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Encyclopedia > The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
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Cap Badge of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Active April 26 1860 - Present
Country Canada
Branch Infantry
Role Airborne Infantry
Size One battalion
Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Garrison/HQ Downtown Toronto, Scarborough.
Motto In Pace Paratus (In Peace Prepared)
March Quick: The Buffs / The Maple Leaf Forever
Double Past: Money Musk
Anniversaries 150th Anniversary on April 26, 2010
Commanders
Current
commander
LCol Delaney
Colonel in Chief HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada are a militia regiment within the Canadian Forces, based in Toronto, Ontario. The regiment is part of Land Force Central Area's 32 Canadian Brigade Group. It is the only Primary Reserve regiment in Canada to have a parachute role. The regiment consists of the Reserve Battalion, the Regimental Association[1] and The Regimental Band.[2] The official abbreviation is QOR of C, but they are often abbreviated simply as QOR. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs John Cannis, Jim Karygiannis, Derek Lee, John McKay, Dan McTeague, Tom Wappel  - MPPs Bas Balkissoon, Lorenzo Berardinetti... The Maple Leaf Forever was written by Alexander Muir (1830–1906) in 1867, the year of Canadas Confederation. ... HRH Princess Alexandra Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel Ogilvy, née Windsor), formerly Princess Alexandra of Kent, is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George V. She was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... The Canadian Forces (French: Forces canadiennes), abbreviated as CF (French: FC), are the unified armed forces of Canada. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Land Force Central Area (LFCA) is responsible for all operations and administration of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command in the province of Ontario, from the Quebec border to the northern Lakehead region. ... 32 Canadian Brigade Group is part of Land Forces Central Area of the Canadian Forces. ... // The CF reserve force comprises the Primary and Supplementary Reserves, the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Instructor Cadre and is represented, though not commanded, at the national level by the Chief of Reserves and Cadets (a Major General or Rear Admiral). ... Symbol of the Austrian 14th Armoured Battalion in NATO military graphic symbols A battalion is a military unit usually consisting of between two and six companies and typically commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. ...


The QOR parades out of Moss Park Armoury in downtown Toronto and Dalton Armoury in Scarborough every Wednesday night. The unit motto is "In Pace Paratus"- In Peace Prepared. The Moss Park Armoury Moss Park Armoury is a Canadian Forces facility located at 130 Queen Street East, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Dalton Armoury is a Canadian Forces army reserve facillity located at 37 Mid-Dominion Acres, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs John Cannis, Jim Karygiannis, Derek Lee, John McKay, Dan McTeague, Tom Wappel  - MPPs Bas Balkissoon, Lorenzo Berardinetti...

Contents

Regimental structure

The Reserve Battalion is made up of the following companies:

  • Battalion Headquarters
  • 60th Company
  • Buffs Company
  • Victoria Company (Combat Service Support)
  • Para Company

Role

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada are the only militia regiment in Canada that participates in parachuting exercises. The unit has qualified Parachute Instructors and jumpmasters. Members also take courses in helicopter operations, aerial delivery, and as LZ/DZ (landing zone/drop zone) controllers. Members of the QOR have also been sent on the arduous Patrol Pathfinder Course. Qualified personnel in jump positions are allowed the honour of wearing the maroon beret. Trained soldiers are addressed as Riflemen. British regiment A regiment is a military unit, consisting of a variable number of battalions - commanded by a colonel. ... A jumpmaster is a person who supervises the jumping of paratroopers or other parachutists from an airplane. ... One version of the patch worn on the uniforms of American pathfinders who served during World War II. During World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers selected within the Airborne units who were specially trained to operate navigation aids to guide the main airborne body to the... The maroon beret has been the international symbol of airborne forces since its selection for use by the British Parachute Regiment in 1942. ... Rifleman may refer to: A private infantry soldier whose primary weapon is a rifle. ...


