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The 2014 Operation Yellow Ribbon gala on November 6th at the John Foote Armoury was a huge success. In addition to helping maintain the RHLI's community profile, $500,000 was raised for the 13th Regiment Foundation and Canada Company, thanks to our many donors and sponsors, notably RBC Canada and Pioneer Energy.

This brings our total since 2010 to $1.5 million!

The attendance this year was great. 249 images have been posted to a special Flickr account: These are medium-resolution images that can be downloaded. The images cover all the entertainment and special guests including Tenor Robert Pilon, our guest speakers, and all our performers including our Band and Ceremonial Guard, as well as some great candid and group shots, and images of all the silent auction items. Enjoy!


The RHLI have been awarded the national honour "Afghanistan" for our commitment to Canada's longest and most recent conflict. The Prime Minister made the announcement during the "National Day of Honour" ceremonies on Parliament Hill on May 9th, 2014, and the list was released the next day.

The honour is a "theatre" honour, and not for any one particular battle. 63 Canadian Army units (including our sister regiment, the Argylls) were awarded the distinction, along with the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, 4 Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons, and 15 Royal Canadian Navy ships.

The award was based on specific criteria:

"Units of the Canadian Army will be granted the Theatre Honour "Afghanistan" if their cumulative contribution of personnel reached a minimum level of 20 per cent of the effective strength of the originating unit in the geographical area of Afghanistan."

With more than 40 members of the RHLI volunteering for Afghanistan, many of them more than once, the RHLI qualified easily for the honour. The honour carries a special distinction shared with the "South African War" honour, in that they are the only two where the RHLI did not suffer any fatal casualties.

Looking for an exciting job with some purpose?

The RHLI offers challenging, exciting and rewarding opportunities in both Burlington and Hamilton for full-time summer or part-time year-round careers with a beginning pay of $85.00/day. Be sure to visit your local recruiting office, or contact the RHLI in Burlington (905-634-0711, or 905-971-1742) or in Hamilton (905-972-4001).

No prior experience is necessary; we will train you. The BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) Course will introduce you to life as a soldier. You will be taught how to use the C7 Canadian Service Rifle. You will learn skills such as navigation and basic fieldcraft. You will also learn job-transferable skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, and first aid.

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry is proud of being "Hamilton's" Regiment...

City of Hamilton Web Site

... and of their expansion into ...
City of Burlington Web Site

What's New ...

Remembrance Day,
Hamilton, 2014

RHLI Change Of RSM 2014

RHLI Assist
At Cpl Nathan Cirillo Funeral


Oldest RILEY
Turns 100!!!

Dieppe Memorial Service
19 Aug 2014

LCol Stepaniuk receives
Prestigious Foreign Award

13th Ceremonial Guard
Battle of Ridgeway Commemoration
01 June 2014

13th Ceremonial Guard
Annual Black Powder Shoot
May 2014

4th Annual Veteran's Salmon Derby
14 June 2014

Trooping Video
now online
15 Sep 2012

Private Riley Song Link

RHLI Association Update
30 May 2014

The Library ...

VIDEO - Trooping Video
now online
15 Sep 2012

VIDEO - Private Riley Song Link

BOOK - THE FIGHTING RILEYS The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) 1862 - 2012

Order Form

Are you a Canadian veteran of a United Nations mission? You now have your own Association! Visit For local information, contact

Available??? Yes they are, our 150th Anniversary Commemorative Bayonet

The RHLI 150th Commemorative Sword


The RHLI 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard

The RHLI - 150 Years of Service

Of Interest ...

New information about the RHLI Association and their services!

Find out about our
Royal Canadian Army Cadets
an adventure is waiting!

RHLI Recruiting
Click for more details.

Donate To The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial

Give Honour To Those Who Gave!

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