Gift Shop Stock Taking : 13 to 16 December 2016

The museum gift shop will be closed between 13 and 16 December 2016 for annual stock taking. Medal mounting orders will be accepted during this period, but the service will be delayed due to the inventory activity. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you back on 17 December 2016 for some Christmas shopping.


Happy 133rd Birthday, The Royal Canadian Regiment!
The Royal Canadian Regiment will be 133 years young on 21 December 2016. On this day in 1883, a bill in parliament approved the creation of the first Regular Army unit, the Infantry School Corps. Three companies were formed and located in Fredericton (NB), St-Jean, QC and Toronto, ON. In 1886 a fourth Company was added in London, ON. These four units formed later the Regiment of Royal Canadian Infantry (as of 1896), the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry (as of 1899) and eventually The Royal Canadian Regiment, a name that hasn’t changed since 1901.

 

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The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, as a component of The Royal Canadian Regiment, will preserve, collect and present artifacts, archives and other militaria that are relevant for the history of the Regiment in order to assist in building pride, esprit and solidarity amongst all members of The RCR family. The Museum will also foster a deeper understanding of the Regimental experience, within the broader context of military and Canadian history, among other veterans, communities in the London area and all Canadians.

The RCR Museum will promote and enhance the pride that Canadians have in their military and its achievements through ensuring they know the story of one of our nation's great Regiments.