Awards

This is a very beginning attempt to capture the recipients of awards throughout the regiments history. Any contributions welcome! (Ranks shown are those at the time of the award.)

Current Awards

Regimental Lifetime Achievement Award

Inaugurated in 2020, the purpose and intent of this award is to acknowledge and record the Regiment’s appreciation for substantial and continuous contributions by individuals that have enhanced the reputation and well-being of the Regiment. “Substantial contributions” means having real importance or value. “Continuous contributions” means uninterrupted in time or sequence. An individual’s contribution shall normally have been deemed substantial when the contribution has enhanced the reputation or well-being of The Regiment as a whole rather than any single constituent element thereof. The individual being nominated for the award shall normally be retired from active service within the Regiment.

  • 2020 – Brigadier General Don Pryer
  • 2020 – Colonel Paul Hughes
  • 2020 – Mr. Tom Martin

British Air Forces Association RSM (WOI) Harry Fox Most Promising Rifleman of the Year

Named for Regimental Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer I) Harry Fox MBE, who was the Regimental Sergeant Major from 1942-43 and, after a secondment to The Hasting and Prince Edward Regiment as its Regimental Sergeant Major, again from 1946-47.  Awarded annually to the Rifleman or Corporal considered to be the most proficient within his or her position. (Note criteria were changed for 2011.)

  • 1997 – Rifleman M. Behbahani
  • 1989 – Rifleman Dave Pampe
  • 1999 – Not awarded
  • 2000 – Rifleman Allen Kiss, Rifleman J. Kiss
  • 2001 – Corporal R. Vulakovich
  • 2002 – Corporal l. Koulik
  • 2003 – Rifleman R. Chiu
  • 2004 – Master Corporal J. Mendoza
  • 2005 – Rifleman Mike McQuad
  • 2006 – Corporal Jason E. McGibbon
  • 2007 – Rifleman B. Maiolo
  • 2008 – Corporal G. Tse
  • 2009 – Corporal A. Khazai-Nejad
  • 2010 – Corporal Mike Fusca

Criteria Changed

  • 2011 – Not awarded
  • 2012 – Rifleman Will Vant Erve
  • 2013 – Corporal Justin Wright
  • 2014 – Corporal Will Van Erve
  • 2015 – Corporal A. Gee
  • 2016 – Corporal Tsoi
  • 2017 – Corporal Chris Hinds
  • 2018 – Private Ashley Patione
  • 2019 – Corporal Do

Centurion Club

An elite group of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada paratroopers who have completed a minimum of 100 static line, round canopy parachute descents.

  • Sergeant William Paton
  • Master Corporal  R. Vulakovich
  • Major Adam Saunders
  • Sergeant Doug Halcro
  • Chief Warrant Officer John Wilmot
  • Sergeant Donovan O’Halloran (later CWO)
  • Sergeant M. Moody
  • Master Corporal Bryan Burns
  • Master Corporal Kelsey Hing
  • Sergeant O. Frounze
  • Sergeant Jesse Behan
  • Warrant Darnel Leader
  • Sergeant Steve Wolf
  • Master Corporal Katherine Jessome

Company Sergeant Major Charlie Martin Award

Named for CSM C. Martin DCM, MM, A Company Sergeant Major during Operation OVERLORD on 6 June 1944.  Awarded annually to the Sergeant or Warrant Officer, exclusive of Sergeants Major, considered to be the most proficient within his or her position. (Note criteria were changed for 2011.)

  • 1987 – Corporal R. French
  • 1988 – Sergeant Shaun Kelly (Later CWO)
  • 1989 – Master Corporal M. Lowry
  • 1990 – Master Corporal Donovan O’Halloran (Later CWO)
  • 1991 – Corporal Rita Arendz (later Capt)
  • 1992 – Sergeant Gay;  Sergeant Smith
  • 1993 – Sergeant F. Andrews
  • 1994 – Master Corporal G. Griggs
  • 1995 – Corporal Edward (Ted) Howard
  • 1996 – Corporal W.T. Hewlin
  • 1997 – Sergeant N. Boone
  • 1998 – Master Warrant Officer Fred Haire
  • 1999 – Warrant Officer P. Gresty
  • 2000 – Sergeant W. Paton
  • 2001 – Corporal Rick Kurelo
  • 2002 – Sergeant Scott Moody (later Lieutenant Colonel)
  • 2003 – Master Corporal Dave Pampe (later Captain))
  • 2004 – Master Warrant Officer Fred Haire
  • 2005 – Sergeant June M. Parris
  • 2006 – Sergeant Scott Moody (later Lieutenant Colonel)
  • 2007 – Sergeant Jamieson Murray
  • 2008 – Sergeant M. Morin
  • 2009 – Sergeant Jeff Johnston (later CWO)
  • 2010 – Lieutenant Colonel John Fotheringham

