RMR Museum’s Collection Goes Virtual

Westmount, Quebec – 19 April 2021: Because it is impossible to display the vast majority of the RMR Museum’s collection in the permanent exhibition, steps have been taken to create a digital archive available to all for free online. Now the RMR Museum can share artifacts, photographs, and documents that otherwise would be hidden. You are welcome to browse the online collection https://rmrmuseum.com/our-collection/ and take a closer look by clicking on any image to enlarge it.

A couple of tricks:

  • To improve your search, surround your keywords with quotation marks (“ ”). For
    example, use the term “World War I” to find items specific to the Great War.
  • If you are looking for an individual we suggest starting with the person’s last name.
  • After entering your keywords, don’t forget to press ”Enter” on your keyboard
  • Can’t find what you are looking for? You can always contact us directly at info@rmrmuseum.com
14th Bn. C.E.F Formation patch. Battle Patches were adopted in the summer of 1916 in time for Canadian participation in the Battle of the Somme. They were created to aid command and control of fighting troops in the battle.

This project is led by Melanie Presseau-Dumais and has taken thousands of volunteer hours from regimental stalwarts such as Captain (ret’d) Hamilton Slessor, Lieutenant-Colonel (ret’d) Harry Hall, Captain (ret’d) Georges Gohier, and Captain (ret’d) Timothy Reid. Thank you to all who have contributed.

The collection numbers nearly 6,000 entries at the moment, but not all are currently available to the public. Over 1,000 items are now available online. New items are released every week or so, after validation by the team of volunteer researchers. A great example is a collection of RMR Intercoms that covered the 1990’s, providing an excellent selection of social history. The collection is organized into six sections:

World War 1

World War 2

UN Missions

War in Afghanistan

Regimental Life


Newspaper clipping of an article written by James Mennie for the Montreal Gazette. The article is about an interview with Sean Nashrudi upon his return to Canada from Afghanistan. LCol Nashrudi went on to command the RMR from 2009-11.

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