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Canadian Armoured Units in the Second World War

This is a list of units of the Canadian Armoured Corps (created 13 Aug 1940) and Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (redesignated 2 August 1945) in the Second World War. Many other armoured regiments were also raised, though technically they were raised from infantry regiments. A full explanation of the organization of Canada's military is given in the article on the Canadian Army.

The British Columbia Dragoons

9th Armoured Regiment (British Columbia Dragoons)

  • Location on Mobilization: Kelowna, BC

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Dec 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

9th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars

5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: Hampton, NB

  • Date of Mobilization: Jul 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 41 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

5th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

15th Alberta Light Horse

31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Battalion

  • Location on Mobilization: Calgary, AB

  • Date of Mobilization: 13 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 1945

  • Notes:

15th (Reserve) Alberta Light Horse

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment

  • Location on Mobilization: In the field

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 Oct 44

  • Assignments/Employment: NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 11 May 45

  • Notes: Formed in Holland; served with British 79th Armoured Division

First Hussars

6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: London, ON

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

6th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

The Fort Garry Horse

10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)

  • Location on Mobilization: Winnipeg, MB

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

10th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

14th Canadian Hussars

  • Was designated the "14th Canadian Light Horse" until 1940.

14th Canadian Hussars

  • Location on Mobilization: Climax, SK

  • Date of Mobilization: 26 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Redesignated "8th Reconnaissance Battalion (14th Canadian Hussars)" in Apr 41.

    • Redesignated "8th Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars)" on 8 Jun 42.

    • Jul 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

8th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

14th Canadian Light Horse

  • Location: Climax SK

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes: Redesignated the "14th Canadian Light Horse" in 1940.

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards

4th Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)

  • Location on Mobilization: Ottawa, ON

  • Date of Mobilization: 26 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes: Served briefly as an infantry battalion in 44 and early 45.

4th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)

*Location on Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

The Governor General's Horse Guards

3rd Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The Governor General's Horse Guards)

  • Location on Mobilization: Downsview, ON

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 41 - UK

    • Dec 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

3rd (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Horse Guards)

  • Location: Downsview, ON

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

2nd Armoured Regiment (Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians))

  • Location on Mobilization: Calgary, AB

  • Date of Mobilization: Jul 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Returned to Canada Jan 1946.

  • Notes:

Manitoba Mounted Rifles

  • Location: Portage La Prairie, MB

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

19th Alberta Dragoons

  • Location: Edmonton, AB

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

The Prince Edward Island Light Horse

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade Headquarters Squadron

  • Location on Mobilization: Charlottetown, PEI

  • Date of Mobilization: 27 Feb 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 41 - UK

    • Jul 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

    • Redesignated "2nd Corps Defence Company" 1 Nov 43

    • Served as infantry company

17th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (Prince Edward Island Light Horse)

  • Location: Charlottetown, PEI

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

The Royal Canadian Dragoons

1st Armoured Car Regiment (The Royal Canadian Dragoons)

  • Location on Mobilization: St Jean, PQ

  • Date of Mobilization: 21 Sep 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 39 - UK

    • Oct 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - Med

  • Final Disposition: Returned to Canada Jan 1946.

  • Notes:

2nd Armoured Car Regiment

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

2nd/10th Dragoons

  • Location on Mobilization: Hamilton, ON

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment: Did not leave Canada

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars

7th Reconaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: Montreal, PQ

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

7th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization:

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

2nd 7th Reconaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars)

  • Location on Mobilization: overseas

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment: CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 24 May 46

  • Notes:

7th/11th Hussars

2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Headquarters Squadron

  • Location on Mobilization: Bury, PQ

  • Date of Mobilization: 27 Feb 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 41 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Jan 43

  • Notes: Personnel absorbed by HQ, 5th Cdn Arm Bde

16th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (7th/11th Hussars)

  • Location:

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse

16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse

  • Locationon Mobilization: Lloydminster, SK

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jun 43 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 43.

  • Notes: Amalgamated with another unit to become "The Battleford Light Infantry (16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse) 1 May 41.

2nd Battalion (?)

  • Location:

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (Armoured Car)

5th Canadian Armoured Division Headquarters Squadron

  • Location on Mobilization: Montreal, PQ

  • Date of Mobilization: 27 Feb 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbaned 1 Jan 43

  • Notes: Personnel absorbed by HQ, 5th Cdn Armd Div

15th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars)

  • Location:

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

12th Manitoba Dragoons

18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons)

  • Location on Mobilization: Virden, MB

  • Date of Mobilization: 10 May 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Sep 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

12th (Reserve) Manitoba Dragoons

  • Location:

  • Date of Mobilization: Did not Mobilize

  • Assignments/Employment: Reserve Army

  • Final Disposition:

  • Notes:

 


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