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  • 25,000 Men Paraded in Valcartier

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 20 September 1914 – “Issue of material and equipment continued through September, service uniforms gradually replacing the militia uniforms and mufti in which the troops had reached…

  • Birth of a Munitions Industry

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 19 September 1914 – The Montreal business newspaper, The Journal of Commerce, reported earlier this week from Sydney, Cape Breton, that “A Canadian commission, comprising Thomas Cantley,…

  • Canada Post Launches Commemorative Envelope for RMR

    Westmount, QC – 16 September 2014:  In a dignified ceremony held in the Officers’ Mess of The Royal Montreal Regiment, Mr. Guy Morrissette, Manager of Retail Business for Canada Post, formally presented…

  • CANADIAN TROOPS TO RETAIN IDENTITY

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 18 September 1914 –  The report of The Montreal Daily Mail’s correspondent from Valcartier on Friday night contained this. “The Canadian troops are to preserve their identity…

  • Retired Colour Sashes On Display

    Westmount, QC – 18 September 2014:  The colour sashes of The Royal Montreal Regiment were replaced a few years back by the generous donation by then Honorary Colonel Henry F. Hall, CD,…

  • Gala tickets almost sold out

    Westmount, QC – 17 September 2014:  The RMR’s Centennial Gala coming up on 01 November 2014 passed a significant milestone today as more than 400 tickets have now been sold. The maximum…

  • RMR’s Mock Battles Rattle Camp Valcartier

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 17 September 1914 – “The Highland Brigade was engaged in a sham battle to-day, and the fighting became so fierce that at one time the men actually…

  • Visitors Allowed in Camp Valcartier on Weekends

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 16 September 1914 – After the troops arrived at Valcartier, and as the time drew near for the Canadian Contingent to embark on their voyage to England,…

  • Double Volunteers For Junior Officer Selection

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 15 September 1914 – Early in September, The Globe’s correspondent reported that the task of selecting the junior infantry officers had commenced early in the month.  There…

  • FIRE IN CAMP VALCARTIER!

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 14 September 2014 – “The final touch of a busy day was furnished by a real fire to-night. A large circus tent, used to house a moving…