Regimental History

The Regimental roots are with the local Halifax Militia formed in December 1749 to protect citizens of
the newly formed settlement of Halifax. Through the years, it evolved into formed companies,
numbered companies and eventually into six named companies; the Scottish, Mayflower, Halifax
Rifles, Irish, Dartmouth and the Chebucto Greys. From these the 63rd Battalion Halifax Rifles was
formed with seniority from 14 May 1860.

The Regiment saw service in; the Riel Rebellion 1885 , the South African War and World Wars 1 and
11. Emblazoned on its Guidon  are  Battle Honours for:  N.W. CANADA 1885;  SOUTH AFRICA
1899-1900;   MOUNT SORREL and SOMME 1916;  ARRAS, Hill 70 and YPRES 1917; AMIENS,
PURSUIT TO MONS and HINDENBURG LINE 1918.                                                 

       
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THE HALIFAX RIFLES ARMOURY ASSOCIATION

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS   2018-2019
Lt Col Shane Gallant               President
Jim Livingston                         Vice President
Steve Hatcher                          Secretary
Mike Sleigh                             Treasurer
Steve Hatcher                          Recording Secretary                         
Past President                         Rob Cuthbert
Pete Lloyd                                Director                           
Hon Col John Boileau            Director
Hon Lt Col John Young         Director
Lt Col Gary Melville               Director
CWO Mills                              Director
Capt Rick Adams                    Director