Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Regimental Association

Commanding Officer

Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poland joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1989, at age 17 in Sarnia, Ontario, in the rank of private.  Shortly thereafter, he enrolled in undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Western Ontario (“UWO”) in London.  While in his first year of studies, he was selected from the ranks, and appointed as an officer with the 1st Hussars, an Armoured Corps Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. More about Lt. Col. Poland >

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Second Lieutenants       
2Lt R. Chowdhury, CD – 2IC HQ Coy, Regimental Secretary RHFC
2Lt M. Richardson -- 5 Pl Comd B Coy RHFC    

Officer Cadets    
OCdt L. Feundling -- B Coy RHFC
OCdt D. Weltman -- Hd Pl Comd HQ Coy RHFC  

Capt M.A. Adam, CD -- OC HQ Coy RHFC 
Capt P. Dudek, CD – G3 Ops 39 CBG HQ
Capt S. Dumbreck – OC B Coy RHFC
Capt W. Finkle, CD -- Ops O B Coy RHFC
Capt A. Kroetsch, CD – Adjutant RHFC
Capt J.A. Robinson, CD – Ops O RHFC   
Capt A. Straatsma-- Trenton 
Capt N. Thomsen -- Padre RHFC
Capt W. Van Der Kraak -- 2IC B Coy RHFC  

Lt G. Bartolo -- 4 Pl Comd B Coy RHFC
Lt P. Larouche – A/Ops O RHFC 

Lt A. Poon – 6 Pl Comd B Coy RHFC

Serving Officers

Honorary Colonel

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Brian Rainville, CD is a retired high school teacher and Principal with the Waterloo Region School Board.

His interest in the military surfaced in 1960 when he joined the Army Cadets in Sturgeon Falls. Four years later he enlisted in the Algonquin Regiment as a Corporal and was an instructor at the Army Cadet Camp Ipperwash during the summers of 1964-66. More about Hon Col. Rainville >

Front Row (L to R) Capt S Dumbreck, Maj S Coe CD, HCol PT Jenkins OC, LCol JJ McDonald CD, Maj M Poland CD, HCol B Rainville CD, CWO J Kisslinger CD, Capt M Adam CD  

Back Row (L to R) Capt A Kroetsch CD, 2Lt D Corcoran, Capt W Van Der Kraak, Lt A Poon, Lt G Bartolo, Capt W Finkle CD, 2Lt M Richardson, Capt J Robinson CD, Capt N Thomsen, 2Lt R Chowdhury CD, Lt P Larouche, OCDt D Weltman, Capt C MacDonald CD  

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HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York KG, KVCO, CD, AdC 

His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is a member of the British Royal Family, and the third child (and second son) of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.


Commanding Officer & Honoraries

The Officers

Visit of HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York,

To the Officers’ Mess
Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, KG, KCVO, CD    

Honorary Colonels    
Honourary Colonel - HCol B.V. Rainville, CD
Honourary Lieutenant-Colonel - TBD  

LCol M.T. Poland, CD --CO RHFC 
LCol T. Buckley, CD - DHRD NDHQ
LCol J.J. McDonald, CD -- Staff College, Kingston    

Maj S. Coe, CD -- DCO RHFC
Maj R. Moyer, CD -- RHFC