Organization

Canadian Army

Domestic Military Organization

Headquarters

Militia HQ

Canadian Forces HQ

National Defence HQ (NDHQ)

Political Institutions

Dept. of Militia & Defence

►►Minister of Militia & Defence

►►Militia Council

Department of National Defence

►►Minister of National Defence

►►Chiefs of Staff Committee

Reorganizations

1902-1904 Dundonald Reforms
1920 Otter Committee
1936 Reorganization
1954 Kennedy Board
1957 Anderson Report
1964 Suttie Commission
1968 Unification
1995 Special Commission

Organizational Corps/Branches

1900-1968 Organizational Corps
1968-2000 Branches

Field Forces

1914-1919  

Canadian Expeditionary Force
CEF Regional Affiliations

Territorial Reinforcement Regts.

1919

Canadian Siberian Exped Force

1939-1940 (1945) 

Canadian Active Service Force

1945

Canadian Army Pacific Force

1950-1953

Canadian Army Special Force

Field Force Formations

1914-1918  
Canadian Corps
1st Div | 2nd Div | 3rd Div | 4th Div 5th Div
1939-1945

1st Canadian Army

1st Canadian Corps

2nd Canadian Corps

Atlantic Command

Pacific Command
1st Infantry Division
2nd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

4th (Armoured) Division
5th (Armoured) Division
6th Division 

7th Division 

8th Division 
1st Armoured Brigade
2nd Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Brigade
3rd Tank Brigade

 1950-1953
1 Com Div | 25 Inf Bde

Foreign Headquarters

Allied Forces HQ (AFHQ)

►►15th Army Group

►►►8th Army

SHAEF

►►21st Army Group

►►►2nd British Army

Special Forces

1st Canadian Para Battalion

First Special Service Force

Pacific Coast Militia Rangers

Canadian Rangers

Special Air Service (SAS) Coy

The Canadian Airborne Regt

Organizational Formations

Reserve Bdes - 1941-1945

13 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

14 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

27th Canadian Brigade

1 CMBG

2 CMBG

3 CMBG

4 CMBG

5 CMBG

1st Cdn Division (1954-1958)

1st Cdn Division (1988-2000)

Special Service Force

Auxiliary Services
Alliances

1914-1918 Triple Alliance
1939-1945 Allies
1949-1999 NATO

Veteran's Organizations

Defence Associations

Canadian Cavalry Association
Canadian Infantry Association
Intelligence Branch Association

National Defence Emp Assoc
RCAC (Cavalry)
RCA Association
RCOC Association
Union of Nat Def Employees

Veteran's Associations

ANAVETS
Royal Canadian Legion

Supplementary Order of Battle

Unit Listings by year

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1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984
1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994
1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

Unit Listings by Corps/Branch

Armoured Units 1940-1945

Cdn Dental Corps 1939-1945
Cdn Intelligence Corps 1942-45

Cdn Provost Corps 1940-1945

Infantry Battalions 1939-1945

RCOC 1939-1945

Canadian Army Pacific Force

The Canadian Army Pacific Force was raised in 1945 as a field force intended to participate in the last phase of The War Against Japan, an anticipated Allied invasion of the Japanese home islands in the last phase of the Second World War. The CAPF was based on an infantry division structure, however, to increase operability with the Americans, certain units bore US organizational structures and names. As well, Canadian units went into training with US weapons to ease logistical concerns.

Major General Bert Hoffmeister was named to command the division, and the three Infantry Regiments (the equivalent of a Canadian brigade) had battalions bearing the name of those infantry battalions that had fought with the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in Europe.

When the atomic bombings brought the war to a swift close in Aug and Sep 1945, the CAPF was disbanded.  
 

Order of Battle

Composition of the Canadian Army Pacific Force as at 11 July 19451

  • 6th Canadian Infantry Division

    • Headquarters Units

      • Headquarters, 6th Canadian Infantry Division

  • Headquarters, Special Troops, 6th Canadian Infantry Division

  • Headquarters Company, 6th Canadian Infantry Division

  • 6th Canadian Order of Battle Team

  • No. 6 Canadian Photo Interpreter Team

    • Canadian Armoured Corps

      • 6th Canadian Infantry Division Reconnaissance Troop (The Royal Montreal Regiment), C.A.C.

    • Royal Canadian Artillery

      • Headquarters, 6th Canadian Division Artillery

        • Headquarters Battery, 6th Canadian Division Artillery

      • 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

        • Headquarters, 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Headquarters Battery, 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • A Battery, 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • B Battery, 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • C Battery, 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

      • 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

        • Headquarters, 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Headquarters Battery, 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • A Battery, 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • B Battery, 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • C Battery, 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

      • 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

        • Headquarters, 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Headquarters Battery, 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • A Battery, 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • B Battery, 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • C Battery, 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

      • 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

        • Headquarters, 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Headquarters Battery, 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • A Battery, 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • B Battery, 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • C Battery, 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

      • Anti-Tank Company, R.C.A., 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • Anti-Tank Company, R.C.A., 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • Anti-Tank Company, R.C.A., 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment

    • Royal Canadian Engineers

      • 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion, R.C.E.

        • Headquarters and Service Company, 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion, R.C.E.

