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  • Westmount Police Dismantle Wireless Stations

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 15 August 1914 – Following the declaration of war, government officials took immediate measures to secure vital infrastructure sites such as the Victoria Bridge and the…

  • Rain for first RMR parade

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 14 August 1914 –  The Montreal Garrison parade scheduled for the evening of August 14th turned out to be an event not to be forgotten. Thunder roared…

  • Largest Parade Ever Held in Montreal

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 13 August 1914 – Against ever darkening war clouds over Europe, Canadian Militia units continued to mobilize and parade.  On August 13th 1914, an article in…

  • Recruiting Push Continues

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 12 August 1914 – In Montreal enlistment of new recruits for active service abroad continued at a rapid pace.  The men who signed up continued to live…

  • SEEING DOUBLE? TWO COLONELS RUNNING RMR

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 11 August 1914 – The officer named second-in-command of the newly formed Royal Montreal Regiment was Lieut.-Colonel William Watt Burland, the Commanding Officer of the 3rd…

  • VALCARTIER STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 10 August 1914 – During the second week in August militia detachments and units not slated for the Expeditionary Force began arriving at Valcartier to take…

  • MEIGHEN NAMED AS FIRST CO RMR

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 09 August 1914 – The first Commanding Officer of the newly formed Royal Montreal Regiment was Lieut.-Colonel Frank Stephen Meighen.  A patron of the arts, impresario…

  • VALCARTIER NAMED AS RMR’S FIRST HOME

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY – 08 August 1914 – The summons sent out on 6 August 1914 by the Minister of Militia had named the place of mobilization as Valcartier, sixteen…

  • RMR Cadets Training at Camp Argonaut

    Pointe-Claire, 07 August 2014 – Cadets from the RMR’s Pointe-Claire Cadet Corps (# 2806) have been enjoying a successful summer at Camp Argonaut (attached to CFG Gagetown) in New Brunswick.  Shown in…

  • RECRUITING FOR WAR BEGINS IN EARNEST

    THIS DAY IN RMR HISTORY, 07 August 1914 – During the days of early and mid-August, officers and their subordinates of newly formed Montreal unit worked enthusiastically at the tasks which organization…