Talk:The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

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Verrieres Ridge[edit]

There isn't anything on here about the massacre at Verrieres Ridge.

Climie.ca 18:39, 10 April 2007 (UTC) Cam

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Picture[edit]

I don't know what the other violations are about exactly but I was thinking that a picture of the fortress of the regiment in Montreal (on Bleury) would do well here. It would portray the grandness and sophistication of the Black Watch of Canada and the important contribution its made to Canada's history. Canking (talk) 18:40, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Cool[edit]

Its my regiment!!! Comeau

Assessment[edit]

Rated the article class=start today; while it appears to have good coverage of the subject, it is lacking in inline referencing and doesn't list many sources. PKT(alk) 18:36, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Major Edit (Removal of unencyclopaedic sections)[edit]

I have acted boldly and removed a large chunk of very unencyclopaedic material. Although some of the information provided may be valid much of the work was not and was written in a 1st hand narrative. This needs to be completely rewritten to an encyclopaedic style. Apologies if I have removed your edit or well intentioned information. Ozdaren (talk) 05:48, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

The Real Origins, and History of the Begging of the Black Watch “Royal Highland Regiment” Of Canada. According to the Militia Act of 1855 further amended in 1859.



In the Origins or tracing back the Lineage of the CDN Black Watch many Historians, researchers and Canada’s Red Hackle Magazine { See summer and spring Issue 2007 page 4 the Canadian Connection} have concluded that.



In the book “The 5th Regiment Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders” A regimental history written by Captain Ernest J. Chambers in 1904. page 33, paragraph 5 he states "The 5th Battalion Royal Light Infantry" was organized under General Orders of January 31st 1862. Mr. Chambers got the date right but the name of the Regiment wrong. Even Canada’s Red Hackle magazine got the name wrong and the event; there was never a threat of invasion by the U.S.



From the research I've done concerning the TRENT Affair, both Britain & Canada were ready to go to war and attack the U.S. over the "Trent Affair". Britain had sent troops, supplies and munitions to Canada in the event the U.S. did not release the men taken from the Trent, and also submit ample apologies for the insult to the British flag. If not, then Britain would have declared war on the U.S. Note the Links that indicate that Britain was going to use Canada as a platform to invade the U.S. There was never an American invasion looming, we were going to be the invaders. Therefore with the threat of Britain and Canada invading the U.S. looming. I provided only 2 links of so many that I found.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britain_in_the_American_Civil_War



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Affair



As Chambers writes on page 33 paragraph 3, Towards the end of November 1861, word reached Canada of the Trent outrage. The British mail steamer, "Trent" had been stopped on the high seas by the U.S.S. "San Jaeinto," boarded by a party of armed marines, and Messrs. Mason and Sliddell, the Confederate commissioners, .seized, in spite of the protests of the "Trent's" captain, and taken on board the "San Jaeinto." At the news of this wanton outrage upon the British flag, a wave of indignation swept over the British Empire, and Britons everywhere demanded that the Confederate commissioners be restored to the protection of the British flag and full reparation made. Although the question at issue was not one of special Canadian interest, and although it was realized that if war took place the United States would try to make Canada the scene of active operations, in no part of the Empire was there a more set determination that the outraged honour of the Empire be avenged than in Canada. For once the British government took a firm stand against its obstreperous offspring across the Atlantic, amended the restoration of the men taken from the Trent, and also ample apologies for the insult to the flag. Accustomed to receiving absurdly indulgent and invariably requited treatment at the hands of the Mother Country, the people of the United States, who had mistaken British good nature for weakness, insisted that the demands be not complied with. Both countries appeared determined, and both sternly set to work to serious' prepare for the impending conflict. Britain dispatched a large force of regular troops with ample supplies of munitions of war to Canada, and the Canadians, to a man, set themselves to the task of preparing for the contest, which appeared not merely probable but inevitable. How the United States Government eventually surrendered the two commissioners and made amends for the uncalled for action of Captain Wilkes, is well known to every reader of history.



While this keen international tension was at its height, the whole male population of Montreal enrolled themselves into volunteer corps, and exercised themselves in military drill, night and day. Many of the existing military organizations of the city trace their existence back to this stirring time.



Chambers is wrong about the name of the Formed Montreal Militia that was to become The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada, but has the Date right. The CDN Black Watch Lineage chart shows 5th Battalion, Volunteer Militia Rifles, Canada January 31 1862. Redesignated 5th Battalion, The Royal Light Infantry of Montreal November 7 1862 No. 10 Company ( authorized 16 October 1856 as “The Montreal Highland Rifle Company”) of the 1st Or “prince of Wales Regiment” Volunteer Militia Rifles and redesignated No.9 Company.



Therefore The History should read! In the threat of War being declared by Britain and Canada on the US Or in the Mergence of War being Declared by Britain on the US concerning the "TRENT" Affair! In 1862 a Volunteer Militia of Scottish citizens of Montreal were organized under General Orders January 31 1862 as "The 5th Battalion, Volunteer Rifles of Canada" Now know as The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders Regiment) of Canada.



And the begging Lineage of The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders Regiment) of Canada. According to the Militia Act of 1855 and further amended in 1859. And as Mr Chambers states,{ Many of the existing military organizations of the city trace their existence back to this stirring time.} Therefore started with The 5th Battalion, Volunteer Rifles of Canada. January 31 1862. Not the “ The 5th Battalion, Royal Light Infantry of Montreal” as many have stated.



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