Regiments At Vimy

Battle of Vimy Ridge – Battle Honour Regiments

At the outset of the First World War the Canadian Expeditionary Force was by and large formed out of newly created units in addition to the Regular Forces and Reserve units (Permanent Forces and the Militia in 1914 terminology). These new units were traditionally designated as numbered battalions, for example the 37th Battalion. This created a huge problem at the end of the war. With the inevitable disbanding of the units of the CEF military officials came to realize that the history and battle honors won by these new units would be lost forever. A special commission was thus established in order to aid in the preservation of these honours through the linking of disbanding units to Regular and Reserve units with the Canadian Military.

The list of Regiments displayed is a combination of Permanent Force units that fought and won the Battle Honour Vimy, 1917 and the Regiments that perpetuated that Battle Honour from the numbered battalions of the CEF.


Primary Reserve Unit


1st Hussars London, ON
24th Battalion Victoria Rifles of Canada Montreal, QC
48th Highlanders of Canada Toronto, ON
Governor General’s Foot Guards Ottawa, ON
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Hamilton, ON
The Black Watch of Canada Montreal, QC
The British Columbia Dragoons Kelowna, BC
The British Columbia Regiment Vancouver, BC
The Calgary Highlanders Calgary, AB
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Ottawa, ON
The Canadian Grenadier Guards Montreal, QC
The Canadian Scottish Regiment Victoria, BC
The Cape Breton Highlanders Sydney, NS
The Essex and Kent Scottish Windsor, ON
The Governor General’s Horse Guards Toronto, ON
The King’s Own Calgary Regiment Calgary, AB
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Thunder Bay, ON
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Edmonton, AB
The North Saskatchewan Regiment Saskatoon, SK
The Nova Scotia Highlanders Truro, NS
The Ontario Regiment Oshawa, ON
The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Edmonton, AB
The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment Kingston, ON
The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Winnipeg, MB
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Toronto, ON
The Queen’s York Rangers Toronto, ON
4e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment Laval, QC
6e Bataillon, Royal 22e Regiment Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
The Royal Canadian Hussars Montreal, QC
4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment London, ON
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Hamilton, ON
The Royal Montreal Regiment Westmount, QC
The Royal New Brunswick Regiment Fredericton, NB
The Royal Regiment of Canada Toronto, ON
The Royal Regina Rifles Regina, SK
The Royal Westminster Regiment New Westminster, BC
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Winnipeg, MB
The Saskatchewan Dragoons Moose Jaw, SK
The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Vancouver, BC
The Sherbrooke Hussars Sherbrooke, QC
The South Alberta Light Horse Medicine Hat, AB
The Toronto Scottish Regiment Toronto, ON