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
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

 

60th Company

60th Company is the largest rifle company and is based at Moss Park Armoury. It has the bulk of the Queen’s Own Rifles’ jumpers. While the focus of training is on full-spectrum operations, there is an ongoing effort to maintain the unit’s airborne tactical skills. With the safe return of our soldiers from Afghanistan, 60th Coy will be looking at passing on the lessons learned that they brought back from Afghanistan.

Alliance with 60th Regiment, King’s Royal Rifle Corps

In response to the irregular forest warfare the British Army faced in the French and Indian Wars, a special Act of Parliament in 1755 created the 60th Royal American Regiment made up of four battalions of American colonists. They won them the motto 'Celer et Audax' (Swift and Bold) from General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec. Two battalions of the KRRC fought successfully throughout the American Revolutionary War. When Lord Wellesley landed in Portugal in 1808, 5 Battalion, 60th Regt was the first unit ashore at Montego Bay and at the start it was brigaded with the 95th to form a brigade of Riflemen. Wellesley’s standing orders laid down that these two units should always form the vanguard when the army moved. Sixteen of the 60th’s list of battle honours came from this campaign.

In the early days of World War II during the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to Dunkirk, 2nd Battalion, 60th KRRC, together with 1st Rifle Brigade and Queen Victoria's Rifles, tenaciously held the perimeter at Calais against advancing German armour for three vital days to prevent the Germans from interfering with the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk.

In 1958, the KRRC merged with other Rifle regiments to form the new Royal Green Jackets. The Royal Green Jackets subsequently served in Borneo, Germany, Berlin, Gibraltar, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. They have again been merged to form The Rifles.

 

"In Pace Paratus - In Peace Prepared"