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.                                                 

           
Click


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                           
Hon Col John Boileau            Director
Hon Lt Col John Young         Director
Lt Col Gary Melville               Director
MWO Tony Mosher                Director
Capt Rick Adams                    Director