Royal 22e Régiment

Royal 22e Régiment (R22eR)

(Author Photo)

(Fredericton Region Museum Collection)

Royal 22e Régiment, Kings crown hat badge from the First and Second World War

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, PA-177114)

Royal 22e Régiment soldiers landing on the beach at Reggio di Calabria on the morning of 3 September 1943.

(Maxime Boldeau Photo)

Royal 22e Régiment, hat badge, Queens crown hat badge, present day.

The Royal 22e Régiment is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. Known colloquially in English as the Van Doos or in French as le Vingt-deuxième, the mostly francophone regiment currently is comprised of three regular force battalions, two reserve force battalions and a band, making it the largest regiment in the Canadian Army.

The headquarters (maison-mère) of the regiment is located in the Citadelle of Quebec in Quebec City, also the site of the regimental museum, and all three of its regular battalions are stationed at CFB Valcartier, some 15 km outside of Quebec City.

Royal 22e Régiment shoulder flash.

Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 2266168)

R 22eR stamp, 1989.

Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3560964)

Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Régiment in a Universal Carrier taking part in a training exercise, England, May 1941.

Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3238931)

Major Marie-Edmond Paul Garneau, of the Royal 22e Regiment, with the Distinguished Service Order he received for "gallant and distinguished services in the combined attack on Dieppe". Photo taken after his investiture at Buckingham Palace, 27 October 1942.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3516224)

Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Régiment boarding a Landing Craft Infantry to move 150 miles along the coast, Catanzaro Marina, Italy, 16 September 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3396545)

Personnel of Le Royal 22e Régiment getting ready for disembarkation, Villapiana, Italy, 16 September 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521114)

Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Régiment receiving Holy Communion from the unit's chaplain, H/Major Leo Gratton, before going on a reconnaissance patrol, Italy, October 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521116)

Three Officers of the Royal 22e Régiment and one with the Three Rivers Regiment equipped with Sherman tanks, are shown here reviewing plans during the advance on Busso, Italy, October 1943.


(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405751)

Snipers of the Royal 22e Régiment, Liri River valley, Italy, 23 May 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405747)

Officers of the Royal 22e Régiment, Major Paul Triquet, VC, 2nd from the left, San Leonardo di Ortona, Italy, 26 January 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3224163)

Major Paul Triquet, V.C., Royal 22e Régiment, Quebec City, Québec, Canada, 12 April 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3239426)

A company sergeant-major of the Royal 22e Régiment searching German prisoners-of-war, Italy, 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3578068)

New Brunswick group, Royal 22e Régiment, near Cattolica, Italy, 24-25 November 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521115)

Company Sergeant-Major Irene Roy distributing rum ration to infantrymen of the Royal 22e Régiment, who are in weapon pits along the main road between Gildone and Campobasso, Italy, October 1943.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3521117)

Infantrymen of the Royal 22e Regiment shooting target practice on a Bren gun range near Cattolica, Italy, ca. 24-25 November 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3599777)

A Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporter interviewing two parachute-qualified officers, one from the Royal 22e Régiment, and one with a British Parachute Regiment badge and Canada shoulder flash, who are part of the First Rotation Leave, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 8 December 1944.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3240070)

Privates Dougal, M. Guerette and A. Corneau, all of the Royal 22e Régiment, warming their hands around a small fire, Ravenna, Italy, 10 February 1945.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3223280)

Company Sergeant-Major G.O. Parent (left) of the Royal 22e Régiment playing gin rummy with an unidentified Canadian member of the disbanded First Special Service Force at No. 1 Canadian Repatriation Depot (Canadian Army Miscellaneous Units), Thursley, England, 22 May 1945.

Korea

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3509558)

The morning after a great battle, Royal 22e Régiment mortar platoon ready to fire, Korea, Nov 1951.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3228435)

Soldiers of the Royal 22e Régiment in a front-line position in Korea. (L-R): Privates A.F. Proulx, J.M. Aubin, December 1952.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3397765)

Hockey championship match between teams of 1st Battalion, PPCLI and 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Regiment, "Imjin Gardens", Korea, 11 March 1952.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3405766)

Personnel of Baker Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment manning machine gun, Korea, 18 June 1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235621)

Royal 22e Régiment soldiers on a familiarization tour in Korea, c1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235617)

Royal 22e Régiment soldiers on a familiarization tour in Korea, c1953.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235608)

1er Bn Royal 22e Régiment soldiers standby battalion in training, ca 1960s.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235605)

1er Bn Royal 22e Régiment soldiers standby battalion in training, ca 1960s.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235607)

1er Bn Royal 22e Régiment soldiers standby battalion in training, ca 1960s.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234391)

Royal 22e Régiment soldiers with their mascot on parade, La Citadelle de Québec, ca 1965.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4221644)

Two personnel of 4 Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers, man a Ferret scout car while a armoured personnel carrier of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, swims the Weser River during NATO's exercise "Rob Roy" in Germany. On the right is an assault boat manned by combat divers of RCE, flown from Canada for the exercise. The crossing was made in early-morning fog, September 1967.

(Musée Royal 22e Régiment - Caporal David Robert Photo)

La Citadelle de Québec, home of the Royal 22e Régiment.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 5301074)

Royal 22e Régiment soldiers on watch with C9 machine gun at an observation post in Kanesatake, and razor wire fence erected in background, 28-29 August 1990.