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   2016-2017


Rob Cuthbert                                     President and Director

Jim Livingston                                  Vice President and Director

Jim Jollota                                        Secretary and Director

Mike Sleigh                                      Treasurer and Director

Steve Hatcher                                    Recording  Secretary and Director

Pete Lloyd                                         Director

Major Gary Melville                         Director

MWO Tony Mosher                          Director

WO Andrew MacDonald                 Director

Colonel John Boileau                      Director   

Captain Rick  Adams                       Director