Organization

Canadian Army

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Headquarters

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Reorganizations

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1995 Special Commission

Organizational Corps/Branches

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Field Forces

1914-1919  

Canadian Expeditionary Force
CEF Regional Affiliations

Territorial Reinforcement Regts.

1919

Canadian Siberian Exped Force

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1945

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1950-1953

Canadian Army Special Force

Field Force Formations

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Canadian Corps
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1939-1945

1st Canadian Army

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3rd Tank Brigade

 1950-1953
1 Com Div | 25 Inf Bde

Foreign Headquarters

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SHAEF

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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

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RCOC 1939-1945

 

Infantry Battalions in the Second World War

By 1939, there were three types of infantry regiments in the Canadian forces - rifle, tank and machine gun. Tank regiments converted to armour during the war and became part of the Canadian Armoured Corps. Some Machine Gun regiments mobilized rifle battalions (which did not add the M.G. designation to their title). Some infantry regiments were also converted to armour during the war.

On 2 September 1942, the Canadian Infantry Corps was formed, primarily as an administrative entity to train and hold reinforcements for its component regiments.

Most regiments mobilized more than one battalion during the course of the war. In 1939-40, these battalions were raised for the field force known as the Canadian Active Service Force. In 1940, the structure of Canada's military was changed, with the CASF being redesignated. A full explanation is given in the article on the Canadian Army.

The Algonquin Regiment

  • Location: North Bay, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Feb 42 - Newfoundland

    • Jun 43 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)(MG)

  • Location: Hamilton, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 15 Aug 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Sep 41 - Jamaica

    • Jul 43 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Argyll Light Infantry (Tank)

  • Location: Belleville, ON

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jun 40 - Newfoundland

    • Aug 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Aug 43.

3rd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

4th Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles)

  • Location: Vancouver, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE Converted and redesignated "28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment)" 26 Jan 42. Served as Armoured Regiment.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Brockville Rifles

  • Location: Brockville, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jamaica

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Apr 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Calgary Highlanders

  • Location: Calgary, AB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Calgary Regiment (Tank)

  • Location: Calgary, AB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 11 Feb 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment.

    • Jun 41 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army. Designated 14th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)).

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG)

  • Location: Ottawa, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

    • Jul 40 - Iceland

    • Apr 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE Disbanded 31 Dec 45. The (MG) designation was dropped on 1 Apr 42.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 18 May 46.

The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)(MG)

  • Location: London, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 29 Jan 42

    • Aug 43 - Kiska

    • Dec 43 - return to Canada

    • May 44 - UK Converted and redesignated "2 Canadian Infantry Training Battalion" 1 November 1944.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 10 Aug 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Canadian Grenadier Guards

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "22nd Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Sep 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

  • Date of Formation: 1 Jul 42

  • Employment:

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Disbanded: 30 Sep 1945

2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 16 Jul 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Retitled 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion on 25 May 1943. Canadian component of the joint Canadian-American First Special Service Force.

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 43 - Kiska

    • 43 - Med

    • 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 5 Dec 44

The Canadian Scottish Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Victoria, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Served in Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43

3rd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

4th Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 29 Apr 46.

The Cape Breton Highlanders

  • Location: Sydney, NS

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Carleton and York Regiment

  • Location: St. Stephen, NB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Sep 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles

  • Location: Brantford, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: Jul 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

The Edmonton Fusiliers (MG)

  • Location: Edmonton, AB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 14 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Aug 43.

The Edmonton Regiment

  • Location: Edmonton, AB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE Renamed "The Loyal Edmonton Regiment" 7 July 1943.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Elgin Regiment

  • Location: St. Thomas, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Converted and redesignated as a tank delivery unit in England 26 Jan 42.

    • 29 Dec 42 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Essex Regiment (Tank)

  • Location: Windsor, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Employed in UK as an equipment assembly unit. Converted and redesignated "No. 1 Canadian Equipment Assembly Unit" 8 Jun 42.

    • Jul 43 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Mar 44.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army. Designated 30th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (Essex Regiment).

