ORGANIZATION
BHQ 60TH COY BUFFS COY VICS COY BAND CADETS RHQ
ASSOCIATION
PARENT NFLD-MARITIMES TORONTO CALGARY VANCOUVER ISLAND THE POWDER HORN THE QOR BURSARY
HISTORY
EARLY DAYS THE FENIAN RAID THE NW REBELLION WORLD WAR I WORLD WAR II POST WAR PRESENT DAY RIFLE REGIMENTS VICTORIA CROSS BATTLE HONOURS COLONEL-IN-CHIEF FAMOUS MEMBERS ALLIANCES AIRBORNE ROLE QOR 2010 GALLERY REPOSITORY RSOs
COMMUNITY
MEMORIALS TRUST FUND MUSEUM BLACK NET ST. PAUL'S CANTERBURY THE LAST POST
SOCIAL
CALENDAR JR RANKS' MESS SERGEANTS' MESS OFFICERS' MESS BAND EVENTS KITSHOP MAPLE LEAF CLUB

 

Present Day

On 1 January 1983 The QOR -- the militia battalion based in Toronto -- received an operational tasking to provide a parachute platoon to support 3 Commando of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. In September 1984 the tasking was upgraded to providing two platoons and a company headquarters. In fulfilling this tasking, The Queen's Own have sent Riflemen on the Basic Parachutist Course, Airborne Indoctrination Course, DZ LZ EZ Controller Courses, Packer Rigger Course, Jumpmaster Course and Parachute Instructor Course. The Regiment has also sent Riflemen on exercises and postings with the Airborne Regiment and has supported Tactical Airlift Exercises of the Air Command. After the disbandment of the Canadian Airborne Regiment, an unofficial liaison was formed with 3RCR, Airborne Holding Unit. Today our official tasking is to support the Canadian Parachute Centre in Trenton Ontario.

For a more complete history of The Queen's Own read The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada 1860-1960 One Hundred Years of Canada by Lieutenant Colonel W. T. Barnard, ED, CD, and visit the Regimental Museum at Casa Loma in Toronto. While the original hardcover copy is long out of print, you can buy a reprinted soft cover edition at the Regimental Kit Shop. Work is currently underway to produce an updated history of The Regiment , covering the period from 1960 and is targeted for publication in time for the 150th birthday of The Queen's Own Rifles in 2010.

 

"In Pace Paratus - In Peace Prepared"