Commemorative envelopes marking regimental anniversaries issued by Canada Post

Two commemorative envelopes marking regimental sesquicentennials were issued by Canada Post this April with a third slated for release this June.

The first cover, issued April 6, honours the Fusiliers du St-Laurent’s 150th anniversary.

With the motto “J’y suis en garde” (“I am on guard”), the Fusiliers du St-Laurent, based in Rimouski, Qué., have served with distinction in many Canadian operations at home and abroad since its founding on April 9, 1869.

Issued April 26, another commemorative envelope marks the sesquicentennial of the Fusiliers Mont-Royal.


The Fusiliers Mont-Royal’s 150th anniversary was also marked with a commemorative envelope issued April 26.

It calls Montréal’s historic armoury on Pine Avenue home. Founded on June 18, 1869, the regiment traces its heritage to earlier local militias. In 1879, it chose the motto “Nunquam Retrorsum” (“Never backward”).


On June 7, a third commemorative envelope will mark the Princess Louise Fusiliers’ 150th anniversary.

Lastly, the Princess Louise Fusiliers’ 150th anniversary will be marked with a commemorative cover on June 7.

Based in Halifax, N.S., the Princess Louise Fusiliers was officially created on June 18, 1869. Soon after, the regiment was named in honour of Queen Victoria’s fourth daughter, who was Canada’s vice-regal consort at the time.

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