1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

The Royal Canadian Regiment badge

Pro Patria

“For Country”

1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment is a regular force light infantry battalion, part of the 4th Canadian Division's 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488

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  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel John Summerfield, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Donovan Crawford, CD

The Royal Canadian Regiment was formed as The Infantry School Corps on 21 December 1883. Since that date, the Regiment has been involved in nearly every conflict and operation which has seen the deployment of Canadian Forces units or personnel.

Find out more about this regiment’s history.

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
Victoria Barracks
PO BOX 9999 Stn Main
Petawawa, ON K8H 2X3

General Inquires: 613-687-5511, Ext. 7123
Administrative: 613-687-5511, Ext. 6704

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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