Watch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The regiment was present at the second battle of Ticonderoga in 1759 and the surrender of Montreal in 1760.
During the American Revolutionary War, the regiment was involved in the defeat of George Washington in the Battle of Long Island and the later battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, the siege of Charleston, and the final Battle of Yorktown.
The regiment won honours after the Battle of the Hook during the Korean War in November 1952, and were subsequently involved in peacekeeping in various parts of the world, ironically the same activity for which the regiment was raised 250 years earlier.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)
The regiment's name comes from the extremely dark tartan that they wear; 'Black Watch' was originally just a nickname for the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot, but was used more and more so that, in 1881, when the 42nd amalgamated with the 73rd Foot, the new regiment was named 'The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)'.
The regiment was involved in the defeat of George Washington in the Battle of Long Island.
It was a matter of great pride to the 42nd Regiment that it was designated a "Royal" regiment in 1758 for its distinguished battle record, prior to the battle of Carillon (Ticonderoga) and at the time of the battle the Regiment had not received notice of the honor.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Black-Watch-%28Royal-Highland-Regiment%29   (1235 words)

 2nd Canadian Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Major General Guy Granville Simonds, CBE was born to a Major of the Royal Artillery in 1903, and upon graduation from Royal Military College elected to join the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
The CRA commanded the divisional artillery (three field regiments, an anti-tank regiment and an anti-aircraft regiment) and served as the GOC's artillery advisor in combat in Sicily and Italy.
At Green Beach to the west, The South Saskatchewan Regiment was landed on the wrong side of the Scie River forcing an assault on the bridge there as well as German emplacements on the hillside and in the town of Pourville.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Royal Regiment of Canada
The Royal Regiment of Canada is the 2nd largest reserve regiment of the Canadian Forces.
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada is the oldest Highland regiment in the Dominion, and was the first of the Dominion battalions to become allied with their Parent regiment in Scotland.
The Regiment was the only Canadian one to have three battalions at the front of this campaign, and all of them fought their way up the slopes of Vimy on the same day in 1917.
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 The Royal Regiment of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Royal Regiment of Canada is one of the largest Army Reserve regiments of the Canadian Forces.
The regiment was renamed in 1939 as The Royal Regiment of Canada.
The Royal Regiment of Canada is an active reserve unit in 32 Brigade and an integral part of the Canadian Forces.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Regiment_of_Canada   (586 words)

 Royal Highland Regiment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Sergeant Albert Thomson, of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, was...
The regiment, the ancestor of today's Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, was not yet a decade old but had already seen action repelling the...
The regiment's first full combat was the Battle of Fontenoy in Flanders in 1745, where they surprised the French with their ferocity.
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 Royal Canadian Artillery
In 1832, King William IV of England granted the Royal Regiment of Artillery the right to wear on their appointments the royal arms and supporters over a cannon with the motto, "Ubique Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt" (Everywhere Whither Right and Glory Lead).
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery units are distinguished by the presence of the Royal Cypher on their regimental flags.
The regular component of the Regiment was formed on 20 October 1871 when two batteries of garrison artillery, A and B Batteries, were authorized and located at Kingston and Quebec respectively.
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 Daily Report - August 19 - Veterans Affairs Canada
Bruce Carnall, of the Naval Officer's Association of Canada and Maurice Snook of the Essex Scottish exchange friendship pins with a young Dieppe boy.
Adrienne Hansen of the Canadian Cadet Corps passes a wreath to Carl Killeen of the Royal Regiment of Canada.
Carl Killeen of the Royal Regiment of Canada displays the emotions felt by many of the Canadian Dieppe veterans.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=feature/dieppe02/dreports02/diepperpt19   (1439 words)

 Royal Regiment of Canada Band
Toronto-based volunteer militia band attached to the Royal Regiment of Canada (founded in 1862 as the 10th Battalion Volunteer Militia).
In 1967 as the official band for the Ontario centenary it played at celebrations in Queen's Park, toured Ontario, and commissioned The Royal Regiment Ceremonial by John Cook.
In 1990 the band played at Roy Thomson Hall in a salute to the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and participated in a dual recording of official marches for the armed forces for the same Institute.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003053   (404 words)

