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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1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
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1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
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

Unit Listings - 1936

This is a listing of the units of the Canadian Army in 1936.

Permanent Active Militia (Permanent Force)

Cavalry

  • Royal Canadian Dragoons

  • Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Infantry

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

  • Royal 22e Regiment

Non-Permanent Active Militia

Cavalry

  • Governor General's Body Guard (Amalgamated with The Mississauga Horse and renamed The Governor General's Horse Guards 15 Dec.)

  • 1st Hussars

  • 2nd Dragoons (Amalgamated with 10th Brant Dragoons 15 Dec to become 2nd/10th Dragoons.)

  • 3rd Prince of Wales' Canadian Dragoons (Amalgamated with The Peterborough Rangers, HQ and C Coy, 4th Machine Gun Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps to become The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment)(MG) 15 Dec.)

  • 4th Hussars of Canada (Amalgamated with The Princess Louise Dragoon Guards 15 Dec.)

  • The Princess Louise Dragon Guards (Amalgamated with 4th Hussars of Canada 15 Dec to become 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards.)

  • 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (Amalgamated with 1st Armoured Car Regiment and redesignated 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (Armoured Car) 15 Dec.)

  • 7th Hussars (Amalgamated with 11th Hussars to become 7th/11th Hussars 1 Apr.)

  • 8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars

  • The Mississauga Horse (Amalgamated with The Governor General's Body Guard 15 Dec.)

  • 10th Queen's Own Canadian Hussars (Disbanded 1 Feb.)

  • The Prince Edward Island Light Horse

  • 11th Hussars (Amalgamated with 7th Hussars to become 7th/11th Hussars 1 Apr.)

  • 12th Manitoba Dragoons

  • 13th Scottish Light Horse (Disbanded 15 Dec.)

  • King's Canadian Hussars (Redesignated King's Canadian Hussars (Armoured Car) 15 Dec while absorbing C Company, Colchester and Hants Regiment, and B Company, 6th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps.)

  • 15th Canadian Light Horse (Amalgamated with The South Alberta Horse to form 15th Alberta Light Horse 16 Feb.)

  • 16th Canadian Light Horse (Amalgamated with The Saskatchewan Mounted Rifles to form 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse 15 Dec.)

  • 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars

  • The Manitoba Mounted Rifles

  • 19th Alberta Dragoons (Amalgamated with the Alberta Mounted Rifles on 16 Feb with no change in designation.)

  • The Saskatchewan Mounted Rifles (Amalgamated with 16th Canadian Light Horse, to form 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse 15 Dec.)

  • 9th Grey's Horse (Disbanded 1 Feb.)

  • 10th Brant Dragoons (Amalgamated with 2nd Dragoons to form 2nd/10th Dragoons 15 Dec.)

  • 14th Canadian Light Horse

  • The New Brunswick Dragoons (Disbanded, less HQ and HQ Sqn absorbed by The Saint John Fusiliers, and B Sqn amalgamated with C Coy, 7th Machine Gun Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, to form 104th Field Battery, RCA, 15 Apr.)

  • The British Columbia Dragoons

  • The British Columbia Hussars (Redesignated The British Columbia Hussars (Armoured Car) 15 Dec.)

  • The Manitoba Horse (Amalgamated with the Fort Garry Horse 15 Dec.)

  • The Fort Garry Horse (Amalgamated with The Manitoba Horse 15 Dec 1936 with no change in designation.)

  • The Alberta Mounted Rifles (Amalgamated with the 19th Alberta Dragoons 16 Feb.)

  • South Alberta Horse (Amalgamated with 15th Canadian Light Horse to create 15th Alberta Light Horse 16 Feb.)

Infantry

  • The Governor General's Foot Guards

  • The Canadian Grenadier Guards

  • The Queens Own Rifles of Canada

  • Victoria Rifles of Canada

  • Les Chasseurs Canadiens (Disbanded 15 Dec.)

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

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

  • The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (Redesignated The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)(MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Royal Rifles of Canada

  • Les Voltigeurs de Quebec

  • The Royal Grenadiers (Amalgamated with The Toronto Regiment to form The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers 15 Dec.)

  • The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Amalgamated with The Vancouver Regiment 1 Jun to become The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment).)

  • The York Rangers (Amalgamated with The Queen's Rangers (1st American Regiment) 15 Dec to become The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)(MG).)

