The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment

Unit Identification

The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment crest


"Never yield"


Kingston Armoury
100 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON  K7K 3E8

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: PWOR Recruiting 
Phone: 613-541-5010, Ext. 2882

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit




  • Medium Logistical Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a list of  Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment (PWOR) has served Kingston for over 150 years, and was a major contributor of people and resources to the aid, defense and interests of Canada during major and minor historical events during the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s.

Today, the PWOR continues to hire, train and develop Reservists so that they can volunteer to deploy and make a difference in the modern-day world. You too can join with and train with Kingston’s Infantry Regiment, so that the Canadian Forces can continue to:

  • Fight fire, floods, ice and other natural disasters
  • Help deliver life-saving aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world, and
  • Contribute to Global Stability and Security

Join the Canadian Army.
We are Strong. We are Proud. We are Ready.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant Colonel Steve Taylor
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer J. MacKenzie, CDMMM

Contact Us

The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment
Kingston Armoury
100 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON  K7K 3E8

Phone: 613-541-5010, Ext. 5880


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Our History

The regiment was created on January 16, 1863 as the 14th battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada from the amalgamation of Kingston’s seven independent rifle companies. Shortly after the wedding of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the regiment asked for and was given permission to become The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment.

During the Fenian Raids of 1864 and 1866, when Irish extremists attempted to bring Britain to her knees by attacking Canada, the regiment was called to active duty, both to Niagara and later to Cornwall. The band mace presented to the regiment by its officers “IN REMEMBERANCE OF CORNWALL” is in the regimental museum.

Read more of our history.

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