The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Unit Identification

Black Watch Regiment badge

NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT
“No one shall touch me with impunity”

Who We Are

The Black Watch is the oldest highland regiment in Canada. Volunteers have served since the regiment's inception in Montreal on January 31st, 1862 as the 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. The rise of American military strength during the Civil War concerned Canada. The government authorized formation of militia regiments. Each of six Montreal Scottish chieftains responded by raising an infantry company for the 5th Battalion. Eventually, eight companies were raised for border service. Since then, thousands of Canadian citizens have served in the Black Watch. In addition to Canadian border security, they have fought in the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korean War; bolstered NATO operations in Europe and UN peacekeeping worldwide; and provided aid-to-the-civil-power, most recently during the Quebec and Eastern Ontario ice storm disaster.

Our History

The official history of the Black Watch (Royal Highlander Regiment) of Canada can be found at the Directorate of History and Heritage website.

Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
2067 Bleury St
Montreal, QC
H3A 2K2

Phone: 514-496-1686
Fax: 514-496-2758

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