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1919

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1945

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1939-1945

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 1950-1953
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3rd Canadian Armoured Brigade

3rd Canadian Armoured Brigade
Authorized: Created from 10th Infantry Brigade 26 January 1942 (General Order 132/42)
Disbanded: 1942

The 3rd Canadian Armoured Brigade started life as the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade and was assembled at Nanaimo, BC in October 1940 though the Brigade's headquarters was not established until February 1941 at Nanaimo. It was replaced in April 1941 by 13th Brigade and moved east to the Niagara area, where it in turn took over the duties of 13th Brigade. The brigade converted to armour as the 3rd Canadian Armoured Brigade on 26 January 1942.

Upon its conversion to armour in January 1942, the brigade consisted of

  • 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment (British Columbia Regiment)

  • 25th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Elgin Regiment)

  • 29th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment)

  • The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)

A change in the order of battle of armoured divisions in the latter half of 1942 meant that only one armoured brigade would be required. The BCR and SAR went to the 4th Armoured Brigade of the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division, the Lake Superior Regiment went to the 4th as the divisional motor battalion, and the Elgins were eventually re-roled as an armoured delivery regiment.


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