Criteria Changed

  • 2011 – Sergeant Jamieson Murray
  • 2012 – Sergeant Bryan Burns
  • 2013 – Sergeant Jeff Johnston (later CWO)
  • 2014 – Sergeant Jesse Behan
  • 2015 – Sergeant Jesse Behan
  • 2016 – Sergeant Stephen Thomas
  • 2017 – Sergeant Stephen Thomas
  • 2018 -Sergeant Mike Currie
  • 2019 – Sergeant Craig Hood

Colonel Elliot Dalton Trophy

Named for Colonel E. Dalton DSO, ED, CD, Officer Commanding A Company during Operation OVERLORD on 6 June 1944, later Commanding Officer from 1951-1952 and Honorary Colonel from 1975-1984.  Awarded annually to the Junior Officer, exclusive of Captains filling field grade appointments, who best personifies the leadership traits of Colonel Elliot Dalton and considered to be the most proficient within his or her position. (Note: Criteria were changed for 2011.)

  • 2008 – Master Corporal M. Coelho
  • 2009 – Corporal C. Lui
  • 2010 – Master Corporal Dave Pampe (later Captain)

New Criteria

  • 2011 – Not awarded
  • 2012 – Captain Mark Timms
  • 2013 – 2nd Lieutenant Mike Fusca (later Captain)
  • 2014 – Lieutenant Roland Llewellyn-Thomas (later Captain)
  • 2015 – Lieutenant Roland Llewellyn-Thomas (later Captain)
  • 2016 – Captain Mike Fusca
  • 2017 – Lieutenant Dan Richardson
  • 2018 – 2nd Lieutenant Leung
  • 2019 – Lieutenant Antoine Beaupré
  • 2020 –

Outstanding Airborne Rifleman of the Year

Presented annually to the member of the Regiment who best personifies the traits of an airborne soldier or makes the greatest contribution to the Regiment’s parachute capability.

  • 1983 – Airborne Platoon
  • 1984 – Rifleman Niell
  • 1985 – Corporal Catania
  • 1986 – Corporal Galea
  • 1987 – Master Corporal Adam Saunders
  • 1988 – Master Corporal William Paton
  • 1990 – Corporal Steve Wolfe
  • 1991 – Corporal Doug Halcro
  • 1992 – Corporal Myers
  • 1993 – Master Corporal J. Holes, Corporal J. Hutcheon
  • 1994 – Master Corporal J. Hutcheon
  • 1995 – Sergeant Donovan O’Halloran, Corporal Gin, Corporal P. Smardenkas
  • 1996 – Rifleman Edward (Ted) Howard
  • 1997 – Corporal I. Kim
  • 1999 – Master Corporal Bowers
  • 2000 – Corporal R. Vulakovich
  • 2001 – Lieutenant Pat Slack
  • 2002 – Master Corporal J Chin·Leung
  • 2003 – Sergeant Jeff Johnson
  • 2004 – Master Corporal Brian Ragos
  • 2005 – Corporal Jason Bridge
  • 2006 – Master Corporal Bryan Burns
  • 2008 – Sergeant Bryan Burns and MCpl Dmitri Frounze??
  • 2009 – Corporal L. Harrison
  • 2010 – Master Corporal C. Griffiths
  • 2011 – Sergeant Dimitri Frounze
  • 2012 – Capt M. Moody
  • 2013 –
  • 2014 –
  • 2015 – Sergeant Darnell Leader
  • 2016 –
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –
  • 2019 – Master Corporal Mark Kusi-Appiah

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Annual Fitness Award

Presented to the member(s) of the Regiment who best personifies the exceptional level of physical fitness excepted of all members of the Regiment.

