Regimental nicknames of the Canadian Forces
Many regiments have over the years earned nicknames; some laudatory, some derogatory, but all colourful. Sometimes, the nicknames themselves have overshadowed the actual regimental title, e.g. the "Van Doos" for the Royal 22e Régiment. In some cases the nickname actually replaced it: in 1881, the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot became officially known by its nickname, The Black Watch.
What follows is a list of nicknames of Canadian regiments, arranged alphabetically by regimental title. A brief explanation of the origin of the nickname, where known, is included.
- The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
- Plough Jockeys: from World War II, bestowed because of the regiment's rural roots
- Hasty P's: a play on their name and the short 'bathroom breaks' during wartime
- The Royal Canadian Regiment
- The RCR: the official short title of the regiment
- Shino Boys: a First World War nickname given to The RCR by soldiers of other units, noting the regiment's high standards of dress and deportment 
- The Loyal Edmonton Regiment
- The Eddies
- Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
- The Patricias, the Princess Pats, the Pats
- List of nicknames of British Army regiments
- List of warships by nickname
- Lists of nicknames – nickname list articles on Wikipedia
- Nicknames of U.S. Army divisions
- Regimental website: The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
- Cited in Fighting the Hun From Saddle and Trench by Sgt. William R. Jones
- "Chapter 1", Regimental Manual, pp. 1–3/13, archived from the original (PDF) on February 23, 2011, retrieved February 23, 2011
- Mowat, Farley (1955). The Regiment. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart.