The Royal Westminster Regiment Historical Society and Museum

 

The Regimental Museum is located in the Armoury situated at 530 Queens Ave New Westminster BC. It is normally open on Tuesday and Thursday's from 11am to 3pm. Tours are available but you must contact the Museum staff to arrange something. Contact 604-526-5116  Email - Herb Hamm

 
NEW - 12 October 08- Historical 8mm movies of the Regiment. Click here.

 Opening Ceremony of The Royal Westminster Regiment Museum

15 April 1973

 

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Founding Members List

World War Two Name List

A list of names has been assembled for those men that joined the Regiment from September 1939 to late 1941. A second list of 2nd Battalion names has been added on 24 June.

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Photographs of the Museum

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To find out what has been added to the web site since your last visit, go to the Updates page and it will list the new items added.

Presentation of Colours

This fourteen page brochure was for the Presentation of Colours to The British Columbia Dragoons and The Royal Westminster Regiment in Victoria on 19 May 1967. On parade were the 1st Battalion The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. Click here.

Victoria Cross Recipients of the Regiment

John Keefer Mahony

Filip Konowal

The Royal Westminster Regiment 1863 to 1988

Former CO of the Regiment, Fred Wilks produced a 70 page history book of the Regiment for the 125th Anniversary in 1988. His book has been scanned and placed on the web site for viewing. To enjoy this great book Click Here.

Westminster War Diary

The Westminster War Diary is now on line to read. The book was published in the 1960's and has been out of print. The author, Jim Oldfield, gladly gave permission to have it placed on the web site. Click here to read it. Jim also wrote an article about General Hoffmeister called the Mighty Maroon Machine. There is two great images attached to the article so check them out. Click here to view.

The Westminster Regiment (M.G.) C.A.S.F. 1940

A book with over fifty pages of the Regiment based at the barracks at 10th Avenue and 8th Street in New Westminster. Have a look at the camp, the Officers and the Men of the Westie's before deployment overseas. Click Here

Photographs of WWII

131st Westminster Overseas Battalion in 1916. This 50 plus page book of photographs and names has been scanned and is now available for viewing. Click here to view.

Dedication Ceremony for Konowal/Mahony VC Cairn
Photographs from the April 5, 1997 ceremony. Click here.
Memorial Display Case
Former serving member Wayne McCallum has built a display stand for the recently produced Memorial Book of WWI and WWII of our fallen soldiers. You must check this out. Click here
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