The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

Unit Identification

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada crest

DEFENCE NOT DEFIANCE

Colonel J.A. McIntosh DSO, ED, Armoury

Colonel J.A. McIntosh DSO, ED, Armoury, 1 Valour Place, Cambridge, ON  N1R 3P1

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.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sgt Derek Roberts
Phone: 226-989-7301
Email: Derek.Roberts2@forces.gc.ca

Or

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sept-Jun): 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Who We Are

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada is a Reserve unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group. With companies in Cambridge and Kitchener, the unit is a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s military by providing Primary Reserve Infantry soldiers.

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.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poland, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Mike Coit

Contact Us

The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Colonel J.A. McIntosh DSO, ED, Armoury
1 Valour Place
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3P1

Phone: 519-740-2213

News

Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher

Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher on the Army Communication and Information Systems Specialist trade

Ottawa, Ontario — Long gone are the days of the carrier pigeon. Today’s Army Communication and Information Systems Specialists (ACISS) use cutting-edge technology to ensure functional wired and wireless communication for the Canadian Army (CA).
August 10, 2018

Collective training during Exercise FROZEN GUNNER

Teamwork: Regular and Reserve Force artillery units train together

Shilo, Manitoba — I have been on several gun exercises throughout my career, but this was the first time I was going to see the “big guns” in action.
June 4, 2018

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

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Our History

One of Canada’s oldest infantry regiments, the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada became part of the fabric of Waterloo Region when a company of unarmed Mennonite teamsters hauled supplies during the War of 1812. During the First World War, 3,763 volunteers from Waterloo County served in the regiment, more than 100 of whom were decorated for valour. Early in the War the unit was separated into two regiments and renamed the 29th Waterloo (Galt) and the 108th (Kitchener). In 1915 they re-merged and became three battalions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), the 34th, 111th and 118th.

Post war, separation again occurred with the Galt members becoming the Highland Light Infantry of Canada (HLI of C); the Kitchener-Waterloo members became the North Waterloo Regiment, and later, the Scots Fusiliers of Canada (SF of C). In 1940, the HLI of C mobilized for the Second World War and the Scots Fusiliers were integrated into the regiment. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the HLI of C landed on Juno Beach, Normandy. On July 8th, the HLI of C led a successful but most bloody operation in capturing the Normandy village of Buron. Of the unit’s 600 members taking part in the fierce day-long battle, 193 were wounded and 70 were killed or subsequently died of their wounds.

During the two World Wars, the HLI of C was awarded 28 battle honours of which 18 are emblazoned on the unit’s Regimental Colours. After the Second World War ended, the K-W members were reformed as the 54th LAA Regiment and, in 1956, they regained their formed identity as the SF of C. In 1964, the SF of C and HLI of C again merged to form the Highland Fusiliers of Canada (HF of C). In 1998, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, granted the HF of C the right to her “Royal” designation in recognition of the Regiment’s long and distinguished service to the Commonwealth, Canada and the community of Waterloo Region. The Regiment and its soldiers have continued to serve Canada’s interests worldwide in peace support operations including Egypt, Cyprus, Cambodia, Namibia, the former Republic of Yugoslavia and, most recently, Afghanistan and Darfur.

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