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  • RIP: Comrade Don Caissie

    Westmount, 05 August 14 – RMR Association (Branch 14) of the Royal Canadian Legion regrets to announce the death of Comrade Don Caissie yesterday at Ridge Meadows, British Columbia. Pre-deceased by his parents, Romeo and…

  • RMR MOBILIZES FOR WAR

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 06 August 1914 – On this date the Minister of Militia had the Adjutant-General send a night lettergram to 226 unit commanders of the Canadian Militia instructing…

  • RMR gets named

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – August 5, 1914:  After being ordered to combine their forces, and following a series of meetings involving the Grenadier Guards, the Victoria Rifles, and the Carabiniers…

  • RMR Association launches website

    Westmount – 04 August 2014, Branch 14 (RMR Association) of The Royal Canadian Legion has launched a website to better communicate with its members and extend its reach to the greater community…

  • Canada At War!

    August 4th, 1914: The British Government was certain the House of Commons would support a policy of resistance to Germany, and on this morning the British sent an ultimatum giving Berlin until midnight…

  • FRANCE & GERMANY NOW AT WAR!

    03 August 1914 – France and Germany exchanged declarations of war against each other, and all eyes turned towards Britain to see what she would do…

  • GERMAN ULTIMATUM TO BELGIUM

    02 August 1914 – The German Minister to Brussels presented an ultimatum demanding Belgium’s agreement to a German advance against France through Belgian territory.  The Belgians were adamantly against such German plans…

  • August Newsletter released

    Westmount, 01 August 2014 – The latest edition of the RMR Foundation newsletter has been released, you can read a copy here. Of particular note are the upcoming Reunion Smoker on 23…

  • GERMANY DECLARES WAR ON RUSSIA!

    01 August 1914 – Germany declared war on Russia on this date and five days later Austria followed suit.  The Anglo-French Convention of 1904, and a similar agreement with Russia in 1907…

  • RMR Cadet CO briefs CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher

    Pointe-Claire, 31 July 2014 – The Commanding Officer of 2806 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Pointe-Claire (RMR), Captain Sybil Brooker, was a guest on the Tommy Schnurmacher show on CJAD 800 AM…