The Essex Scottish

  • Location: Windsor, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

48th Highlanders of Canada

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

  • Location: Sherbrooke, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 18 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Fusiliers du St. Laurent

  • Location: Rimouski, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 3 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 18 Jan 45

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

  • Assignments/Employment: Designated "Le Regiment de Gaspe-Bonaventure" 15 Aug 44.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Mar 46.

Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 40 - Iceland

    • Oct 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Served in Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

The Garrison Battalion

  • Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 15 Aug 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Served in Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

2nd Battalion

  • Location: Kingston, ON

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Governor General's Foot Guards

  • Location: Ottawa, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Sep 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Grey and Simcoe Foresters

  • Location: Owen Sound, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "26th Army Tank Battalion (The Grey and Simcoe Foresters)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Jun 43 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Halifax Rifles

  • Location: Halifax, NS

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "23rd Army Tank Battalion (The Halifax Rifles)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Jun 43 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

  • Location: Trenton, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

  • Location: Galt, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 May 46.

Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment)

  • Location: Vancouver, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • May 43 - Jamaica

    • Aug 44 - return to Canada

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 19 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Aug 43.

The Irish Regiment of Canada (MG)

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 42 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Kent Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Chatham, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Mar 46. (MG) designation dropped 1 Apr 41.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The King's Own Rifles (MG)

  • Location: Moose Jaw, SK

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 29 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Mar 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Lake Superior Regiment

  • Location: Port Arthur, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment

  • Location: Pembroke, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 5 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1944

  • Assignments/Employment: On 13 Jul 44, the 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment was redesignated the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish.

    • 44 - Med

    • Mar 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: On 15 Mar 1945, the unit reverted to its original role, and was redesignated "1st LAA Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment)" and disbanded on 29 Jun 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

  • Location: St. Catharine's, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 15 Aug 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Sep 41 - Newfoundland

    • May 43 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Haltot Regiment)

  • Location: Brampton, ON

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Provided troops for defence and employment units at brigade, division, and corps headquarters of all formations in UK, Med and NWE including CAOF. Did not serve as a standard infantry battalion.

Also mobilized several depot units.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

  • See The Edmonton Regiment

The Manitoba Mounted Rifles

  • Location: Portage-La-Prairie, MB

  • Provided local protective duties.

The Manitoba Volunteer Reserve

  • Provided local protective duties.

The Middlesex and Huron Regiment

  • Location: Strathroy, ON

  • Provided local protective duties.

The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The New Brunswick Rangers

  • Location: Sussex, NB

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Provided MG company in NWE, not a battalion.

    • Goose Bay, Labrador

    • Sep 43 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: 10th Coy disbanded 15 Feb 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The New Brunswick Regiment (Tank)

  • Location: Moncton, NB

  • Provided local protective duties.

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG)

  • Location: Amherst, NS

1st Battalion

  • Mobilized 24 May 40

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

    • Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

(The MG designation was dropped on 7 Mar 41.)

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 May 46.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

  • Location: Newcastle, NB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 13 Apr 46.

The Ontario Regiment (Tank)

  • Location: Oshawa, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "11th Army Tank Battalion (The Ontario Regiment (Tank))" 15 May 1942.

    • Jun 41 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army. Designated as 11th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (Ontario Regiment (Tank)).

The Oxford Rifles

  • Location: Woodstock, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 10 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Perth Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Stratford, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Oct 41 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Jan 46. The (MG) designation was replaced with a (Motor) designation on 1 Apr 41, then the Motor designation was dropped on 31 Jan 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Pictou Highlanders

  • Location: Stellarton, NS

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Special companies formed for service in Bahamas and Bermuda.

    • Mar 43 - Newfoundland

    • Aug 43 - return to Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Apr 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers

  • Location: North Battleford, SK

  • Broken up in May 41; Battleford portion amalgamated with 16/22 Saskatchewan Horse. Remainder became the Prince Albert Volunteers.