 Charles.y2u.co.uk - Charles, Prince of Wales
The Prince of Wales is a Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy, a Lieutenant-General in the British Army and an Air Marshal in the Royal Air Force.
The Prince was the first member of the royal family to marry in a civil ceremony in England.
The civil ceremony was attended by all the senior royals apart from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
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 The History of the Royal Irish Regiment of Artillery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Royal Irish Artillery’s involvement in the American War for Independence, although brief, was a part of the largest Artillery campaign to-date in North America.
As soon as the drafts boarded the Royal George, they began to be paid as Artillerists of the British Royal Artillery instead of the Royal Irish Artillery.
They were commended by their superiors, and fought their guns to the nearly the very last man. In such a fire storm as at the Battle of Freeman's Farm, an undisciplined unit would not have stood and fired their guns until the last.
www.royalirish.com /hist_paper.html   (3754 words)

 8th (or King's) Regiment in the Canadas War of 1812
he King's Regiment in the Canadas is a group of historic reenactors headquartered in the Toronto, Ontario area who are dedicated to accurately recreating the 8th or King's Regiment of Foot as it appeared during the War of 1812.
During this battle, which ended in a stalemate, the regiment was in the thick of the fighting, emptying their cartridge pouches, retaking positions with the bayonet, and struggling inch-by-inch in hand-to-hand combat.
The King's Regiment, being one of the old corps, was permitted to wear the badge of the running horse of Hanover which was displayed prominently on the regiment's shako and belt plates.
www3.sympatico.ca /dis.general/8thregt.htm   (847 words)

 Units - 20 FD Regt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The regiment was disbanded on 14 November 1945.
By January 1943 all the regiment’s guns were 6-pdrs and in August 1943, the 96th and 14th Batteries went SP with the new M10’s.
On 17 October 1961, ‘20th Medium Artillery Regiment, RCA’ was authorized through the reorganization of the 96th Independent Medium Artillery Battery, RCA into the ‘20th Medium Artillery Regiment, RCA’ and its 95th and 96th Medium Batteries.
www.artillery.net /english/units20fdregt.htm   (887 words)

 Lord Strathcona's Horse(Royal Canadians) Regiment - History
The prairies of Western Canada in the late 1890's were considered by many to be a part of the Wild West frontier.
His Regiment was recruited largely from cowboys and frontiersmen of Western Canada and members of the North West Mounted Police (N.W.M.P.).
Employed as scouts because of their background as frontiersmen and cowboys, the Regiment was involved in numerous skirmishes and bloody battles against the Boer mounted riflemen.
www.army.dnd.ca /STRATHCONAS/HISTORY.HTM   (891 words)

 The Royal Regiment of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Regiment evolved from the 10th Royal Grenadiers and thus inherits British traditions.
The Regiment was authorized to wear the distinctive scarlet uniform of the "Guards" on all ceremonial occasions by decree of Queen Victoria.
Its members have served in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cambodia, Croatia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, the Golan Heights, Haiti, Namibia, and Sierra Leone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Royal_Regiment_of_Canada   (586 words)

 Royal Heritage Trust
At the highest level, the Command-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Canada is vested in Her Majesty The Queen, as declared by the Constitution Act 1867, as it had been vested in all her predecessors.
The late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was Colonel-in-Chief of the Toronto Scottish Regiment from 1937 until her death in 2002 – 65 years.
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) [Hamilton, Ontario]
www.crht.ca /DiscoverMonarchyFiles/ArmedForces.html   (1495 words)

 Cap Badges - World War Two - Infantry Corps
Officers in some regiments wore the same badge as the men, though in many the pattern was similar but the badge was chromed or even purchased in sterling silver (some of which were polished, some were left oxidize and darken).
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) (M.G.)
The Regiment had been advised in 1925 that the buckle was not appropriate for inclusion in their cap badge and was ordered to remove it.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /capbadges3.htm   (1737 words)

The rest of the troops, together with three platoons of reinforcements from the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, were pinned on the beach by mortar and machine-gun fire, and were later forced to surrender.
The Royal Air Force lost 106 aircraft which was to be the highest single-day total of the war.
Standing in the centre of the Square du Canada (Canada Square), the Dieppe-Canada Monument is a testimony to the long and warm association between Canadians and Normans which has existed since Samuel de Champlain sailed to found New France.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/oxford/285/dieppe3.htm   (2094 words)