  • The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Amalgamated with The Wentworth Regiment to create The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) 15 Dec.)

  • The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (Redesignated The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Argyll Light Infantry (Redesignated The Argyll Light Infantry (Tank) 15 Dec.)

  • Le Regiment de Levis

  • Les Franc-tireurs du Saguenay

  • The Lincoln Regiment (Amalgamated with The Lincoln and Welland Regiment 15 Dec; name remained The Lincoln and Welland Regiment.)

  • The Lorne Rifles (Scottish) (Amalgamated with The Peel and Dufferin Regiment 15 Dec to become The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).)

  • The Essex Scottish

  • The Oxford Rifles

  • The Northern Pioneers (Amalgamated with The Algonquin Regiment 15 Dec.)

  • The Kent Regiment (Amalgamated with B Coy 2 MG Bn to become The Kent Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Elgin Regiment

  • The Middlesex Light Infantry (Amalgamated with The Huron Regiment to become The Middlesex and Huron Regiment 1 Sep.)

  • The Lambton Regiment (Disbanded and converted to artillery 15 Dec.)

  • The Perth Regiment (Redesignated The Perth Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

  • The Wellington Regiment (Disbanded 14 Dec.)

  • The Grey Regiment (Amalgamated with The Simcoe Foresters to become The Grey and Simcoe Foresters 15 Dec.)

  • The Bruce Regiment (Disbanded 15 Dec.)

  • The Huron Regiment (Amalgamated with The Middlesex Light Infantry to become The Middlesex and Huron Regiment 1 Sep.)

  • The Ontario Regiment (Redesignated The Ontario Regiment (Tank) 15 Dec.)

  • The Simcoe Foresters (Amalgamated with The Grey Regiment to become The Grey and Simcoe Foresters 15 Dec.)

  • The Peel and Dufferin Regiment (Amalgamated with The Lorne Rifles (Scottish) 15 Dec to become The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).)

  • The Haldimand Rifles (Amalgamated with The Dufferin Rifles of Canada and C Coy 3 MG Bn to become The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada 15 Dec.)

  • The Dufferin Rifles of Canada (Amalgamated with The Haldimand Rifles and C Coy 3 MG Bn to become The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada 15 Dec.)

  • The Norfolk Regiment (Disbanded 14 Dec.)

  • The Northumberland Regiment (Amalgamated with The Durham Regiment to become The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham) 15 Dec.)

  • The Brockville Rifles

  • The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment

  • The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Amalgamated with B Coy 4th MG Bn to become The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

  • The Victoria and Halliburton Regiment (Disbanded 14 Feb and reorganized as artillery unit.)

  • The Durham Regiment (Amalgamated with The Northumberland Regiment to become The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham) 15 Dec.)

  • The Frontenac Regiment (HQ and B companies converted to artillery, A Company amalgamated with The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

  • The Sault Ste. Marie Regiment (Amalgamated with A Coy The Algonquin Regiment 15 Dec to become The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (MG).)

  • The Sherbrooke Regiment (Redesignated The Sherbrooke Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

  • The Irish Canadian Rangers (Disbanded 1 Feb.)

  • The Grenville Regiment (Lisgar Rifles) (Disbanded and converted to artillery 15 Dec.)

  • The Peterborough Rangers (Amalgamated with 3rd Prince of Wales Dragoons and HQ and C Coys 4 MG Bn to become The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterbororugh Regiment)(MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Royal Montreal Regiment (Redesignated The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

  • King's Own Rifles of Canada (Redesignated The King's Own Rifles of Canada (MG) when amalgamation occured with B Coy 12th MG Battalion.)

  • Le Regiment Montmagmy

  • The St. John Fusiliers (Redesignated The St. John Fusiliers (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Halifax Rifles

  • Le Regiment de Chateauguay (Redesignated Le Regiment de Chateauguay (Mit) 15 Dec.)

  • Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

  • The Princess Louise Fusiliers (Redesignated The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG) 1 Dec.)

  • The Carleton Light Infantry (Amalgamated with The York Regiment to become The Carleton and York Regiment 12 Dec.)

  • The North British Columbia Regiment (Converted to artillery 15 Dec 1936.)

  • The Annapolis Regiment (Amalgamated with The Lunenburg Regiment to become The West Nova Scotia Regiment 15 Dec.)

