Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada marks its 150th. anniversary this month. The original unit the Second Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada was formed on 26 April 1860. Units participated in the Fenian raids, the Northwest Rebellion, First, Second and Korean Wars.
During the First War the Queen’s own provided the majority of men in the 3rd. Battalion of the Canadian Corps. The Queen’s Own also recruited for the 83rd., 95th.,166th.,and the 255th. Battalions. In May 1920 the regiment was renamed the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.