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The Black Watch is the oldest highland regiment in Canada.
Volunteers have served since the regiment's inception in Montreal on January 31st, 1862 as the 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada. The rise of American military strength during the Civil War concerned Canada. The government authorized formation of militia regiments. Each of six Montreal Scottish chieftains responded by raising an infantry company for the 5th Battalion. Eventually, eight companies were raised for border service. Since then, thousands of Canadian citizens have served in the Black Watch. In addition to Canadian border security, they have fought in the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korean War; bolstered NATO operations in Europe and UN peacekeeping worldwide; and provided aid-to-the-civil-power, most recently during the Quebec and Eastern Ontario ice storm disaster.

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Battlefield Tour 2014

blackwatch_copyThe 2014 Battlefield Tour

Join the Montreal Black Watch Association for a 13 day tour in occasion of many historical celebrations and commemorations of Europe`s liberation!

This tour will take you through regions of France, Belgium and the Netherlands. We will land in Paris and drive to Normandy. Tour the region and visit the 1944 Canadian, American and British landing sites and museums. Continue to Dieppe to explore the 1942 Dieppe Raid objectives. Visit WW1 sites as Vimy Ridge and Ieper salient. Join in the 70th Anniversary Dutch Liberation Ceremonies and events in southern Holland.

Enjoy the history with our professional and our tour guides, the scenic beauty of the lands, and participate in Anniversary events.

For general information about the tour, or to get your name on the interest list, contact the Montreal Black Watch – Gord Ritchie at ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or 514-331-8497 (evenings only).

Full details about this tours can be viewed in the attached documents. 2014 Overview | 2014 Itinerary

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Montreal, QC H3A 2K2

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