The Argylls

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Welcome to the home of the Regimental Foundation of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's). The Argylls are an infantry unit of the Canadian Forces primary reserves.

As infantry soldiers, the Argylls are the Army's primary war-fighters and at the core of the Combat Arms team. They are responsible for closing with and destroying the enemy.

Canada's Reserve Force is an important part of Canada's national heritage. Service in the Reserve Force is voluntary and is for an indefinite period of service.

The primary role of the Reserve Force is to augment, sustain, and support the Regular Force. They are enrolled to serve on a part-time basis but may volunteer for full time employment in the Canadian Forces. In recent years, reservists have made substantial contributions to Canada's international efforts and domestic relief operations. In the past, up to 40 per cent of all peacekeepers have been reservists.

Many reservists have full-time careers outside the Canadian Forces in a wide range of civilian professions. It is estimated that up to 55 per cent of reservists work either full or part-time in civilian employment, and about 28 per cent are students.

The Argylls have a storied history, a strong present, and a bright future.

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