1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

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Pro Patria

“For Country”

1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR) is a regular force mechanized infantry battalion based in Petawawa, Ontario and under the command of the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

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  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel J. Vincent, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Patrick A. Lemieux, MMM, CD

The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) 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.

In July 1950, following the Canadian Government decision to send an infantry brigade to fight in the Korean War, The RCR was expanded to three battalions, leading to the re-emergence of the designation “1st Battalion.” As the “Right-of-the-Line” infantry battalion in the Canadian Army, the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment is known for its maintenance of regimental tradition and its high standards of discipline both in garrison and on the battlefield.

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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