The Prince Albert Volunteers

  • Location: Prince Albert, SK

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 5 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Prince Edward Island Highlanders

  • Location: Charlottetown, PEI

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 41 - Newfoundland

    • Mar 43 - return to Canada

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded Jan 45

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Prince of Wales' Rangers (Peterborough Regiment)(MG)

  • Location: Peterborough, ON

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

The Prince Rupert Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Prince Rupert, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 20 Oct 42

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1946.

The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)

  • Location: Halifax, NS

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Provided 2 MG companies in Med and NWE, not a battalion. Reorganized several times, finally as MG company. Second Company added when 12th Infantry Brigade created.

    • Oct 42 - UK

    • Nov 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: 11th Coy disbanded 15 Feb 46. 12th Coy disbanded Mar 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Kingston, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43. The (MG) designation was dropped (by this battalion only) 19 Jul 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

CASF

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Reverted to Interim Force (precursor of Canadian Army Active Force, the Regular Army of Canada) in Sep 45 upon disbandment of CAPF, as 2nd Battalion, PPCLI.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 40 - Newfoundland

    • Nov 40 - return to Canada

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 30 Nov 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

4th Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 14 May 46.

The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (MG)

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 5 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de Chauteauguay (Mit)

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Redesignated "1st Airfield Defence Battalion (Le Regiment de Chauteauguay (Mit))" on 19 Jul 43. The (Mit) designation was dropped on 1 Jan 44. Some companies served in Newfoundland before embarkation to the UK.

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 18 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de Gaspe-Bonaventure

  • Location: Rimouski, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 15 Aug 44

  • Assignments/Employment: Formed from the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Fusiliers du St. Laurent.

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Mar 46.

Le Regiment de Hull

  • Location: Hull, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 29 Jul 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Converted and redesignated "4th Canadian Infantry Training Battalion, Type B (Le Regiment de Hull)" 1 Nov 44.

    • Aug 43 - Kiska

    • Jan 44 - return to Canada

    • 25 May 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 18 Sep 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de Joliette

  • Location: Joliette, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 3 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jan 43 - Newfoundland

    • Feb 44 - return to Canada

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 19 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de la Chaudiere (Mit)

  • Location: Levis, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Dropped the Mit designation 24 May 40.

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 24 Apr 46.

Le Regiment de Levis

  • Location: Levis, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

Le Regiment de Montmagny

  • Location: Montmagny, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Feb 44 -Newfoundland

    • May 44 - returned to Canada

    • Jul 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Sep 44.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit)

  • Location: Quebec, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 44 - Newfoundland

    • Mar 45 - returned to Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 22 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe

  • Location: St. Hyacinthe, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 3 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Apr 43 - Newfoundland

    • Sep 44 - returned to Canada

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 14 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Le Regiment du Saguenay

  • Location: Chicoutimi, PQ

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Regina Rifle Regiment

  • Location: Regina, SK

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Redesignated "2nd Airfield Defence Battalion (The Regina Rifle Regiment)" 19 Jul 43.

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Nov 43

4th Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 4 Apr 46.

The Rocky Mountain Rangers

  • Location: Kamloops, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Redesignated "1st Canadian Infantry Training Battalion, Type A" 1 Nov 44.

Redesignated again as "No. 9 Cdn Repatriation Depot, Type 'T'" 5 Jul 45.

    • Aug 43 - Kiska

    • Jan 44 - returned to Canada

    • May 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 28 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Royal Canadian Regiment

  • Location: London, ON

CASF

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Reverted to Interim Force (precursor of Canadian Army Active Force, the Regular Army of Canada) in Sep 45 upon disbandment of CAPF, as 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

  • Location: Hamilton, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Westmount, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Redesignated several times. Served as headquarters defence battalion for First Canadian Army.

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 16 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF (As reconnaissance unit.)

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Royal Regiment of Canada

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jun 40 - Iceland

    • Oct 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Royal Rifles of Canada

  • Location: Quebec, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Destroyed at Hong Kong, Dec 41.

