Authorized marches of the Canadian Forces

Authorized marches of the Canadian Forces

The following is a list of the notable authorized marches for various organizations of the Canadian Forces. The first march listed is the march most commonly performed for that organization on parade; it is commonly referred to simply as that organization's "march" or "march past". In addition, many organizations also have additional pieces for slow marches, marches for mounted parades, pipe marches, etc; they are subsequently listed and footnoted as applicable.

Within each grouping, the organizations are listed in their order of precedence, i.e. the order the organizations would march on parade and the order the marches would be played.

Military college

*Royal Military College of Canada - "Precision" composed by Madame Denise Chabot (wife of head of French department); For pipe band:"Alexander Mackenzie" [ [ CFAO 32-3 Regimental & Branch Marches of the Canadian Armed Forces by Timothy R. Groulx CD ] ]
*College militaire royal de Saint-Jean - "La marche du Richelieu" composed by Madame Denise Chabot (wife of head of French department); Slow march La Gaillarde" [ [ CFAO 32-3 Regimental & Branch Marches of the Canadian Armed Forces by Timothy R. Groulx CD ] ]


*Maritime Command - "Heart of Oak"
*Land Force Command - "Celer Paratus Callidus"
*Air Command - "RCAF March Past"
*Canadian Forces Northern Area - "Canada North"


*Defence Information Services Organization - "Communications"
*Land Force Western Area - "Invercargill"
*Land Force Quebec Area - "Carillon"
*1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group - "Sons of the Brave"
*5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group - "Allons-y"
*32 Canadian Brigade Group - "Minstrel Boy"
*33 Canadian Brigade Group - "Killaloe"
*34 Canadian Brigade Group - "Aida"
*35 Canadian Brigade Group - "Le Pays"
*38 Canadian Brigade Group - "March Past of 38 Brigade"
*39 Canadian Brigade Group - "39 Canadian Brigade Group March"
*Canadian Forces Recruiting, Education and Training System - "Century of Progress"

Personnel branches

*Naval Operations Branch - "Heart of Oak"
*Artillery Branch: Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) - "British Grenadiers" (2); "Royal Artillery Slow March" (3); "Keel Row" (4); RCHA only - "Bonnie Dundee" (5)
*Royal Canadian Armoured Corps - "My Boy Willie"
*Canadian Military Engineers - "Wings"
*Communications and Electronics Branch - "The Mercury March"
**Joint Signal Regiment - "Corps March of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals" ("Begone Dull Care (march)")
*Royal Canadian Infantry Corps - "The Canadian Infantryman"
*Air Operations Branch - "RCAF March Past"
*Logistics Branch - "March of the Logistics Branch"
*Canadian Forces Medical Service - "The Farmer's Boy"
*Dental Branch - "March Past of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps"; "Greensleeves" (3)
*Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Branch - "REME Corps March Past" (Both "Lillibullero" and "Auprès de ma Blonde" should be played); "The Craftsman" (3)
*Chaplain Branch - "Hymn to Joy"
*Canadian Forces Military Police - "Thunderbird"
*Legal Branch - "When I, Good Friends, Was Call'd to the Bar"
*Personnel Selection Branch - "Semper Intellegere" ("Rondo Sentimentale")
*Training Development Branch - "Salut"
*Public Affairs Branch - "Liberty Bell"
*Intelligence Branch - "E Tenebris Lux" (an arrangement of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
*Cadet Instructor Cadre - "La Feuille d'érable