The Queen's Own Rifles have had a long standing support role with the Canadian Parachute Centre, recently incorporated into the new Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre. Several reserve units have soldiers who have completed the Canadian Army's Basic Parachutist Course, but none can bring Parachute Instructors, Jumpmasters, parachute riggers, LZ/DZ controllers, and aerial delivery specialists together like the QOR. They also send many parachute instructors and jumpmasters to assist with parachuting courses. Most members of Para Company jump several times a year, as opposed to parachutists in other reserve units who do not have the option to jump with their units. The Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre is a Canadian Forces training facility located at CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario, Canada. ... A jumpmaster is a person who supervises the jumping of paratroopers or other parachutists from an airplane. ... A parachute rigger is a person who is licenced to pack, maintain or repair parachutes. ... A jumpmaster is a person who supervises the jumping of paratroopers or other parachutists from an airplane. ...


The Canadian Forces SkyHawks Parachute Demonstration Team has also had support from the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, with several members joining the elite demonstration team. The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team based at CFB Trenton. ...


The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada has sent volunteers on overseas tours to UNTAG (United Nations Transition Assistance Group) Namibia 1989 -1990 , Cambodia , Cyprus, Somalia for Operation Deliverance 1992-1993 members were attached to the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1 Cdo , 2 Cdo & 3 Commando, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. Motto None Anthem Intermeco Bosnia and Herzegovina() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Sarajevo Official languages Bosnian Croatian Serbian Government Parliamentary democracy  -  Presidency members Željko KomÅ¡ić1 NebojÅ¡a Radmanović2 Haris Silajdžić3  -  Chairman of the Council of Ministers Nikola Å pirić  -  High Representative 4 Independence... Kosovo (Albanian: Kosova or Kosovë, Serbian: , transliterated ; also , transliterated ) is a region in southern Serbia which has been under United Nations administration since 1999. ...


History

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (originally named 2nd Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada) was formed on April 26, 1860, predating the Confederation of Canada. It is Canada's oldest continuously-serving infantry regiment. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Canadian Confederation, or the Confederation of Canada, was the process that ultimately brought together a union among the provinces, colonies and territories of British North America to form a Dominion of the British Empire, which today is a federal nation state simply known as Canada. ...


The Queen's Own Rifles first saw combat during the Battle of Ridgeway. The Second Boer War was the first time that soldiers from the Queen's Own Rifles fought on foreign soil. They were recognized for their service and earned a Battle Honour for the regiment, even though they were not allowed to wear the QOR cap badge in South Africa. Battle of Ridgeway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease) Civilians... A battle honour is a military tradition practiced in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and is an official acknowledgement rewarded to military units for their achievements in specific wars or operations of a military campaign. ...


The regiment also saw combat in both World Wars and the Korean War, as well as during conflicts after these wars. Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders...


In 1970, the First Battalion of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada was rebadged to reform the Third Battalion of the PPCLI. Cap Badge of the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry is one of the most decorated regiments in the Canadian Armed Forces. ...


From 1983 to 1995, the regiment was operationally tasked to provide an airborne company to the Canadian Airborne Regiment. The Canadian Airborne Regiment was a Canadian Forces formation created on April 8, 1968. ...


The unit played a large role in securing the Victoria Cross of Corporal Frederick George Topham in 2005. The Victoria Cross (VC) is a military decoration awarded for valour in the face of the enemy to members of armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. ... Photo by Terry Macdonald - Oct 1995 Frederick George Topham, VC was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...


On April 22, 2006, the QOR opened Dalton Armoury in Scarborough as part of the Land Force Reserve Restructure expansion. Buffs Company parades out of Dalton Armoury. According to the unit's regimental history, during September 1910, the QOR went on a 13 mile route march with The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment. It was noted that the Buffs and QOR used the same regimental march, a tune known as The Regimental Quick Step of the Buffs composed for The Buffs by Handel. A regimental alliance was made official in 1914. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dalton Armoury is a Canadian Forces army reserve facillity located at 37 Mid-Dominion Acres, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. ... Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1 January 1850 (township)   1 January 1967 (borough) Incorporated Amalgamation June 1983 (city) 1 January 1998 Government  - Mayor David Miller (Toronto Mayor)  - Governing Body Toronto City Council  - MPs John Cannis, Jim Karygiannis, Derek Lee, John McKay, Dan McTeague, Tom Wappel  - MPPs Bas Balkissoon, Lorenzo Berardinetti... The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) had a history dating back to 1572 and was one of the oldest regiments in the British Army being the 3rd Regiment of Foot. ... HANDEL was the code-name for the UKs National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. ...