 2736 Royal Regiment Of Canada Cadet Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The Royal Regiment of Canada was formed in 1939 (formerly The Toronto Regiment, formerly The 10th Royal Grenadiers) and is located at historic Fort York Armoury in Toronto, Ontario.
It has represented Canada in peacekeeping missions around the world and in relief effort within Canada.
Sorrel Company of the Royal Regiment of Canada is the regiment's cadet corps.
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 The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
In 1937 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
During his period of command, the Canadian Army was expanded and two existing Infantry Battalions, the 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.
Colonel Bourne succeeded Colonel J.W. Knox, MBE, ED as Colonel of the Regiment in 1968, but unfortunately in 1970 he had to preside over the disbanding of the two regular Battalions as the Canadian Army was once again going through a period of re-organization.
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 Royal 22nd Regiment: Canada's Fighting 'Van Doos' - Conflict and War - CBC Archives
As soldiers and peacekeepers, the Royal 22nd Regiment — the famed "Van Doos" — have been among Canada's vanguard in both World Wars, and in hotspots that include Korea, Cyprus, Congo, Bosnia and East Timor.
In the besieged city of Srebrenica, Royal 22nd peacekeepers have the difficult job of both disarming and defending Muslim refugees.
All soldiers think their unit is the best, but members of the Royal 22nd feel they have something to prove.
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 ipedia.com: Charles, Prince of Wales Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor (born November 14, 1948), of the Royal House of Windsor, is the son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
All of Europe's crowned heads (except for Juan Carlos of Spain, who was advised not to attend because the honeymoon would involve a stop-over in the disputed territory of Gibraltar) attended.
Following the death in 1953 of Queen Mary, widow of King George V, its last royal resident, it was given by Queen Elizabeth II for use by the Commonwealth Secretariat.
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 Q&R Colours, an overview of the history
The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) is the oldest Line Regiment in the British Army and as such is the senior Infantry Regiment of the Line.
The first battle honour awarded to the Regiment was Tangier 1680, since when a further 148 have been gained in a history which has involved them in almost every campaign the British Army has fought; the last being the Gulf War 1991.
It is traditional that a Regiment's Battle Honours are embroidered on the Regimental Colours, but it is not physically possible to carry them all.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-flags/q-r-colours.htm   (545 words)

 Royal Ontario Museum | About the ROM | News | ROM Friday Nights Something Different. Every Friday! FREE
This Friday listen to music from members of The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada called the The Royals, the oldest permanently organized band in the Canadian Forces … or explore the galleries and special exhibits...
The Royal Regiment of Canada evolved from the 10th Royal Grenadiers and thus inherits British traditions.
The Royal Regiment of Canada is an active reserve unit and an integral part of the Canadian Forces.
www.rom.on.ca /news/releases/public.php?mediakey=zpa1sv990g   (234 words)

 Trafford Publishing: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times: A Story of World War II
Survival is Jamie's dream on the battlefields, from the hedgerows of Normandy to the dyke lands of Holland, his unit always pressing into the most dangerous places and too often, Jamie the point man. Discomfort was a way of life - being dirty, hungry, wet, cold, exhausted and out of smokes.
He joined the militia as a boy in Lockenport, N.S., first with The West Nova Scotia Regiment and later with the 14th Field Regiment, R.C.A. After high school, Bill joined the Active Service and was with the Canadian Army University Course during basic training in Yarmouth and then a stint at Acadia university.
Overseas, he served with the Royal Regiment of Canada in Normandy and later with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.
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 Kenneth C. Andrews, CD - Veterans Affairs Canada
Born September 4, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Kenneth Andrews was the only child of Charles, a custodian with the Toronto library, and Agnes, a housewife.
He was a student at Danforth Technical School before the war and, in May 1941 joined the militia.
Andrews served with the Royal Regiment of Canada (militia) after the war, becoming a warrant officer (first class).
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /remembers/sub.cfm?source=feature/normandy/norm_bios/andrews   (297 words)

 A battalion is born - Royal 22nd Regiment: Canada's Fighting 'Van Doos' - CBC Archives
Frustrated that French Canada is not represented in the first contingent, 50 influential francophones lobby for the creation of a distinct French-Canadian battalion.
The original Vimy Ridge cross was given to the Royal 22nd Regiment in 1923 and now stands beside the chapel at La Citadelle in Quebec City, their regimental headquarters.
On April 1, 1920, it was reorganized as the 22nd Regiment in the Permanent Active Militia.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-71-579-2999/conflict_war/van_doos/clip1   (513 words)

 Cultures Canada
He served alongside the Royal Navy as a member of the Polish Flotilla, which was based in Great Britain.
Rideau said her father was active with the Polish Naval Association in his later years, helping to raise to money for the construction of the Polish Navy Museum, which will open this year in Gdynia.
As a frequent guest of the Royal Regiment of Canada, she said, Nalecz-Tyminski often gave speeches recounting his many years at sea.
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