Armoured regiments

*The Royal Canadian Dragoons - "Monsieur Beaucaire" (7); "Light of Foot" (8)
*Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) - "Soldiers of the Queen"
*12e Régiment blindé du Canada - "Marianne s'en va-t-au moulin"; "Quand vous mourrez de nos amours" (3)
*The Governor General's Horse Guards - "Men of Harlech"
*8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) - "The Galloping 8th Hussars"; "The 8th Hussars" (tune "Road to the Isles") (3)
*The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) - "John Peel"
*The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (RCAC) - "Braganza"
*Sherbrooke Hussars - "Regimental March of the Sherbrooke Hussars"
*12e Régiment blindé du Canada (Milice) - see 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, above
*1st Hussars - "Bonnie Dundee"
*The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) - "Old Solomon Levi"
*The Royal Canadian Hussars (Montreal) - "Men of Harlech" and "St. Patrick's Day"
*The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (RCAC) - "I'm Ninety-Five"
*The South Alberta Light Horse - "A Southerly Wind and a Cloudy Sky"
*The Saskatchewan Dragoons - "Punjaub"
*The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) - "Colonel Bogey"
*The British Columbia Dragoons - "Fare Ye Well Inniskilling" (5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards); "Scotland the Brave" (1)
*The Fort Garry Horse - "El Abanico" and "St. Patrick's Day"; "Red River Valley" (3)
*Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC) - "La Marche de la victoire"
*The Windsor Regiment (RCAC) - "My Boy Willie"

Artillery regiments

*49th (Sault-Ste-Marie) Field Artillery - for military band, see Artillery marches; else, "A Hundred Pipers" (1)
*1st Air Defence Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) - for military band, see Artillery marches; else, "Highland Laddie" (1)

Infantry regiments

*The Royal Canadian Regiment - "The Royal Canadian Regiment" (also published under the title "St. Catharines"); "Pro Patria" (3)
*Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry - Medley of: "Has Anyone Seen the Colonel", "Tipperary" and "Mademoiselle from Armentières"; "Lili Marlene" (3)
*Royal 22e Régiment - "Vive la Canadienne"; "Marche lente du Royal 22e Régiment" (also published under the title "La prière en famille") (3)
*Governor General's Foot Guards - "Milanollo"; "Figaro" (3)
*The Canadian Grenadier Guards - "British Grenadiers"; "Grenadiers Slow March" (3)
*The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada - "The Buffs" and "The Maple Leaf Forever"; "Money Musk" (6)
*The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada - "Highland Laddie"; "The Red Hackle" (3)
*Les Voltigeurs de Québec - "Les Voltigeurs de Québec"
*The Royal Regiment of Canada - "British Grenadiers" followed by "Here's to the Maiden"
*The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) - "The Mountain Rose"
*The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment - "The Buffs"
*The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment - "I'm Ninety-Five"
*The Lincoln and Welland Regiment - "The Lincolnshire Poacher"
*4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment - See Royal Canadian Regiment, above
*The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada - "Highland Laddie" and "Seann Triubhas"
*The Grey and Simcoe Foresters - "The 31st Greys"
*The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) - "The Campbells are Coming" and "John Peel"
*The Brockville Rifles - "Bonnie Dundee"
*The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders - "Bonnie Dundee"
*Les Fusiliers du St-Laurent - "Rêves Canadiens"
*Le Régiment de la Chaudière - "Sambre et Meuse" and "The Longest Day"
*4e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment (Chateauguay) - See Royal 22e Régiment, above
*6e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment - See Royal 22e Régiment, above
*Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal - "The Jockey of York"
*The Princess Louise Fusiliers - "British Grenadiers"
*The Royal New Brunswick Regiment - "A Hundred Pipers" followed by "The Old North Shore"
*The West Nova Scotia Regiment - "God Bless the Prince of Wales"; "Garb of Old Gaul" (3)
*The Nova Scotia Highlanders - "The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel"; 1st Battalion: "The Atholl Highlanders" and "The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu"; 2nd Battalion: "Highland Laddie"
*Le Régiment de Maisonneuve - "Sambre et Meuse"
*The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa - "The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu" and "March of the Cameron Men"
*The Royal Winnipeg Rifles - "Old Solomon Levi" ("Pork, Beans and Hard Tack"); "Keel Row" (6)
*The Essex and Kent Scottish - "Highland Laddie" and "A Hundred Pipers"
*48th Highlanders of Canada - "Highland Laddie"
*Le Régiment du Saguenay - "Le Régiment du Saguenay"
*The Algonquin Regiment - "We Lead, Others Follow"
*The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) - "The Campbells are Coming"
*The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment - "Highland Laddie"
*North Saskatchewan Regiment - "The Jockey of York"; "The Meeting of Waters" (1)
*The Royal Regina Rifles - "Lutzow's Wild Hunt"; "Keel Row" (6)
*The Rocky Mountain Rangers - "The Meeting of the Waters (march)"
*The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (4th Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) - "Bonnie Dundee"
*The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada - "The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu" and "March of the Cameron Men"
*The Royal Westminster Regiment - "The Maple Leaf Forever'
*The Calgary Highlanders - "Highland Laddie" and "Blue Bonnets Over the Border"
*Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke - "Queen City"
*The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - "The Piobaireachd of Donald Dhu"
*The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) - "Blue Bonnets Over the Border"
*The Royal Montreal Regiment - "Ça ira"
*The Irish Regiment of Canada - "Garryowen"
*The Toronto Scottish Regiment - "Blue Bonnets Over the Border"
*The Royal Newfoundland Regiment - "The Banks of Newfoundland"