Battle Honours

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada have earned 46 battle honours over its 146 year history. The battle honours in bold are approved to be emblazed on the Regimental Colours. Note that this is the name of the battle honour, and is not the name of the actual engagement. The custom has been to award, to those units who took part, the right to display the name of a particular battle, campaign or war. ...


Early Years

wwwww Combatants Dominion of Canada • Métis Provisional Government •Cree–Assiniboine Natives Commanders Leif Crozier Frederick Middleton William Otter Thomas Bland Strange Sam Steele Big Bear Fine-Day Gabriel Dumont Louis Riel Wandering Spirit The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a...

World War I

This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Battle of Festubert was an attack by the British army on the Ypres salient of the western front during World War I. It began on May 15, 1915 and continued until May 25. ... Mountsorrel is a village in Leicestershire on the River Soar just south of Loughborough. ... Combatants British Empire United Kingdom Australia Canada New Zealand Newfoundland South Africa France German Empire Commanders Douglas Haig Joseph Joffre Max von Gallwitz Fritz von Below Strength 13 British and 11 French divisions (initial) 51 British and 48 French divisions (final) 10½ divisions (initial) 50 divisions (final) Casualties 419,654... The Battle of Pozières was a two week struggle for the French village of Pozières, and the ridge on which it stands, during the middle stages of the 1916 Battle of the Somme. ... The Battle of Flers-Courcelette, which began on 15 September 1916 and lasted for one week, was the third and last of the large-scale offensives mounted by the British Army during the Battle of the Somme. ... The Battle of the Ancre Heights was a prolonged battle of attrition in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. ... The Battle of Arras took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917. ... Combatants Canada United Kingdom German Empire Commanders Julian Byng Arthur Currie Ludwig von Falkenhausen Strength 200,000 Unknown Casualties 3,598 dead, 7,004 wounded 20,000 dead or wounded, 4,000 captured The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known... The Battle of Arleux was a battle of World War I, fought 28-29 April, 1917. ... The Battle of Hill 70 took place took place near the French city of Lens on 15 August and 16 August 1917 and was fought between the Canadian Corps under the command of Gen. ... Passchendaele village, before and after the Battle of Passchendaele The Battle of Passchendaele, otherwise known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was one of the major battles of World War I, fought by British, ANZAC, and Canadian soldiers against the German army near Ypres (Ieper in Flemish) in West Flanders... Combatants British Empire Australia Canada New Zealand South Africa United Kingdom France German Empire Commanders Douglas Haig Hubert Gough Herbert Plumer Arthur Currie Max von Gallwitz Erich Ludendorff Strength Unknown Unknown Casualties 448,000 killed and wounded 260,000 killed and wounded Western Front Frontiers – Liège – Antwerp – Great Retreat... Combatants United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia Germany Commanders Henry Rawlinson Georg von der Marwitz Strength 4 Aus. ... During the First World War, the Second Battle of the Somme of 1918 was fought on the Western Front from the end of the summer, in the basin of the Somme River. ... Combatants United Kingdom, France, Australia, United States Germany Commanders Ferdinand Foch Georg von der Marwitz Strength 4 British armies 1 French army American Expeditionary Force Defensive forces and gun emplacements of the Hindenburg Line The Battle of the Hindenburg Line, which began September 18, 1918, was a key turning point... Combatants Belgium British Empire France United States of America German Empire Commanders King Albert I Ferdinand Foch Douglas Haig Philippe Petain John Pershing Erich Ludendorff Casualties 411,636 British 531,000 French 127,000+ American 785,733 The Hundred Days Offensive was the final offensive in World War I by...

