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1920 Otter Committee
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1914-1919  

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1919

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1945

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1950-1953

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1939-1945

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 1950-1953
1 Com Div | 25 Inf Bde

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Organizational Formations

Reserve Bdes - 1941-1945

13 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

14 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

27th Canadian Brigade

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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

Units of the Canadian Provost Corps in the Second World War

This is a list of units of the Canadian Provost Corps in the Second World War, including Companies and Independent Units on active service from 1939 to 1947.

Unit Serial Unit Designation Year Formed or Redesignated Employment Disposition and Notes
  Canadian Provost Corps Depot (Reinforcement and Training Unit)   UK  
  A-32 Canadian Provost Corps Training Centre Nov 1942 Camp Borden, ON Disbanded May 1946
2672 No 1 Canadian Provost Training Company 1945   Disbanded 1946
2725 No 1 Canadian Provost Training Depot 1945   Disbanded 1946
1955 No 1 Canadian Police Section 1945   Disbanded 1945
8003 No 1 L of C Provost Company - HQ 1944 GHQ TROOPS (1 Cdn Corps Base Area - Italy) Disbanded 1945
53 No 1 Provost Company (RCMP) 1939 1 CDN INF DIV UK/ITALY/NWE Disbanded 1946
660A No 1 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 46
288A No 1 Provost Section (L of C) 1939 GHQ TROOPS Disbanded 1946
1476 No 1 Provost Training Detachment 1944   Disbanded 1946
1767 No 1 Special Investigation Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
1817 No 1 Traffic Control Headquarters Section 1944 1 CDN ARMY HQ TROOPS Disbanded 1944
  1 Canadian Field Detention Barracks 1940 CMHQ  
  No 1 Canadian Field Punishment Camp   I CDN CORPS TROOPS  
  1 Canadian Army POW Cage Sep 1944 1 CDN ARMY TROOPS HQ UNITS Disbanded Jul 1945
  1 Canadian Detention Barracks (Headley)   CMHQ  
  No 1 Canadian Provost Corps Training and Reinforcement Depot 1945 ALDERSHOT Disbanded 1946
2345 No 2 Line of Communication Provost Company - HQ 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Cdn Army Base Area - NWE Disbanded 1946
203 No 2 Provost Company 1939 2 CDN INF DIV UK/NWE Disbanded 1946
660B No 2 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1946
288B No 2 Provost Section (L of C) 1943 GHQ TROOPS Disbanded 1946
  No 2 Canadian Field Punishment Camp   1 CDN ARMY TROOPS HQ UNITS  
8004 No 3 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 GHQ TROOPS Disbanded 1946
120 No 3 Provost Company   I CDN CORPS TROOPS  
660C No 3 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1946
288C No 3 Provost Section 1944 1 CDN AMD BDE (INDEPENDENT) Disbanded 1945
4065 No 3 Special Investigation Section 1945   Disbanded 1946
8005 No 4 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 GHQ TROOPS Disbanded 1946
773 No 4 Provost Company 1940 3 CDN INF DIV UK/NWE Disbanded 1946
660D No 4 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1946
  4 Canadian Detention Barracks (Reading)   CMHQ  
8022 No 5 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
973 No 5 Provost Company 1940 5 CDN ARMD DIV UK/ITALY/NWE Disbanded 1946
660E No 5 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1947
660 No 6 (Area) Provost Company 1940 CMHQ Disbanded 1947
8023 No 6 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
660 No 6 Provost Company 1940 CMHQ Primarily London, UK Small detachments in other areas of UK/Scotland. Disbanded 1947
66OF No 6 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1946
2346 No 7 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
661 No 7 Provost Company 1940 1 CDN ARMY TROOPS HQ UNITS UK and NWE Disbanded 1946
66OG No 7 Provost Detachment 1943 CMHQ Disbanded 1946