    • Dec 40 - Newfoundland

    • Aug 41 - returned to Canada

    • Oct 41 - Hong Kong

  • Reconstituted: 1 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment: Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 10 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Royal 22e Regiment

  • Location: Quebec, PQ

CASF

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Feb 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Reverted to Interim Force (precursor of Canadian Army Active Force, the Regular Army of Canada) in Sep 45 upon disbandment of CAPF, as 2nd Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 12 May 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Aug 43.

4th Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 28 Mar 46.

The St. John Fusiliers (MG)

  • Location: Saint John, NB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Jan 41

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Aug 43 - Kiska

    • Jan 44 - returned to Canada

    • Jan 45 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 10 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG)

  • Location: Saskatoon, SK

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF (Three "cannon companies" only.)

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization:

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded.

The Scots Fusiliers of Canada

  • Location: Kitchener, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 5 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Did not leave Canada.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

  • Location: Vancouver, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment

  • Location: Sherbrooke, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40 (23 Jul 40 - "The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, CASF" created by amalgamation of the active service elements of The Sherbrooke Regiment, and Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke. Converted and redesignated "27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Aug 41 - Newfoundland

    • Feb 42 - returned to Canada

    • Oct 42 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Sherbrooke Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Sherbrooke, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Mobilized as #1 General Base Depot, CASF.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded in UK Jul 40.

The South Alberta Regiment

  • Location: Medicine Hat, AB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "29th Armoured Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Aug 42 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The South Saskatchewan Regiment

  • Location: Estevan, SK

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 40 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

  • Location: Cornwall, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Jul 41 - UK

    • Jun 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

3rd Battalion

  • Raised: 1 Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAOF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 24 May 46.

The Three Rivers Regiment (Tank)

  • Location: Three Rivers, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment.

    • Jun 41 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army. Designated 12th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Three Rivers Regiment (Tank)).

The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG)

  • Location: Toronto, ON

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 44 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Dec 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Veterans Guard of Canada

Provided men for guard and protective duties in Canada, Bahamas, and South America.

Victoria Rifles of Canada

  • Location: Montreal, PQ

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 24 May 40

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Nov 40 - Newfoundland

    • Sep 41 -returned to Canada

    • Nov 44 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 21 Nov 44.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

Les Voltigeurs de Quebec

  • Location: Quebec, PQ

  • Date of Mobilization: 10 May 41

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Armoured Regiment. Converted and redesignated "24th Army Tank Battalion (Les Voltigeurs de Quebec)" 26 Jan 42.

    • Jul 43 - UK

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 43.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Westminster Regiment (MG)

  • Location: New Westminster, BC

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment: Served as Motor Regiment.

    • Nov 41 - UK

    • Dec 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 31 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The West Nova Scotia Regiment

  • Location: Bridgewater, NS

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • Dec 39 - UK

    • Jul 43 - Med

    • Mar 45 - NWE

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 15 Oct 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

CAPF

  • Raised: Jun 45

  • Assignments/Employment:

    • CAPF

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 1 Nov 45.

The Winnipeg Grenadiers (MG)

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 1 Sep 39

  • Assignments/Employment:

  • May 40 - Bermuda/Jamaica

  • Oct 41 - returned to Canada

  • Oct 41 - Hong Kong.

  • Final Disposition: Destroyed at Hong Kong Dec 41.

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 10 Jan 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

  • Aug 43 - Kiska

  • Dec 43 - returned to Canada

  • May 44 - UK Redesignated "3rd Canadian Infantry Training Battalion, Type A" 1 Nov 44.

Redesignated "No. 10 Canadian Repatriation Depot, Type 'T'" 5 Jul 45.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 28 Jan 46.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

The Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG)

  • Location: Winnipeg, MB

1st Battalion

  • Date of Mobilization: 18 Mar 42

  • Assignments/Employment:

  • Jan 45 - UK. Battalion dropped the (M.G.) designation on mobilization.

  • Final Disposition: Disbanded 10 Jan 45.

2nd Battalion

  • Did not Mobilize - Reserve Army.

 


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