For King and Country:
150 Years of The Royal Westminster Regiment

The Royal Westminster Regiment is celebrating its proud tradition of service with a pictorial history book which is now available to the public. The volunteer book team, coordinated by Sergeant Harley, has assembled a comprehensive collection of photographs, facts, memorabilia and records, many of which are being published for the first time. For King and Country costs $100 plus tax.

The Royal Westminster Regiment is the oldest active military unit in British Columbia. It has a 150 year history of service in the County of Westminster, a territory which extends from Burnaby to Boston Bar. The New Westminster Volunteer Rifles, predecessor to The Royal Westminster Regiment, were granted authority by Governor Douglas on November 20, 1863.

The Royal Westminster Regiment has a long history of community involvement. When the Great Fire swept through New Westminster in 1898 and again when record flooding afflicted the Fraser Valley in 1948, The Regiment supported the community through times of crisis. More recently, the Regiment helped fight the Okanagan wild fires of 2003 and provided support to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

As a fighting force, the Westies have been involved in every major conflict of the post-Victorian era. The Primary Reserve Light Infantry Battalion has served in the Boer War, World War I and World War II. It has also augmented numerous oversees deployments on UN and NATO missions in Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. Members are currently serving overseas in Afghanistan and the Sudan.

VIEW a sample of the book here.

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celebrating 150 years of the Royal Westminster Regiment.



A pictorial history celebrating 150 years of The Royal Westminster Regiment.