The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Unit Identification

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“No one shall touch me with impunity”

Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Phone: 514-496-1686, Ext. 241

Or contact

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

When We Train

We generally parade on Tuesday evenings between 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

Who We Are

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, also known as the RHR or the Black Watch, is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. The Black Watch is the oldest highland regiment in Canada. In response to the rise of American military strength during the Civil War, the Canadian government authorized the formation of militia regiments. Six Scottish chieftains in Montreal responded to the government’s call by raising an infantry company for the 5th Battalion. Eventually, eight companies would be raised for border service. Since then, thousands of Canadians have served with the Black Watch. In addition to ensuring border security, they have fought in the Boer War, WWI, WWII and the Korean War, they have bolstered NATO operations in Europe and UN peacekeeping operations worldwide, and they have provided aid to civil authorities, more recently during the ice storm in Quebec and Eastern Ontario.

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

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Plourde
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Campbell

Contact Us

The Black Watch Regiment of Canada
2067 Bleury St
Montreal, QC
H3A 2K2

Phone: 514-496-1686


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Our History

The official history of the Black Watch (Royal Highlander Regiment) of Canada can be found at the Directorate of History and Heritage website.

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