  • Le Regiment de Hull

  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

  • The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

  • The New Brunswick Rangers

  • The Lunenburg Regiment (|Amalgamated with The Annapolis Regiment to become The West Nova Scotia Regiment 15 Dec.)

  • The Wentworth Regiment (Amalgamated with The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry to create The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) 15 Dec.)

  • The Pictou Highlanders

  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

  • The Colchester and Hants Regiment (Amalgamated with The Cumberland Highlanders and C Coy 6th MG Battalion 1 Dec to become The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG).)

  • The Prince Edward Island Highlanders

  • Regiment de Joliette

  • Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe

  • Le Regiment de Maisonneuve

  • The Three Rivers Regiment (Redesignated The Three Rivers Regiment (Tank) 15 Dec.)

  • Le Regiment de Quebec (Redesignated Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit) 15 Dec.)

  • 1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment

  • 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Designated 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • Fusiliers du St. Laurent

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

  • The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) (Amalgamated with HQ, A and B Coys 3 MG Bn to become The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • Le Régiment de Dorchester et Beauce (Redesignated Le Régiment de la Chaudière (Mitrailleuses) 15 Dec.)

  • The Cumberland Highlanders (Amalgamated with Colcehester and Hants Regiment and C Coy 6th MG Battalion 1 Dec to become The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG).)

  • The Cape Breton Highlanders

  • The South Saskatchewan Regiment

  • The Regina Rifle Regiment

  • The Lake Superior Regiment

  • The Algonquin Regiment (B, C and D Coys amalgamated with Northern Pioneers while retaining name 15 Dec. A Coy amalgamated with Sault Ste. Marie Regiment 15 Dec.)

  • The Kenora Light Infantry (Converted to artillery 15 Dec.)

  • The Manitoba Rangers (Disbanded 14 Dec.)

  • The Winnipeg Grenadiers (Amalgamated with 10th MG Bn to become The Winnipeg Grenadiers (MG) 15 Nov.)

  • The Edmonton Regiment

  • The Edmonton Fusiliers (Redesignated The Edmonton Fusiliers (MG) upon amalgamation with A Coy 13 MG Bn.)

  • The Rocky Mountain Rangers

  • The Calgary Highlanders

  • The Calgary Regiment (Absorbed HQ and B Coys 13 MG Bn, redesignated The Calgary Regiment (Tank) 15 Dec.

  • The Prince Albert Volunteers (Amalgamated with The Battleford Light Infantry 15 Dec to become The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers.)

  • The Winnipeg Light Infantry (Redesignated The Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG) 12 Dec.)

  • The Kootenay Regiment (Disbanded 14 Dec.)

  • The Scots Fusiliers of Canada

  • The Irish Regiment of Canada (Amalgamated with HQ and A Coys 1 MG Bn and designated The Irish Regiment of Canada (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Amalgamated with HQ and A Coys, 1st MG Bn to become The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Toronto Regiment (Amalgamated with The Royal Grenadiers to form The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers 15 Dec.)

  • The Queen's Rangers (1st American Regiment) (Amalgamated with The York Rangers to become The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) 15 Dec.)

  • The North Alberta Regiment (Disbanded 1 Feb.)

  • The South Alberta Regiment (Amalgamated C Coy 13 MG Bn 1 Apr.)

  • The Assiniboia Regiment (Converted to artillery 30 Nov.)

  • The Battleford Light Infantry (Amalgamated with The Prince Albert Volunteers 15 Dec to become The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers.)

  • The Saskatoon Light Infantry (Amalgamated with C Coy 12 MG Bn to become The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG).)

  • The Weyburn Regiment (Amalgamated with The Saskatchewan Border Regiment 15 Dec to become The South Saskatchewan Regiment.)

  • The Saskatchewan Border Regiment (Amalgamated with The Weyburn Regiment 15 Dec to become The South Saskatchewan Regiment.)

  • The Yorkton Regiment (Disbanded 14 Dec.)

  • The Westminster Regiment (Amalgamated with C Coy 11 MG Bn to become The Westminster Regiment (MG) 15 Dec.)

  • The Vancouver Regiment (Amalgamated with The Irish Fusiliers of Canada 1 Jun to become The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment).)

  • The Essex Regiment (Tank) raised 15 Dec.

  • The New Brunswick Regiment (Tank) formed 15 Dec from HQ and B Coys 7 MG Bn.


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