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The Royal Montreal Regiment
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Cap badge of The Royal Montreal Regiment
Active 2 November 1914
Country Canada
Branch Army
Type Line Infantry
Role Infantry
Size One battalion
Part of Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Garrison/HQ Westmount
Motto(s) Honi soit qui mal y pense Shame on him who thinks ill of it
March Ça Ira

The Royal Montreal Regiment is a Primary Reserve Infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces based in Westmount, Montreal, Quebec.

History[]

The Royal Montreal Regiment traces its origins to the authorization of the 58th Westmount Rifles on 2 November 1914. On 1 April 1920, as part of the reforms of the Otter Committee, the 58th Westmout Rifles were redesignated The Royal Montreal Regiment.

The regiment perpetuates the history of the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) which was formed on August 27, 1914. The 14th was raised by the amalgamation of several companies of each of three existing Montreal Militia Regiments: The 1st Regiment, Canadian Grenadier Guards; The 3rd Regiment, Victoria Rifles of Canada, and the 65th Regiment, Carabiniers Mont-Royal. Shortly thereafter, this battalion was granted the its present title, by special warrant.

Victoria crosses[]

Badge / Insignia[]

Argent an autumnal maple leaf proper inscribed ROYAL MONTREAL REGT in letters Or within a belt Azure edged, buckled and inscribed HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE in letters Or ensigned by the Royal Crown proper and set above a scroll Azure edged and inscribed CANADA in letters Or

The maple leaf and scroll bearing the word “CANADA” represent service to Canada, and the Crown, service to the Sovereign. The belt, with motto, is the insignia of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. “ROYAL MONTREAL REGT” is a form of the regimental title and “HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE” is the motto of the Regiment.

Armoury[]

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Westmount Armoury 4625 St. Catherine Street West 1925 Canada's Register of Historic Places Westmount, Quebec

Housing The Royal Montreal Regiment, this two-storey, red brick building in a residential neighbourhood is set in landscaped grounds planted with mature trees.

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Royal Montreal Regiment Museum
Location 4625, Saint Catherine Street, Westmount
Type Regimental Museum
Website [1]

The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, research and photograph material relating to the history of the Royal Montreal Regiment, its former members and its site, and, through the appropriate display of such items, to convey this history to the currently serving members, the broader Canadian Forces community and the public. The museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

Information[]

Regiment authorized: 2 November 1914
Regimental title authorized: 1 April 1920
Regimental home town: Westmount (Montreal), Quebec
Colours: Blue/Gold/Garnet
CEF perpetuation: 14th Bn CEF, 23rd Bn CEF

Battle honours[]

YPRES - 1915, 1917, ST. JULIEN, MOUNT SORREL, POZIERES, ANCRE HEIGHTS, VIMY - 1917, SCARPE - 1917, 1918, PASSCHENDAELE, DRECOURT-QUEANT, CANAL du NORD, FRANCE & FLANDERS - 1915-1918, GRAVENSTAFEL FESTUBERT – 1915, SOMME – 1916, THIEPVAL, ARRAS - 1917, 1918, ARLEUX, HILL 70, AMIENS, HINDENBURG LINE, PURSUIT TO MONS, THE SHELDT, N.W. EUROPE - 1944-1945, CALAIS – 1944, LEOPOLD CANAL

Alliances[]

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References[]

Order of precedence[]

Preceded by
The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)
The Royal Montreal Regiment Succeeded by
The Irish Regiment of Canada

External links[]

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