  • 1991 – – SSF lronman Team: Sergeant Donovan O’Halloran (later CWO), Corporal Steve Wolfe, Master Corporal P. Gzulinski,
  • 1992 – Master Corporal Mark Shannon (later CWO), MCpl Nolan
  • 1993 – Sergeant G. Nobrega
  • 1994 – Corporal Hutcheon
  • 1995 – Rifleman Kiervin
  • 1996 – Rifleman Bowers
  • 1997 – Rifleman O. Dias
  • 1999 – Warrant Officer Mark Shannon (later CWO)
  • 2000 – lronman Team : Corporal J. Behan, Rifleman B. Goyle, Rifleman F. Gilic
  • 2001 – Rifleman Kris Van Wissen
  • 2002 – Corporal B. Goyle, Corporal F. Gilic, Rifleman R. Mitchell
  • 2003 – Corporal J. Frye
  • 2004 – Captain Pat Slack, Master Corporal M. Bioletti, Corporal O. Uhalov
  • 2005 – Corporal B. Mills
  • 2006 – Corporal O. Dias, Corporal B. Mills
  • 2007 – Corporal Darnel Leader, Rifleman N. Hijazi
  • 2008 – Master Corporal G. Griffiths
  • 2009 – Corporal V. Benicasa
  • 2010 – Mt. Logan Team: Captain Adam Harmes, Warrant Officer Donovan O’Halloran, Sergeant William Paton, Master Corporal G. Griffiths
  • 2011 – Not awarded
    – Cambrian Patrol Team: Lieutenant Roland Llewellyn-Thomas, Master Corporal S. Ferrell, Corporal V. Gostache,
  • 2012 – Corporal Z. Doods, Corporal G. Stoyles, Corporal P. Thomme, Rifleman Will Vant Erve
  • 2013 –
  • 2014 –
  • 2015 – Corporal Alex Dristas
  • 2016 –
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –
  • 2019 – Corporal Dunbar

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada Public Service Award

Donated by Captain T. Nelligan CD, who prior to transferring to the Chaplain Branch was a member of the Regiment, most notably as 60th Company Sergeant Major.  Presented to the member of the Regiment who best personifies the spirit of public service.  The award is only presented in years where there is an outstanding candidate.

  • 1999 – Sergeant Art Gay
  • 2000 – Brigadier General Steve Andrunyk
  • 2001 – Brigadier General Steve Andrunyk
  • 2002 – Band Sergeant A. Amodeo
  • 2003 – Gentlemen Buglers
  • 2004 – Not awarded
  • 2005 – Master Corporal R. Shaver
  • 2006 – Master Corporal Dave Pampe (later Captain)
  • 2007 – Corporal Jason Ng
  • 2008 – Corporal E. Shim
  • 2009 – QOR of C Association Toronto Branch
  • 2010 – WO Robert Dunk (Ret’d), WO Phil Ten Kortenaar (Ret’d), Captain Peter Simundson (Ret’d)
  • 2011 – Not awarded
  • 2012 – Corporal Graham Humphrey (later Sergeant)
  • 2013 – Warrant Officer Justin Thorn
  • 2014 – Pioneers and Skirmishers
  • 2015 – Sergeant Craig Hood
  • 2016 – WO Phil Ten Kortenaar (Ret’d)
  • 2017 – Honorary Colonel Lionel Goffart
  • 2018 – Corporal Chris Thiers-Gomez
  • 2019 – Mrs. Mairead Currie (WO Curries’ spouse)

Reginald A. Walker Award

Named for Reginald Walker, who, as a member of 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, participated in the airborne portion of Operation OVERLORD on 6 June 1944.  Awarded annually to the Master Corporal considered to be the most proficient within his or her position. (Note award criteria were changed for 2011.)

1996 – Sergeant Mark Shannon (later CWO)
1997 – Sergeant Frank Demaine
1998 – Sergeant W. Paton
1999 – Master Warrant Officer John Wilmot (later CWO and Captain)
2000 – Corporal Jesse Behan
2001 – Sergeant Justin Thorn
2002 – Lieutenant Pat Slack
2003 – Master Corporal Mark Charlebois
2004 – Sergeant M. Moody
2005 – Corporal Chris Abate
2006 – Master Corporal Dimitri Frounze
2007 – Corporal H. Biggs
2008 – Lieutenant t S. Lee
2009 – Master Corporal Jason McGibbon
2010 – Rifleman Denis Abazovic

Criteria changed:

  • 2011 – Master Corporal Chris Abate
  • 2012 – Master Corporal Adam Winnicki
  • 2013 –
  • 2014 –
  • 2015 – Corporal Paulo Ortega
  • 2016 –
  • 2017 –
  • 2018 –
  • 2019 – Master Corporal Catenacci

Sgt Dave Keenan Jump Hog

Named for Sergeant D. Keenan and presented annually to the member of the Regiment who completes the most static line, round parachute descents whilst employed within the Battalion.

