The 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders: A Regimental History

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The 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders: A Regimental History
Abstract
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada originated in Montreal on January 31, 1862, as the 5th Battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles, Canada. It was redesignated as the 5th Battalion, The Royal Light Infantry of Montreal on 7 November 1862, as the 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers on 19 November 1875. The Regiment officially became a Scottish Regiment when it was redesignated as the 5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers on 27 February 1880. It was subsequently redesignated the 5th Battalion, Royal Scots of Canada on 29 February 1884, the 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada on 8 May 1900, the 5th Regiment, Royal Scots of Canada, Highlanders, on 2 May 1904, the 5th Regiment, Royal Highlanders of Canada, on 1 October 1906, The Royal Highlanders of Canada on 29 March 1920, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) of Canada on 1 January 1930, finally assuming its current name, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada on 1 July 1935. On 16 October 1953, it was amalgamated with the 1st and 2nd Canadian Highland Battalions. It is the oldest highland regiment in Canada.
Place
Montreal
Publisher
Guertin Printing
Date
1904
Language
en
Citation
Chambers, Ernest J. The 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders: A Regimental History. Montreal: Guertin Printing, 1904.
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