The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

Unit Identification

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry crest

SEMPER PARATUS

“Always ready”

Location

John Weir Foote VC Armoury
200 James St. North
Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L1

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 905-972-4001, Ext. 4168
Email: DND.HAM.B31.PResRecruiting-RecrutementPres.MDN@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons :

Vehicles:

  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Militarized Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Mission Task

A number of Army Reserve units have been assigned specific Mission Tasks. Members within these units are trained in these specific capabilities and ready to be fully integrated, as a formed entity, into the Regular Force units that they reinforce.

The mission task for our unit is: Influence Activities – A company of 52 members, which is trained in the employment of population group influence techniques, including Psychological Operations and Civil-Military Cooperation, to provide behavioural and psychological effects on those populations in support of a Commander’s intent or mission.

Who We Are

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) is a reserve unit of 31 Canadian Brigade Group, whose task is to augment Canada’s military with trained infantrymen and influence activities personnel.

The RHLI is looking for dedicated, fit and confident men and women with an interest in challenging training as infantry soldiers. New members in High School or University with time to work one evening a week, one weekend a month, and full-time during the summer are prime candidates. On top of infantry training, members of the RHLI have the opportunity to learn influence activity skills which includes civil-military cooperation and psychological warfare. For those interested in the psychological aspects of war, the RHLI will provide advanced training and multiple opportunities for employment.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel J.P. Hoekstra, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer M. Brewster, CD

Contact Us

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
John Weir Foote VC Armoury
200 James St. North
Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L1

Phone: 905-972-4001, Ext. 4150

News

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Our History

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.

The official history of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) can be found on the Directorate of History and Heritage website.

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