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On behalf of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's), our most sincere condolences and sympathy on the loss of Corporal Nathan Cirillo.

"Operation Yellow Ribbon:
A Tribute to Our Soldiers & Their Families"

We invite you to attend a very special Officer's Mess Dinner to be held on November 6th, 2014, on the floor of the Hon. Lt.-Col. John Weir Foote, VC CD Armoury in Hamilton, Ontario. The dinner theme is "Operation Yellow Ribbon: A Tribute to Our Soldiers & Their Families" and it will be the culmination of our 2014 fundraising campaign.

This memorable evening will feature dinner in true Officers' Mess tradition and entertainment by renowned Canadian artists including Tenor Robert Pilon, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band and The Pipes and Drums of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

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Tickets will be in short supply for this wonderful event. Kindly RSVP Janet Paul by Oct 27th, 2014 905.633.3480 or

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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 ...


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

RHLI Association Update
30 May 2014

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
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Donate To The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial

Give Honour To Those Who Gave!

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