  • A Company, 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion, R.C.E.

  • B Company, 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion, R.C.E.

  • C Company, 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion, R.C.E.

    • Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

      • 6th Canadian Signal Company, R.C. Sigs

    • Canadian Infantry Corps

      • Headquarters, 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment

        • Headquarters Company, 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (The Royal Canadian Regiment)

  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment)

  • 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada)

  • Cannon Company, 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment (The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG))

      • Headquarters, 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment

        • Headquarters Company, 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)

  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada)

  • 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The Loyal Edmonton Regiment)

  • Cannon Company, 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment (The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG))

      • Headquarters, 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment

        • Headquarters Company, 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (Royal 22e Regiment)

  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The Carleton and York Regiment)

  • 3rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (The West Nova Scotia Regiment)

  • Cannon Company, 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment (The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG))

    • Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

      • 6th Canadian Quartermaster Company, R.C.A.S.C.

  • Service Battery, R.C.A.S.C., 1st Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Service Battery, R.C.A.S.C., 2nd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Service Battery, R.C.A.S.C., 3rd Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Service Battery, R.C.A.S.C., 4th Canadian Field Artillery Battalion, R.C.A.

  • Service Company, R.C.A.S.C., 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • Service Company, R.C.A.S.C., 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment

  • Service Company, R.C.A.S.C., 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment

    • Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

      • 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C. (Including 1x Chaplain)

        • Headquarters, 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C.

  • A Company, 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C.

  • B Company, 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C.

  • C Company, 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C.

  • D Company, 6th Canadian Medical Battalion, R.C.A.M.C.

      • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 6th Canadian Infantry Division (Including 1x Chaplain)

  • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 6th Canadian Division Artillery (Including 2x Chaplain)

  • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 6th Canadian Engineer Combat Battalion

  • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 1st Canadian Infantry Regiment (Including 3x Chaplain)

  • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 2nd Canadian Infantry Regiment (Including 3x Chaplain)

  • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 3rd Canadian Infantry Regiment (Including 3x Chaplain)

    • Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

      • 6th Canadian Ordnance Light Maintenance Company, R.C.E.M.E.

    • Canadian Provost Corps

      • 6th Canadian Military Police Platoon, C. Pro. C.

    • Miscellaneous

      • No. 34 Canadian Military Band

  • No. 35 Canadian Military Band

  • Corps & Army Troops

    • Headquarters Units

      • Canadian Liaison Increment Corps

  • Canadian Liaison Increment U.S. Second Army

  • Canadian Liaison Increment Army (A.R.C.O.)

  • Canadian Armoured Corps

  • 22nd Canadian Tank Battalion (The Canadian Grenadier Guards), C.A.C.

    • Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

      • Service Company, R.C.A.S.C., 22nd Canadian Tank Battalion

    • Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

      • Medical Detachment, R.C.A.M.C., 22nd Canadian Tank Battalion

  • No. 28 Canadian Evacuation Hospital, R.C.A.M.C.

    • Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

      • No. 1 Canadian Laundry Unit, R.C.O.C.

    • Miscellaneous

      • No. 6 Canadian Graves Registration Platoon

  • No. 1 Canadian Special Service Platoon

  • No. 2 Canadian Special Service Platoon

  • Base Units

    • Headquarters Units

      • 2nd Echelon Canadian Army Pacific Force

  • Canadian Liaison Increment - U.S.A. Q.M. Depots

    • Royal Canadian Engineers

      • 1st Canadian Engineer Service Platoon (Utilities), R.C.E.

    • Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

      • No. 1 Canadian Signal Detachment, R.C. Sigs

    • Canadian Postal Corps

      • No. 1 Canadian Postal Unit (Serial J), C.P.C.

    • Canadian Provost Corps

      • No. 1 Canadian Police Section, C. Pro. C.

    • Miscellaneous

      • No. 1 Canadian Machine Records Unit (Type X)

  • No. 6 Canadian Public Relations Group

  • No. 1 Canadian Concert Party

  • No. 2 Canadian Concert Party

  • No. 1 Canadian Replacement Depot

  • No. 1 Canadian Replacement Battalion

  • No. 2 Canadian Replacement Battalion

  • No. 3 Canadian Replacement Battalion

  • No. 4 Canadian Replacement Battalion

  • No. 5 Canadian Replacement Battalion

  • No. 1 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 2 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 3 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 4 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 5 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 6 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 7 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 8 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 9 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 10 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 11 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 12 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 13 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 14 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 15 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 16 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 17 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 18 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 19 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 20 Canadian Replacement Company

  • No. 3 Canadian Special Service Platoon

  • No. 4 Canadian Special Service Platoon

Uniform Insignia

The CAPF used a hexagonal formation patch, using the colours of the five Canadian division patches as well as the colour black. The CAPF patch was also used in conjunction with other formation patches. This would have designated a soldier serving with another formation who had volunteered to serve with the Canadian Army Pacific Force. At right, examples courtesy Bill Alexander, showing the plain patch in two sizes, and used in conjunction with the formation patch for Atlantic Command.

   

Notes

  1. Order of Battle courtesy of Mark W. Tonner.

 


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