World War II

Combatants United Kingdom United States Canada Free France Poland Germany Commanders Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Allied Commander) Bernard Montgomery (land) Bertram Ramsay (sea) Trafford Leigh-Mallory (air) Omar Bradley (U.S. 1st Army) Miles Dempsey (UK 2nd Army) Harry Crerar (Canadian 1st Army) Gerd von Rundstedt (OB WEST) Erwin Rommel (Heeresgruppe... Combatants Allied Powers Nazi Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey, Richard OConnor, Guy Simonds Edgar Feuchtinger, Erwin Rommel, Gerd von Rundstedt, Günther von Kluge Strength 2nd British Army, 51st Highland Division, 11th British Armoured divison, 7th British Armoured Divison, Polish 1st Armoured Division, VIII British Corps, Royal Air... Combatants Allied Powers Nazi Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey, Richard OConnor, Guy Simonds Edgar Feuchtinger, Erwin Rommel, Gerd von Rundstedt, Günther von Kluge Strength 2nd British Army, 51st Highland Division, 11th British Armoured divison, 7th British Armoured Divison, Polish 1st Armoured Division, VIII British Corps, Royal Air... Operation Goodwood was an Allied military operation of World War II from July 18 to 20 July 1944 taking place in Normandy some weeks following D-Day. ... Combatants North: United Kingdom Canada Polish Army in the West South: United States Free French Forces Nazi Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Omar Bradley Guy Simonds George Patton Günther von Kluge Walter Model Strength unknown 150,000 Casualties Canadian: 18,500 Polish: 2,300 U.S and French: unknown 10... Combatants Canada United Kingdom Poland Belgium Norway Germany Commanders Guy Simonds (acting) (First Canadian Army) Gustav-Adolf von Zangen (German 15th Army) Strength  ?  ? Casualties 12,873 total; including 6,367 Canadian  ? The Battle of the Scheldt was a series of military operations which took place in northern Belgium and south... The Breskens Pocket was a pocket of fortified German resistance against the 1st. ... The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... Operation Veritable was the northern part of the Second World War pincer movement by Field Marshall Bernard Montgomerys 21st Army Group to clear the land between the Rhine and Roer rivers. ...

Important engagements

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Victoria Cross recipients

Gravesite Colin Fraser Barron (September 20, 1895- August 15, 1959), was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Photo by Terry Macdonald George Fraser Kerr (VC, MC & Bar, MM) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... Photo by Geoff Winnington-Ball - Jul 2000 Aubrey Cosens, VC was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ...

Colonels-in-chief

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was the Queen Consort of George V. Queen Mary was also the Empress of India and Queen of Ireland. ... HRH Princess Alexandra Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel Ogilvy, née Windsor), formerly Princess Alexandra of Kent, is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George V. She was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. ...

Famous members

  • Ben Dunkelman - Promoted through the ranks from Private to Major during World War II
  • Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, C.M., CMM, MSC (and bar), O.Ont , CD, (born 30 April 1940) is a retired Canadian general and writer. MacKenzie is most famous for establishing and commanding Sector Sarajevo as part of the United Nations Protection Force or UNPROFOR in Yugoslavia in 1992.
  • General Sir William Dillon Otter (3 December 1843 – 6 May 1929) KCB, CVO, VD was the first Canadian-born Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army.
  • Major-General Sir Henry Pellatt, C.V.O., D.C.L.,(6 January 1859, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - 8 March 1939) was a well-known Canadian financier and soldier

Barnett Jerome (Barney) Danson, PC , OC , LL.D (born February 8, 1921) is a former Canadian politician and Cabinet minister. ... The Minister of National Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense nationale) is the Canadian politician within the Cabinet of Canada responsible for the Department of National Defence which oversees the Canadian Forces. ... Ben Dunkelman (1913–1997) was a Canadian Jew who became a war hero for his efforts in World War II, when he enlisted with the Queens Own Rifles and fought on some of the worst battlefields of the war during the allied Operation Overlord, including Caen, Falaise, and the... Major-General Lewis MacKenzie, C.M., CMM, MSC (and bar), O.Ont , CD, (born April 30, 1940) is a retired Canadian general and writer. ... John McCrae Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist, soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the battle of Ypres. ... A small portion of In Flanders Fields appeared alongside McCraes portrait on a Canadian stamp of 1968, issued to commemorate a half-century since his death. ... The University of Toronto (U of T) is a public research university in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Alexander Muir Credit: Milton Adamson / Library and Archives Canada / PA-030217 Alexander Muir (5 April 1830 near Lanark – 26 June 1906) was a songwriter, poet and school headmaster. ... The Maple Leaf Forever was written by Alexander Muir (1830–1906) in 1867, the year of Canadas Confederation. ... Battle of Ridgeway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... William Dillon Otter in 1900 General Sir William Dillon Otter (December 3, 1843 – May 6, 1929) KCB, CVO was a professional Canadian soldier who became the first Canadian-born Chief of the General Staff, the head of the Canadian Army. ... Major-General Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, C.V.O., D.C.L.,(January 6, 1859, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - March 8, 1939) was a well-known Canadian financier and soldier. ... The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt Hon. ... Charles Vincent Massey, PC, CH, CC, CD [1] (February 20, 1887 – December 30, 1967) was the eighteenth Governor General of Canada and the first who was born in Canada. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Governor General of Canada (French: Gouverneure générale du Canada or Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative in Canada of the Canadian Monarch, who is the Head of State; Canada is one of... Massey Hall, Main Entrance as seen from across Shuter Street, December 2005. ...

