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Welcome to the RHLI

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry is always ready to protect Canada at home and abroad. Established on December 11th, 1862 as the 13th Battalion Volunteer Militia, the RHLI is the oldest infantry regiment in the Hamilton-Burlington area. The RHLI has been present in every Canadian military campaign and the history of the Regiment reflects the history of the nation it serves. “Rileys”, as they are known, were present at the Battle of Ridgeway during the Fenian Raids, the Red River uprising and the Boer War. In both World Wars, Rileys distinguished themselves, and members also served in Korea. Rileys have also served in the former Republic of Yugoslavia, Kuwait, The Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and Afghanistan. Furthermore the RHLI continues to step up when the country requires aid during natural disasters working to protect and rebuild in times of need.

Mise sur pied le 11 décembre 1862 en tant que 13th Battalion Volunteer Militia, le RHLI est le plus vieux régiment d’infanterie de la région d’Hamilton et de Burlington. Le RHLI a participé à toutes les campagnes militaires canadiennes, et son histoire reflète celle de la nation qu’il sert. Les « Rileys », comme on les appelle, étaient présents lors de la bataille de Ridgeway pendant les raids des Féniens, lors de la Rébellion de la rivière Rouge et lors de la guerre des Boers. Les Rileys se sont distingués durant les deux guerres mondiales. Ils ont aussi servi en Corée ainsi que dans l’ancienne République fédérale de Yougoslavie, au Kuwait, au Congo, en Sierra Leone, en Haïti et en Afghanistan.


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