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

 

THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES
PARENT ASSOCIATION

The Association is comprised of serving and past members of the Regiment as well as their family members and others deemed to be friends of the Regiment. The Association began during the First World War and unlike many patriotic organizations formed at that time, has continued its work, and remains today an important factor in the life of the Regiment.

To quote from the Association’s 1937 yearbook, “It was during 1916, that Major-General Sir Henry Pellatt called a meeting of ex-members of the Regiment to consider the advisability of forming an association having for its object the forwarding of food and comforts to those members of the Queen’s Own who were at that time prisoners of war in Germany, and about whom disturbing reports were circulating as to their suffering. An association was formed and work proceeded with immediately. Later this work included the forwarding of comforts to men of overseas units and drafts which had their inception in the Queen’s Own Rifles.”

That first meeting was held on October 10th, 1916, in Sir Henry’s Toronto home, Casa Loma, and was originally called the Queen’s Own Rifles Ex-Members Association.

When the constitution and rules of the Association were first written and adopted in 1919, the article dealing with the objects of the Association read as follows: “The Association is formed for the purpose of furthering in such loyal, patriotic, and beneficent ways, as shall from time to time be found advisable in the interests of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and the members and ex-members thereof and their dependents.” This article remains in our constitution to this day.

Today, the Association is much more social in nature and has become a focal point for fellow Riflemen to keep in touch right across the country. We currently have four branches of the Association in Canada; Newfoundland & Maritimes, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver Island. For information on how to join the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Association, or for information and news regarding the branch nearest you, click on the appropriate Branch dropdown under the associates heading.

Once in the Queen’s Own, Always in the Queen’s Own!

 

"In Pace Paratus - In Peace Prepared"