RMR’s Battle for Leopold Canal told by BGen Patterson


Westmount, Quebec – 08 January 2023: At the end of October 2022, friend of the Regiment, Brigadier-General (ret’d) David Patterson, was featured on the YouTube channel “On This Day In Canadian Military History” to discuss the RMR’s participation in the Battle for Leopold Canal, one of the Regiment’s principal battle honours earned in the Second World War.

Maj Robert Schwob, Officer Commanding “A” Coy RMR, distinguished himself by earning the Military Cross at the storming of the Leopold Canal on October 6th 1944. This officer of the RMR Company attached to the Regina Rifle Regiment was in command of the assault company which was to form a bridgehead … across the Leopold Canal near Maldeghem, Belgium. At 0630 hours the attack started… watch the video here to learn the outcome.