Month / October 2014

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  • RMR Troops Pick Up Escorts

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 10 Oct 1914 – “Daylight on the 10th disclosed the Princess Royal and the Majestic, which had been waiting at the rendezvous for two days.  The troops…

  • RMR EN ROUTE TO ENGLAND

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 09 October 1914 – Conditions aboard the troop ships of the convoy were less than ideal.  While officers enjoyed cabin class accommodation and service above deck, the…

  • Supplies Run Short on RMR’s Ocean Crossing

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 08 October 1914 – ”After a week at sea certain supplies ran short. On the Andania cigarette stocks were exhausted, and cheese was substituted for butter and jam.…

  • Spy Scare on RMR troop ship

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 07 October 1914 – From the point of view of the 14th Battalion, divided as it was between two ocean liners, the Regimental history has this to…

  • GLOBAL MONTREAL SPECIAL SERIES: THE ROYAL MONTREAL REGIMENT: PART 2

    Westmount, QC – 06 October 2014:  In the five weeks leading up to November 1st, 2014 RMR Centennial Gala ball sponsor Global Montreal is running a series of historical “time capsules” once per week describing…

  • Battle for Leopold Canal: 70 Years Later

    Westmount, 06 October 2014 – Today is the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Leopold Canal, one of the Regiment’s principal battle honours won in the Second World War.  Maj Robert Schwob,…

  • LIFE ABOARD SHIP

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 06 October 1914 – Of life on board ship, Duguid in his “Official History” wrote: – “The routine on board the transports was left to the commander…

  • CONVOY SECURITY – OR THE LACK OF SECURITY?

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 05 October 1914 – “By order of the Minister of Militia, the Department of Marine and Fisheries and the Department of the Naval Service had been requested…

  • NEWFOUNDLAND REGIMENT JOINS THE CONVOY

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 04 Octboer 1914 – The convoy, having left the Gaspé Basin the previous day headed out through the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  As it passed the Avalon…

  • RMR Hockey Team kicks off Centennial Season with win

    Westmount, QC – 03 October 2014: The RMR hockey team kicked off its Centennial Season with a comeback victory over the Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG). The CGG may have been one of…