2347 No 8 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
659 No 8 Provost Company 1941 4 CDN ARMD DIV UK/NWE Disbanded 1946
660H No 8 Provost Detachment 1945   Disbanded 1946
2348 No 9 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
833 No 9 Provost Company 1941 CMHQ Canadian Reinforcement Units - UK Disbanded 1946
2349 No 10 Line of Communication Provost Section 1944 21st ARMY GROUP Disbanded 1946
822 No 10 Provost Company 1942   Disbanded 1945
532 No 11 Provost Company 1941 1 CDN ARMY TROOPS HQ UNITS Redesignated "No 30 Provost Company" 1942
2554 No 11 Provost Section 1944   Disbanded 1945
4100 No 11 Special Provost Section, North West Europe 1946   Disbanded 1947
1422 No 12 Company Canadian Provost Corps 1942   Redesignated "No 12 Provost Company" 1943
1422 No 12 Provost Company C Pro C 1943   Disbanded 1944
2012 No 12 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 31 Provost Company" 1942
2012A No 12A Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 32 Provost Company" 1942
1388 No 13 Provost Company 1943 II CDN CORPS TROOPS Disbanded 1946
2013 No 13 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 33 Provost Company" 1942
2014 No 14 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 34 Provost Company" 1942
2673 No 1914 Provost Company 45 ALDERSHOT Canadian Repatriation Depots - UK Disbanded 1946
2018 No 14A Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 35 Provost Company" 1942
2015 No 15 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 36 Provost Company" 1942
2662 No 15 Provost Company 1945   Disbanded 1945
2016 No 16 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 37 Provost Company" 1942
2663 No 16 Provost Company 1945 CAPF Disbanded 1945
2016A No 16A Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 38 Provost Company" 1942
2017 No 17 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 39 Provost Company" 1942
2699 No 17 Provost Company 1945 ALDERSHOT Canadian Repatriation Depots - UK Disbanded 1946
1360 No 18 Provost Company 1943 NEWFOUNDLAND Disbanded 1946
2028 No 19 Section, C Pro C 1943   Disbanded 1944
2020 No 20 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 40 Provost Company" 1942
2021 No 21 Provost Company      
2021A No 21A Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 42 Provost Company" 1942
2022 No 22 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 43 Provost Company" 1942
2023 No 23 Provost Company 1941   Redesignated "No 44 Provost Company" 1942
2011 No 30 Provost Company 1942 London, ON  
2012 No 31 Provost Company 1942 Toronto, ON  
2012A No 32 Provost Company 1942 Toronto, ON  
2013 No 33 Provost Company 1942 Ottawa, ON  
2014 No 34 Provost Company 1942 Montreal, PQ  
2018 No 35 Provost Company 1942 Montreal, PQ  
2015 No 36 Provost Company 1942 Quebec, PQ  
2016 No 37 Provost Company 1942 Halifax, NS  
2016A No 38 Provost Company 1942 Halifax, NS  
2017 No 39 Provost Company 1942 Saint John, NB  
2020 No 40 Provost Company 1942 Winnipeg, MB  
2021 No 41 Provost Company   Vancouver, BC  
2021A No 42 Provost Company 1942 Prince George, BC Disbanded 44
2022 No 43 Provost Company 1942 Regina, SK Disbanded 1946
2023 No 44 Provost Company 1942 Calgary, AB  
2024 No 45 Company Canadian Provost Corps 1942 Sydney, NS Disbanded 1946
2025 No 46 Company Canadian Provost Corps 1942 Rimouski, PQ Disbanded 1946
2026 No 47 Company Canadian Provost Corps 1943 Petawawa, ON Disbanded 1946
2027 No 48 Provost Company 1944 Camp Borden, ON  
1360 Canadian Provost Corps Detachment Newfoundland 1943   Redesignated No "18 Provost Coy" 1943

There were also 28 Military Detention Barracks (MDB) operating in Canada, 25 of them still functioning by Aug 1945.

This list was adapted from that created by John Cameron on his website CANADIAN MILITARY POLICE, who compiled the list from Unit Serials of the Canadian Army 1939 -46 (Service Publications Special Series # 1), Canadian Army Overseas Routine Orders, and Canadian Army Order of Battle. The list has been modified with information from Watchdog: A History of the Canadian Provost Corps by Andrew R. Ritchie.

 


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