The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment

Unit Identification

The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment crest

NUNQUAM CEDE

"Never yield"

Location

Kingston Armoury
100 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON
K7K 3E8

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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

Name: PWOR Recruiting 
Phone: 613-541-5010, Ext. 2882
Email: pwor.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sept-Jun): 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. and one weekend per month.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Medium Logistical Vehicle Wheeled (MLVW)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Military Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment (PWOR) has served Kingston for over 150 years, and was a major contributor of people and resources to the aid, defense and interests of Canada during major and minor historical events during the late 1800s and throughout the 1900s.

Today, the PWOR continues to hire, train and develop Reservists so that they can volunteer to deploy and make a difference in the modern-day world. You too can join with and train with Kingston’s Infantry Regiment, so that the Canadian Forces can continue to:

  • Fight fire, floods, ice and other natural disasters
  • Help deliver life-saving aid to disaster-stricken areas of the world, and
  • Contribute to Global Stability and Security

Join the Canadian Army.
We are Strong. We are Proud. We are Ready.

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 Steve Taylor
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer J. MacKenzie, CDMMM

Contact Us

The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment
Kingston Armoury
100 Montreal St.
Kingston, ON K7K 3E8

Phone: 613-541-5010, Ext. 5880

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

News

Collective training during Exercise FROZEN GUNNER

Teamwork: Regular and Reserve Force artillery units train together

Shilo, Manitoba — I have been on several gun exercises throughout my career, but this was the first time I was going to see the “big guns” in action.
June 4, 2018

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja, Ukraine headquarters in Starychi

Infantry captain’s roots run through his regiment and back to India

Hamilton, Ontario — Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja’s South Asian heritage means a lot to him. It has also provided him with context and a sense of pride in his role with the Canadian Army Reserve (ARes).
May 28, 2018

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Our History

The regiment was created on January 16, 1863 as the 14th battalion Volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada from the amalgamation of Kingston’s seven independent rifle companies. Shortly after the wedding of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the regiment asked for and was given permission to become The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment.

During the Fenian Raids of 1864 and 1866, when Irish extremists attempted to bring Britain to her knees by attacking Canada, the regiment was called to active duty, both to Niagara and later to Cornwall. The band mace presented to the regiment by its officers “IN REMEMBERANCE OF CORNWALL” is in the regimental museum.

Read more of our history.

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