The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

Unit Identification

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry crest

SEMPER PARATUS

“Always ready”

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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: 905-971-1742

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) is an Army Reserve regiment based in Hamilton with an outlying company in Burlington.  As a Light Infantry Regiment, the RHLI is a force optimized for military operations in complex environments, rapidly deployable through a variety of means, yet not tied to any one platform.

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.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel JP Hoekstra
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Dan Ruiter

Contact Us

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

Phone: 905-972-4001

Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

News

Government invests in modern facilities for Base Petawawa

December 1, 2017 – Petawawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
December 4, 2017

a soldier with razor wire

Bangalores, Belt Buckles, and Brits: 32 Canadian Brigade Group Exercise Culminates in Company Attack

Meaford, Ontario — Approximately 200 soldiers from 32 Canadian Brigade Group, as well as visiting soldiers from the United Kingdom, participated in Exercise STEADFAST WARRIOR 2017 from August 25 to 31, held at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford.
November 1, 2017

A tank crew from the 1st Hussars with their Sherman tank

‘Raise that barrel’: 1st Hussars inspect London, Ontario’s D-Day tank

London, Ontario — Canadians will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 2019 and a group of Army Reserve Veterans in Ontario is working to preserve a valuable artifact from that important day.
October 26, 2017

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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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