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   2017 - 2018
Lt Col Shane Gallant               President
Jim Livingston                   
       Vice President
Jim Jollota                         
       Secretary
Mike Sleigh                       
       Treasurer
Steve Hatcher                   
        Recording Secretary                         
Pete Lloyd                          
       Director                           
H
on Col John Boileau             Director
H
on Lt Col John Young          Director
Lt Col Gary Melville         
       Director
MWO Tony Mosher          
       Director
Capt Rick Adams              
       Director