The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

Unit Identification

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment crest


"Not for us but for our country"

Who We Are

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment is an infantry regiment in St Catharines and Welland.

As the Army’s primary war-fighters and the core of the combat arms team, infantry soldiers are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy. Supported by the artillery, regiments of armour and the combat engineers, infantry soldiers are capable of operating anywhere in the world in any environment - arctic tundra, mountains, jungle or desert - and in any combination of arms, including airmobile and amphibious operations.

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Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.


Phone: 905-685-6777 ext 3532

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel R. Bruce Mair, CD

Sergeant Major, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer Steve Ward

Our History

The history of the Regiment can be traced to the raising of Butler's Rangers on 15 September 1777. Lieutenant Colonel John Butler, an officer in the New York colonial militia and the British Indian Department, was a Loyalist from the Mohawk Valley in New York. He convinced Sir Guy Carleton, the Governor of Canada, that a Ranger unit should be raised to fight on the frontiers in conjunction with the Indians. He eventually raised 10 companies and some 900 officers and men headquartered at Fort Niagara. Butler’s Rangers fought on the frontiers of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky before being reduced to nil strength on 24 June 1784. By 1794, after several re-organizations, Colonel Butler and most of the former Rangers formed the Lincoln Militia in the Niagara Region.

By the outbreak of the War of 1812 the Lincoln Militia had been organized into five regiments. Elements of each of those regiments were involved in all major engagements from Niagara to Detroit, including the Battle of Queenston Heights on 13 October 1812. There, a soldier of the 2nd Lincoln Militia, captured an American Regimental Colour - an act unique in the history of the Canadian Army.

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For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

St. Catharines

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Lake Street Armoury
81 Lake St.
St. Catharines, ON L2R 5X3

Telephone: 905-685-6777 ext 115


The Lincoln and Welland Regiment
459 Prince Charles Drive South
Welland, ON L3B 5X1

Telephone: 905-788-0212

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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