The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Who We Are
The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment is an infantry regiment in Kingston.
As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations.
Join Our Team
Please do not hesitate to call us for more information! We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.
Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sept-Jun): 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joe Parkinson, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer J. MacKenzie, CD, MMM
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.
For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.
The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment
100 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON K7K 3E8
Telephone: (613) 541-5010 ext. 5880
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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