Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title


2nd Infantry Division CanadaRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry capbadge

4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division

Dieppe Raid Regiment

Motto: SEMPER PARATUS (Always ready)

Headquarters Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

The regiment mobilized 'The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939, and it was redesignated the '1st Battalion, The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, CASF' on 7 November 1940. It embarked for Britain on 22 July 1940. The battalion took part in the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942. It landed again in France on 5 July 1944, as part of the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 31 December 1945. Source: Canada.ca