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  • RMR Association members help get Italian monument restored

    28 April 2015, Westmount, QC – A monument in Italy is looking a lot better now, due in no small part to the efforts of Captain Grant Furholter of the RMR (also a…

  • RMR soldier recounts heroic fight at Ypres

    Wednesday, April 28, 1915 THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: To paraphrase the Ops-Report attached to the War Diary:- “The whole Bn. remained in the Transport lines, H5, during the day of Wednesday April…

  • RMR to hold Church Parade 03 May 2015

    Westmount, QC – The Royal Montreal Regiment along with the RMR Association (Br. 14) and affiliated cadet units will use this opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments of the past training year.  The…

  • “ONLY CANADIANS’ WONDERFUL STAND THAT SAVED LINE”

    Tuesday, April 27, 1915 THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “The whole Bn. remained in position under continuous & heavy shell fire until Tuesday night April 27th when it was moved back to the…

  • “Canadians Alone Stopped the German Onrush” at 2nd Ypres

    Monday, April 26, 1915 THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “No. 1 Coy of the 14th remained in the trenches in the left sector of the G.H.Q. line until relieved on Monday night April…

  • FIRST VICTORIA CROSS FOR RMR

    Sunday, April 25, 1915 THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger was born in Montreal, Quebec, February 7, 1880. He attended Montreal High School before going on to McGill University Medical…

  • Canadians bear the brunt at 2nd Ypres

    Saturday, April 24, 1915 THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: “At 3:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24th a very heavy bombardment was opened by the enemy with high explosives & shrapnel on this new line…

  • RMR’s WAR DIARY / OPERATIONS REPORT from 2nd Ypres

    Friday, April 23, 1915 In billets, St. Jean The Battalion War Diarist wrote for this day: “Particulars of operations attached.” [1] THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY: The Battalion War Diary as typed up for…

  • Poem for Richard Steacie

    Westmount, QC – 22 April 2015: On the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the 2nd Battle of Ypres, we are pleased to release a poem that has been written in honour…

  • RMR NCO’s Host 99th “Ypres Dinner”

    Saturday 18th of April 2015, Westmount Armoury – The Royal Montreal Regiment Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess hosted their 99th annual 2nd Battle of Ypres Dinner. The President of the Mess Committee,…