Miscellaneous organizations

Note: These organizations are NOT in order of precedence.
*Canadian Forces Base Montreal - "Servir"
*Canadian Parachute Centre - "The Longest Day"
*Royal Canadian Sea Cadets - "Heart of Oak"
*Royal Canadian Army Cadets - "Cadet"
*Royal Canadian Air Cadets - "RCAF March Past"

Former organizations

* Royal Roads Military College - "Hatley Park"; Slow march "Going Home" [ [ CFAO 32-3 Regimental & Branch Marches of the Canadian Armed Forces by Timothy R. Groulx CD ] ]


:(1) - For pipe band:(2) - Slow march :(3) - Quick march for dismounted parades:(4) - Trot-past for mounted parades:(5) - Gallop-past for mounted parades:(6) - Double-past:(7) - Concerts, mess dinners, and mounted parades:(8) - Dismounted parades


* Canadian Forces Administrative Order 32-3: bale balle balle........... [Marches of the Canadian Forces]

ee also

*March (music)
*Canadian Forces
* [ Official website of the Canadian Army]
* [ Official website of the Canadian Navy]
* [ Official website of the Canadian Air Force]
* [ CFAO 32-3 Marches of the Canadian Forces]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Canadian Forces — Canadian Armed Forces Forces armées canadiennes Emblem of the Canadian Forces Current form 1968 Service branches …   Wikipedia

  • The Longest Day (film) — Infobox Film name = The Longest Day image size = 220px caption = original movie poster director = Ken Annakin (British French exteriors) Andrew Marton (American exteriors) Bernhard Wicki (German episodes) Gerd Oswald (parachute drop) Darryl F.… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) — Crest of The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Active 14 Sep, 1866 present Country …   Wikipedia

  • The Lincoln and Welland Regiment — is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces based in St. Catharines and Welland, Ontario.The Regimental Colonel in Chief is HRH The Countess of Wessex andthe regimental motto is Non Nobis Sed Patriæ , Not for ourselves but for… …   Wikipedia

  • The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) — Infobox Military Unit unit name=The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) caption= dates=14 September 1866 country=Canada branch=Militia type=Line Infantry role=Light Infantry size=One battalion command structure=Royal Canadian… …   Wikipedia

  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada — Infobox Military Unit unit name= The Queen s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada caption=Cap badge of the Camerons of C dates= 1 February 1910 Present country= Canada allegiance= branch= Militia type= Line Infantry role= Light Role size= One… …   Wikipedia

  • Geography of the BattleTech universe — The World of BattleTech spans many worlds, cities, and locations.Political entitiesCapellan MarchIn the fictional setting of the BattleTech universe, the Capellan March is an administrative subdivision of the Federated Suns. Originally one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — (Spanish) Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia [1] Participant in Colombian Armed Conflict   …   Wikipedia

  • Colonel Bogey March — For the 1948 film, see Colonel Bogey (film). Colonel Bogey March March Released 1914 Composer Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts The Colonel Bogey March is a popular march that was written in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881–1945) …   Wikipedia

  • March (music) — A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band. In mood, marches range from the moving death march in Wagner s… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”