Royal Montreal Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Royal Montreal RegimentCanada shoulder title

 

1st Canadian ArmyRoyal Montreal Regiment capbadge

First Canadian Army Troops

Dieppe Raid Regiment

Motto: HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE (Shame on him who thinks ill of it)

Headquarters Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The regiment mobilized the 'The Royal Montreal Regiment (Machine Gun), CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated '1st Battalion, The Royal Montreal Regiment (Machine Gun), CASF' on 7 November 1940, and converted to armour and redesignated '32nd Reconnaissance Regiment (Royal Montreal Regiment), CAC, CASF' on 25 January 1943. It was converted to infantry and redesignated: 'First Army Headquarters Defence Company (Royal Montreal Regiment), CASF' on 12 April 1944; and 'First Canadian Army Headquarters Defence Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment), CASF' on 5 April 1945. This unit embarked for the Britain on 7 December 1939. On 28 July 1944, the company landed in France as a unit of First Canadian Army Troops, and it continued to serve in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 30 September 1945. On 24 May 1944, a sub-unit of the regiment, designated 'No. 9 Defence and Employment Platoon (Royal Montreal Regiment), CIC, CASF', was mobilized in England. On 27 June 1944, it landed in France as a unit of First Canadian Army Troops, and it continued to serve in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas platoon was disbanded on 16 October 1945.