Regimental museum

The Regimental Museum of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada is located on the third floor of the historic Casa Loma building. Sir Henry Pellatt, who built Casa Loma, was an ardent supporter of the Regiment, and was knighted in 1905 for his service with the unit. Casa Loma Casa Loma (literally House on the Hill) is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada tourist attraction and the former home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. ... Major-General Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, C.V.O., D.C.L.,(January 6, 1859, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - March 8, 1939) was a well-known Canadian financier and soldier. ... Casa Loma Casa Loma (literally House on the Hill) is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada tourist attraction and the former home of financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. ...


Regimental Church

St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church in Toronto has been the regimental church of the QOR since 1910. It is located at 227 Bloor Street between Church Street and Jarvis Street. Bloor Street is a major east-west commercial thoroughfare in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... There are several streets called Church Street Church Street, Liverpool, England. ...


The Cross of Sacrifice located outside the Church is dedicated to the members of the QOR that have fallen. It was built and dedicated after the First World War.


The Books of Remembrance are a list of the names of the QOR fallen, and are located in the interior of the Cathedral. The Books are paraded annually on Remembrance Day Sunday, when the Regiment parades to St. Paul’s to attend services.


Alliances

Current Alliances

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... For the band The Rifles, see The Rifles (band). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Royal Gurkha Rifles is a regiment of the British Army, forming part of the Brigade of Gurkhas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The Princess of Waless Royal Regiment (Queens and Royal Hampshires) is the senior English infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Queens Division. ...

Order of precedence

Preceded by:
The Canadian Grenadier Guards
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Succeeded by:
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada is a reserve infantry regiment in 34 Brigade Group, Land Force Quebec Area. ...

See also

HM Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces, presides over the rededication of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France, next to her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, wearing the uniform of the Royal Canadian Regiment, April, 2007. ... Canadian soldiers advancing behind a tank at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, one of Canadas greatest military victories. ... Rifleman may refer to: A private infantry soldier whose primary weapon is a rifle. ... An American USMC Paratrooper using a MC1-B series parachute Paratroopers are soldiers trained in parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force. ... Skydiver about to land Parachuting, or skydiving, is an activity involving a free-fall from a height using a parachute. ... The SkyHawks are the Canadian Forces Parachute Demonstration Team based at CFB Trenton. ... The maroon beret has been the international symbol of airborne forces since its selection for use by the British Parachute Regiment in 1942. ... A parachute rigger is a person who is licenced to pack, maintain or repair parachutes. ... One version of the patch worn on the uniforms of American pathfinders who served during World War II. During World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers selected within the Airborne units who were specially trained to operate navigation aids to guide the main airborne body to the...

References

  1. ^ http://www.qor.com/association.html
  2. ^ http://www.qor.com/band/band.html

Regiments.org page of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada


External links

  • Official Website of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
  • Juno Beach - The Queens Own Rifles on D-Day

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During her time, Queen Mary was known for setting the tone of the British Royal Family, as the model of regal formality and propriety, especially during State occasions.
The ocean liners, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Queen Mary 2 were named in her honour, as was the Royal Navy Battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary, which was blown up by fire from German Battleships at the Battle of Jutland, in 1916.
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