What's New with the RHLI's
Oldest Known RHLI WW2 Veteran passes away at 102 -
Captain The Honorable Judge William D. Parker
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry has lost one of its few remaining World War 2 veterans at age 102. Captain the Honorable "Judge Parker", as he was usually known, was the oldest-known member of the RHLI. Click to read full story.
2016 Remembrance Day
The RHLI, led by our magnificent Band, was perhaps the largest contingent on parade, with the stand-out red Band uniforms in the fore, and the officers and senior NCOs resplendent in their new and distinctive Patrol Dress uniforms. 62 RHLI Cadet Corps was also a large contingent and contributed greatly to the RHLI family on parade. Click to read full story.
Lieutenant-Colonel Booker and Ridgeway
“I believe in the higher discipline of following the orders my superior should have given, had he known what he was doing.” And that, in a sentence, explains the strategy that Booker, Dennis and Akers used to justify Ridgeway when they conspired to ignore Peacocke’s orders, believing they had better intelligence. Click to read full story.
OPERATION YELLOW RIBBON 2016 GALA: A TRIBUTE TO OUR SOLDIERS & THEIR FAMILIES
The 2016 Operation Yellow Ribbon campaign will raise funds to help Canada Company and its various programs as well as charities such as the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Thirteenth (XIII) Regiment Donor Advised Fund provides funds for unexpected emergencies, financial assistance, practical and moral support for our soldiers and the Regimental family that stands behind them. Canada Company is a charitable, non-partisan organization that serves to build the bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian military. Their goal is to ensure that the men and women in our Canadian Forces receive the widest support, care and recognition that they deserve.
The OYR Gala will be a tribute to the soldiers of the Canadian Armed Forces who have served and/or are currently serving on overseas missions such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Sudan, Congo, Iraq and Kuwait. As a supporter you will attend an Officers’ Mess Dinner in grand military tradition along with notable Canadian dignitaries and entertainment program. We invite you to pay tribute and honour those who serve our country, and sacrifice so much in order for us to enjoy our freedom.
The unwavering community support has positively impacted many soldiers and their families through Operation Yellow Ribbon since 2010. Visit the Operation Yellow Ribbon Site by clicking here.
RHLI AWARDED 44TH BATTLE HONOUR "AFGHANISTAN" THEATRE HONOUR ANNOUNCED BY PRIME MINISTER
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.
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