Newfoundland & Labrador


Gander Newfoundland - Military Relocation

St. John’s

St John's Newfoundland - Military Relocation

Newfoundland’s Regiment

A Newfoundland regiment was first founded, to serve in the British Army, in 1795 when Major Thomas Skinner of the Royal Engineers stationed in St. John’s at Fort Townshend, was ordered to raise a regiment. It was disbanded and refounded several times under different names, including His Majesty’s Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Foot, The Royal Newfoundland Veterans Companies and The Royal Newfoundland Companies. He was assisted in this by fairly large detachment, successively under command of Capt. Maclean, Capt. Aldridge, and Lt. Van Cortlandt, of the Royal Nova Scotia Regiment, which returned to its home colony in November of that year.