  • 1992 – Captain D. Ferguson (11)
  • 1993 – Corporal W. Gin, Corporal D. Hutcheon (16)
  • 1995 – Not awarded
  • 1994 – Master Warrant Officer Bruce Bamlett (11)
  • 1996 – Rifleman I. Howard (7)
  • 1997 – 2nd Lieutenant Will Beardmore (Skyhawks)
  • 1998 – Lieutenant Will Beardmore (Skyhawks)
  • 1999 – Sergeant William Paton (19)
  • 2000 –  Not awarded
  • 2001 – Rifleman T. Baiali (35)
  • 2002 – Master Corporal I. Vergie (17)
  • 2003 – Sergeant J. Chin-Leung (32)
  • 2004 – Master Corporal Bryan Burns (14)
  • 2005 – Rifleman C. Griffiths (20)
  • 2006 – Master Corporal Dimitri Frounze (24)
  • 2007 – Not awareded
  • 2008 – Corporal A. Gunn (14)
  • 2009 – Corporal Graham Humphrey (19)
  • 2010 – Sergeant Dimitri Frounze (6)
  • 2011 – Not awarded
  • 2012 – Captain Adam West
  • 2013 – Corporal Baron Hordo
  • 2014 – Captain Adam West 22)
  • 2015 – Corporal Katherine Jessome
  • 2016 – Master Corporal Katherine Jessome
  • 2017 – Master Corporal Katherine Jessome
  • 2018 – Master Corporal Katherine Jessome
  • 2019 – Master Corporal Katherine Jessome

Silver Bugle Award

Awarded annually to the member of the Regiment considered to have made the largest contribution, in comparison to their rank, to the Band.

  • 2009 – Sergeant Emily Kenny
  • 2010 – Corporal P. Boileau
  • 2011 – Corporal K. Boughton-Flynn
  • 2012 – Corporal David Jakobs
  • 2013 – Master Corporal Arseneau-Bruneau
  • 2014 – Master Corporal Arseneau-Bruneau
  • 2015 – Corporal Derek Stevenson
  • 2016 – Sergeant Sheila MacMillan
  • 2017 – Corporal Steven Abra
  • 2018 – Corporal Samantha Hotte
  • 2019 – Rifleman Laura Savage

Previous Awards

Annual Rifle Match

Battalion Best Shot

  • 1886 – Staff Sergeant Ashall
  • 1887 – Sergeant Kennedy, A Coy
  • 1888 – Private T. Westman
  • 1989 – Staff Sergeant Harp

Carling Trophy

Awarded for unit marksmanship supremacy with the rifle of a 20 member Battalion team,  within the Regiment present by Carling Breweries.

Croft Cup – Shooting

Hamilton Gault Trophy (Rifle)

Awarded annually for the highest standard of marksmanship with the rifle for an infantry battalion in the Canadian Army.

K Company First Prize Annual Shooting Trophy

Lieutenant Colonel S. Lett Trophy Annual Shooting Competition

Lieutenant Colonel S. Lett Trophy Annual Shooting Competition

  • 1965 – Rifleman B.L. Coleman

MacKendrick Trophy

  • 1965 – Not awarded

Pellatt Trophy

Presented by [then]  Capt H.M. Pellatt QOR of Canada for the 10 highest aggregate scores made during the Season of Battalion practices Ranges 200, 400 & 500 yards.

Spragge Trophy

  • 1963 – Corporal R.J. Standen
  • 1964 – Rifleman J.T. McRate
  • 1965 – Rifleman J.G. Pharand

Strathy Trophy (Pistol)

The trophy was donated to the Regiment on 12 December 1964 by The Colonel of The Regiment, Colonel J.G.K. Strathy, OBE, ED and his brother Group Captain Colin A. Strathy who served with the Regiment from 1928-1938,  in memory of their father Major J.G.B. Strathy who served with the Regiment from 1897 to 1900, with a veiw to encouraging and promoting officers’ proficiency with the pistol, within all units of the Regiment and the Regiment as a whole.  Each Unit enters one team of eight consisting of the Commanding Officer, the Second in Command, the Adjutant, and five other officers.

  • 1965 – 1st Battalion – Lieutenant Colonel Kirby, Major Cornett, Captain Cowling, Lieutenant Leitch, and 2nd Lieutenants O’Brien, Pope, Radley, and Stevenson with a score of 201.75 points.

Vimy Memorial

  • 2008 – Master Corporal Jason McGibbon

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