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February 22, 2015

Coloured Field Service Caps of the Brockville Rifles

by James J. Boulton The 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles was raised in Brockville, Ontario on 5 October 1866, It was re-designated the 41st Regiment “Brockville Rifles” on 8 May 1900, and then sequentially The Brockville Rifles on 12 March 1920; and the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, The Brockville Rifles on 18 March 1942. The regiment […]

November 2, 2014

Back to Black – The Quest of The Brockville Rifles to Return to Traditional Rank Insignia

By Richard J.S. Law Following the announcement by the Minister of National Defence during the summer of 2013 that the Canadian Army would revert to traditional rank nomenclature for certain trades and units, the adoption of Divisions to replace Commands (grouped by regions), and the re-adoption of “Pips and Crowns” for officer ranks, some units […]

May 24, 2017

The Career Private

by Capt. Richard JS Law From time to time Regimental museums hold artifacts that are sometimes overlooked, perhaps sitting in a dusty cabinets, or drawer and forgotten to the annals of history. These medals, held by The Brockville Rifles Regimental museum, tell an interesting tale; a tale of a painter by trade who sought military […]

January 31, 2015

Parade State – 1908 Quebec Tercentenary

by Clive M. Law The following Parade State is the first step in an on-going research project on the Pattern 1908 ‘Star’ Helmet Plate worn by many of the troops on parade. As more information is uncovered this article will be updated. (1) Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College – 1 Company (2) Corps Troops Royal […]