Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders
DILEAS GU BAS
"Faithful unto death"
Who We Are
The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders is an infantry regiment belonging to 33 Canadian Brigade Group, part of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. The Regiment's task is to augment Canada’s military by providing trained infantry soldiers.
As an infantry regiment, the role of the Glengarrians is to close with and destroy the enemy. To that end, the Glengarrians train and practice their skills one night a week and one or two weekends every month throughout Eastern Ontario. They also conduct training at various other locations. In recent years, they have trained in Belgium with the British Territorial Army, Labrador with the Canadian Rangers, and they have conducted collective training in Fort Drum, New York, Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Benning, Georgia with the United States military. Glengarrians have also participated in the Cambrian Patrol in Wales and trained with NATO partners in the Republic of Georgia.
Exercises can include conventional range practice, where the Regiment practises on the entire spectrum of weapons including light and general purpose machine guns, mortars, and 84mm anti-tank weapons. These weapon skills are put to the test during full-scale live fire exercises with live ammunition. Exercises are also conducted to practise fieldcraft skills under different conditions, from hot, dusty weather in the summer to sub-zero weather in the winter months.
An infantry regiment is composed of soldiers employed in different trades and selected members of the Glens are trained to be Resource Management Support Clerks. These people take care of the day-to-day administrative needs of the Regiment. Since infantry skills are essential to the lives of all personnel in the Regiment, all trades within the Regiment are deployed to the field during exercises. With this in mind, the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders need people who can rise to the demands of military life and be an integral part of the Regiment.
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.
Phone: (613) 936-9124 extension 239
Unit Parade Night: Tuesday & Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Chris E French
Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer Dan Hubley
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders trace their origins to the militias formed in the late eighteenth century in what are now the counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. During the War of 1812, the militia regiments perpetuated by the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders distinguished themselves at the battles of Crysler’s Farm, Ogdensburg, Sacket’s Harbor, Lundy’s Lane, and many engagements along the St. Lawrence frontier. They carry three battle honours that were awarded on the occasion of the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in recognition of their service. These battle honours are: CRYSLER’S FARM; NIAGARA; and DEFENCE OF CANADA, 1812-1815.
The units perpetuated by the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders also served in Upper and Lower Canada during the Rebellion of 1837-1838, the Fenian Raids of 1870 and later contributed men to the Canadian contingent for the South African War. They also served with distinction in Canada and in Europe during the First World War, earning six battle honours.
During the early days of the Second World War, the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders served at home, guarding the St. Lawrence canals before being mobilized for overseas service in 1940. They landed in Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944, and were the first Allied regiment to enter Caen on July 9th. By the war’s end, the regiment had suffered 278 killed and 781 wounded, while earning a further nineteen battle honours.
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders is a part-time reserve infantry unit that maintains a vital link to the community of Cornwall and the surrounding counties; provides support to the defence and security of Canada when called upon; and promotes the values and ethos of service to country. Members of the regiment, on a voluntary basis, have deployed on operations in Canada, such as the Ice Storm of 1998 and the G8/G20 in 2010, and across the world including Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, Somalia, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Afghanistan.
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The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders
505 4th St. East
Cornwall, ON K6H 2J7
(613) 936-9124 extension 264
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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