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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.

http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2014/05/09/south-west-asia-theatre-honours

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.



New Interactive Kit Display

Check out what types of kit and equipment The Royal Hamilton Light Infanteer gets the opportunity to train with.

Visit our Interactive Kit Display to get close-ups and descriptions.

Is this where you see your future?

Be sure to give our Recruiting Officer a call:
905-972-4001
(ask for Recruiting 8 am - 4 pm)
RHLI.Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

rhli.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

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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What's New ...



LCol Stepaniuk receives
Prestigious Foreign Award



13th Ceremonial Guard
Golf Tournament



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


Canada Post RHLI 150th Commemorative Stamp


Canada Post RHLI 150th Commemorative Stamp Ordering Form


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

Book - THE FIGHTING RILEYS
Order Form


Are you a Canadian veteran of a United Nations mission? You now have your own Association! Visit www.cavunp.org. For local information, contact cavunpsouthcentral@hotmail.com


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

and
The RHLI 150th Commemorative Sword

GOING FAST!!!


The RHLI 13th Battalion Ceremonial Guard


The RHLI - 150 Years of Service


Of Interest ...

New information about the RHLI Association and their services!

Cadets
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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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