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

 

Buffs Company

Buffs Company is the QOR's new company authorized under the Land Forces Restructuring of the Reserves (LFRR). The growth of this company began two years ago as a recruit platoon within Victoria Company (Vics). Vics continues to have the responsibility to train recruits and the QOR has its quota filled with every course. Graduating recruits from Vics will expand Buffs from the 1 platoon that will move into Scarborough, to a full company over time. Vics also continues to feed 60th Company to ensure that we compensate for the normal attrition attributed to retirement, component transfer to the regular force and the few that come to realize that the reserve commitment is more than they can carry.

Alliance with The Buffs

According to QOR Regimental history, on 13 August 1910 QOR paraded with 633 men, marching towards Union Station to commence a voyage to Aldershot in the United Kingdom in order to participate in the autumn manoeuvres of 1910. Sir Henry Pellatt brought the Regiment to the U.K. under his command at his own expense. The troops arrived in Liverpool on 27 August 1910. On 02 September 1910 the battalion, in full marching order went on a 13 mile route march with The Buffs (East Kent) Regiment. It was soon noticed that the Buffs and QOR used the same Regimental, a tune known as "The Regimental Quick Step of the Buffs" composed for The Buffs by Handel. Sir Henry explained to the Buffs that permission had been granted the QOR by the Buffs to adopt the tune towards the end of 1882. Documentation was found in the Buffs archive.

Militia Order No. 85 of 21 February 1914 read as follows: "His Majesty The King has been graciously pleased to approve of the 2nd Regiment, Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, being made an Allied Regiment of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)."

Buffs Company was recreated in 2004 as QOR's new company authorized under the Land Forces Restructuring of the Reserves (LFRR). The growth of this company began as a recruit platoon within Victoria Company (Vics). Vics continues to have the responsibility to train recruits and the QOR has its quota filled with every course.

Buffs Company occupied the new Colonel CO Dalton DSO and Colonel HE Dalton DSO Armoury on 25 April 2006, a day before the Regimental Birthday. The opening attracted large numbers from the Regimental Family, Scarborough branches of the Royal Canadian Legion and members of the community.

Situated near the 401 and Markham Road, this new armoury has become a valuable place to train and has been host to a number of social events, such as a fund raising dinner for the Tony Stacey Centre for Veteran Care.

The Dalton Armoury is located at 37 Mid-Dominion Acres Scarborough On M1S 5K5. Mid-Dominion runs north from Milner Ave, between McCowan and Markham Roads.

 

"In Pace Paratus - In Peace Prepared"