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Quiz by E3161 Victoria Edwards…

The Royal Military College of Canada has a collection of British Regimental Silver, which had belonged to the 100th Regiment and, later, to the 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment. The 1st Battalion was raised as the 100th Regiment of Foot in Canada in March 1858. The Leinster Regiment was, through the work of a former Colonel of the Regiment, Major-General Upton Prior associated with two distinguished Canadian regiments: 10th Royal Grenadiers of Toronto and 100th Grenadiers of Winnipeg. Major General George Upton Prior first joined the Leinster Regiment, then the 100th Regiment of Foot, in the 1860s.

1. The battalion officers had originally donated a collection of British Regimental silver to the officers’ mess of which regiment?

A) Royal Canadian Regiment

B) Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

C) 10th Royal Grenadiers of Toronto

D) 100th Grenadiers of Winnipeg

E) Governor General’s Foot Guards

 

2. The Government of Canada placed the Leinster Regiment silver collection, in trust, with the Commandant of the RMC in what year?

A) Col Edward Osborne Hewett (1886)

B) 151 LGen Sir Archibald Macdonell (1922)

C) 1841 Brigadier D.G. Cunningham (1948)

D) 2364 Air Commodore Leonard Birchall (1966)

 

3. The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment’s silver is on display at Royal Military College of Canada in    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A) Commandant’s residence and Commandant’s office

B) Currie Hall and Senate Chamber

C) Senior Staff Mess (Officers Mess) and Museum (Fort Frederic).

D) Sawyer Building and Fort Haldimand

4. A plaque which enumerates the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment locations of service is on display in RMC’s…

A) Senior Staff Mess

B) Museum (Fort Frederic).

C) Currie Hall

D) Senate Chamber

E) Massey Library

1 Answer A) The battalion officers had originally donated a collection of British Regimental silver belonged to the 100th Regiment and, later, to the 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment to the officers’ mess of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

2 Answer: B) When the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) was disbanded in 1922, they gave it, in trust, to the Government of Canada, which in turn, placed the collection, in trust, with the Commandant of the RMC, 151 LGen Sir Archibald Macdonell.

3 Answer: C) The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)’s silver is on display at Royal Military College of Canada in the Senior Staff Mess and Museum (Fort Frederic).

4 Answer: a) The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) plaque is on display in the Senior Staff Mess, Royal Military College of Canada.

 

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Did you know?

The 1st Battalion was raised as the 100th Regiment of Foot in Canada in March 1858. The Leinster Regiment was, through the work of a former Colonel of the Regiment, Major-General Upton Prior associated with two distinguished Canadian regiments: 10th Royal Grenadiers of Toronto and 100th Grenadiers of Winnipeg. Major General Upton Prior first joined the Regiment, then the 100th Regiment of Foot, in the 1860s. The battalion officers had originally donated a collection of British Regimental silver belonged to the 100th Regiment and, later, to the 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regiment to the officers’ mess of the Royal Canadian Regiment. When the Royal Canadian Regiment was disbanded in 1922, they gave it, in trust, to the Government of Canada, which in turn, placed the collection, in trust, with commandant of the RMC. Some pieces are on display in the College’s Senior Staff Mess, and other select pieces are on display at the museum. For more information on the Regiment’s history, see the http://www.leinster-regiment-association.org.uk/

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