Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, based out of Montreal, Quebec, originated in 1869. The Regiment first saw action when the North West Rebellion broke out in 1885, and then again in the First World War and the Second World War.

On the first of September 1939, the Regiment mobilized Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, C.A.S.F. In July of 1940, they were shipped to Iceland where they spent three months before setting sail for the United Kingdom in October.

When 19 August 1942, came about, Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were originally assigned to capture the invasion barges in the harbour of Dieppe and sail them back to England, if possible. However, a significant misunderstanding occurred. When the headquarters ship received a misleading message, telling them that one small party had made its way into the town and was making headway, Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were sent it to assist, only to find that the small party was not making headway, but was pinned down and exposed to heavy gun fire by their German enemies. The raid at Dieppe, for Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, resulted in 119 fatal casualties.

In July of 1944, the Regiment travelled to northwestern Europe, where they remained until the end of the war. Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were disbanded on 15 December 1945.

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