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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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 - 1942

This is a listing of the units of the Canadian Army in 1942.

Canadian Army (Active)

Armour

  • 1st Armoured Car Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons)

    • Active

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

    • Active

Infantry

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment

    • Active

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

    • Active

  • Royal 22e Regiment

    • Active

Canadian Army (Reserve)

Armour

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

    • Active armoured regiment (3rd Armoured Regiment (Governor General's Horse Guards)

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

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

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • 2nd/10th Dragoons

  • 4th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) (Redesignated 4th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) 8 Jun.)

    • Active armoured reconnaissance regiment.4th (Active) Princess Louise Dragoon Guards redesignated 4th Reconnaissance Battalion (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards) 8 Jun.

    • Reserve reconnaissance regiment.

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

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

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

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

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

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

    • Active squadron, "2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Headquarters Squadron (7th/11th Hussars).

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • 12th Manitoba Dragoons (Redesignated 18th (Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment 26 Jan.)

    • Active armoured car regiment.

    • 12th (Reserve) Manitoba Dragoons, Reserve

  • 7th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars) (Redesignated 7th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars) 8 Jun.)

    • Active reconnaissance regiment.

    • Reserve reconnaissance regiment raised.

  • The Manitoba Mounted Rifles

  • 19th Alberta Dragoons

  • 8th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (14th Canadian Hussars) (Redesignated 8th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars) 8 Jun.)

  • 9th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Dragoons)

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

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

    • Active armoured regiment (10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)).

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • 15th Alberta Light Horse

    • Active armoured reconnaissance regiment.

    • Reserve regiment.

  • 12th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The Three Rivers Regiment) (Tank) (Redesignated 12th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Three Rivers Regiment)(Tank) 15 Aug.)

    • 1st Battalion converted to armour.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • 14th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) (Redesignated 14th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment)(Tank) 15 Aug.)

    • Active armoured regiment

  • The Essex Regiment (Tank) (Redesignated 30th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (Essex Regiment) 27 Jan. Redesignated 30th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (Essex Regiment) 8 Jun.)

    • Mobilized No. 1 Canadian Equipment Assembly Unit 8 Jun.

    • Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment.

  • 19th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The New Brunswick Regiment)(Tank) (Redesignated 19th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The New Brunswick Regiment)(Tank) 15 Aug.)

Infantry

  • The Governor General's Foot Guards

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Canadian Grenadier Guards

    • 1st Batallion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion Reserve

  • The Queens Own Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Victoria Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion mobilized 18 May.

    • 3rd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Royal Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Les Voltigeurs de Quebec

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Royal Regiment of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

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

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment)

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

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 5 Mar

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG)

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 12 May.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Argyll Light Infantry (Tank)

  • Le Regiment de Levis

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 12 May

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

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

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 29 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment)

    • Various Depot, Defence and Employment units, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Essex Scottish

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Oxford Rifles

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Kent Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Elgin Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, coverted to armour and redesignated 25th Armoured Regiment (The Elgin Regiment) 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Middlesex and Huron Regiment

  • The Perth Regiment (Motor)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (Redesignated 26th Army Tank Battalion (The Grey and Simcoe Foresters) 26 Jan, then redesignated 26th Army Tank Regiment (The Grey and Simcoe Foresters) 15 May.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Ontario Regiment (Tank) (Redesignated 11th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)) 15 Aug.
    1st Battalion converted to armour 15 May, designated 11th Army Tank Regiment (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)) 15 May.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Brockville Rifles

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 5 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (MG)

  • The Sherbrooke Regiment

  • Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar.

  • The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment converted to armour 26 Jan and redesignated as 27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment).

  • The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterbororugh Regiment)(MG)

  • The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The King's Own Rifles of Canada (MG)

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 29 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment Montmagmy

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The St. John Fusiliers (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Halifax Rifles

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan, designated 23rd Army Tank Battalion (The Halifax Rifles).

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Chateauguay (Mit)

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion mobilized 12 May.

  • The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Carleton and York Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The West Nova Scotia Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Hull

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The New Brunswick Rangers

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Pictou Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Prince Edward Island Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Regiment de Joliette

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 3 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 3 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Maisonneuve

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion mobilized 12 May.

  • Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit)

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Fusiliers du St. Laurent

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 3 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion mobilized 12 May.

  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Saguenay

  • The Arygll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lake Superior Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Régiment de la Chaudière

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Cape Breton Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Regina Rifle Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion mobilized 12 May.

  • The South Saskatchewan Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Algonquin Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Winnipeg Grenadiers

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Edmonton Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Edmonton Fusiliers

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, mobilized 12 May.

  • The Rocky Mountain Rangers

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Calgary Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Prince Albert Volunteers

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 5 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Battleford Light Infantry (16/22 Saskatchewan Horse)

  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG)

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 18 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • 1st Battalion The Canadian Scottish Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active

  • 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (MG)

    • Active

    • 3rd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Scots Fusiliers of Canada

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 5 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Irish Regiment of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The South Alberta Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, converted to armour 26 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Westminster Regiment (Motor)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion mobilized 12 May.

  • 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion created as Active unit 1 Jul.

  • 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion created as Active unit 16 Jul.

  • The Garrison Battalion

    • 1st Battalion mobilized 15 Aug.

    • 2nd Battalion Reserve

  • The Prince Rupert Regiment (MG) created as Active unit 20 Oct 42.


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