Happy Birthday! The Royal Newfoundland Regiment is 225 Years Old!

 

Today marks the 225th Anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Foot in 1795. The current Royal Newfoundland Regiment traces its traditions over 225 years to include the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry who fought valiantly in the War of 1812 and the Royal Newfoundland Companies providing garrison duties to Newfoundland in the mid 19th century.

 

The lineage also includes the famous Royal Newfoundland Regiment of the First World War,

the Newfoundland Regiment of the Second World War and two artillery units, the 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment and the 166th (Newfoundland) Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery. 

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment was re-mustered in 1949 as a reserve unit of the Canadian Army and continues to service the people of Newfoundland and Canada. 

 

Happy Birthday to

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment,

Better than the Best! 

 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are safely celebrating this milestone from our individual homes. Here are some pictures from last years parade to commemorate the 224th Birthday.

Gallery 2019 Birthday Service Part I

Part II

 

To learn more about the Royal Newfoundland Regiment please visit our page at  http://rnfldrmuseum.ca/regimental-history/

 

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