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 - 1946

This is a listing of the units of the Canadian Army in 1946.

Canadian Army (Active)

Armour

  • 1st Armoured Car Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons)

    • Active, returned to Canada Jan. Redesignated 1st Armoured Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons) 16 Oct.

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

    • Active, returned to Canada Jan. (Redesignated 2nd Armoured Regiment (Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)) RCAC 16 Oct.)  

Infantry

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

  • Royal 22e Regiment

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) Disbanded 31 Jan.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

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

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • 2nd/10th Dragoons (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

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

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

  • 16th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (7th/11th Hussars)(Redesignated 16th Reconnaissance Regiment (7th/11th Hussars) 1 Apr.)

  • 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) (Amalgamated with The Prince Edward Island Highlanders to form 17th (Prince Edward Island) Reconnaissance Regiment 1 Apr.)

  • 18th (Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment

    • Active armoured car regiment.

  • 12th (Reserve) Manitoba Dragoons, Reserve

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

    • Active reconnaissance regiment.

    • Reserve reconnaissance regiment.

    • 2nd 7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars) disbanded 24 May.

  • The Manitoba Mounted Rifles (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • 19th Alberta Dragoons

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

  • 9th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Dragoons) (Redesignated 9th Reconnaissance Regiment (The British Columbia Dragoons) 1 Apr.)

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

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

    • Active armoured regiment (10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)). Disbanded 31 Jan.

    • Reserve armoured regiment.

  • 15th Alberta Light Horse (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

    • Active armoured reconnaissance regiment.

    • Reserve regiment.

  • 11th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)) (Redesignated 11th Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment) 1 Apr.)

  • 12th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Three Rivers Regiment)(Tank)(Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • Reserve regiment.

  • 14th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment)(Tank). (Redesignated The Calgary Regiment (Tank) 1 Apr, then redesignated 14th Armoured Regiment (King's Own Calgary Regiment) 22 Jul.)

    • Active armoured regiment

  • 30th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Regiment (Essex Regiment) (Redesignated 22nd Reconnaissance Regiment (Essex Regiment) 1 Apr.)

    • Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment.

  • 19th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The New Brunswick Regiment)(Tank) (Converted to artillery 31 Mar.)

Infantry

  • The Governor General's Foot Guards

    • Active armoured regiment, disbanded 31 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Canadian Grenadier Guards

    • Active armoured regiment, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion Reserve

  • The Queens Own Rifles of Canada

    • 4th Battalion (CAOF), disbanded 14 May.

  • Victoria Rifles of Canada

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

  • The Royal Rifles of Canada

  • Les Voltigeurs de Quebec (Redesignated Les Voltigeurs de Quebec (Motor) 1 Apr.)

  • The Royal Regiment of Canada

  • The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles)(Redesignated 13th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment) 1 Apr.)

    • Active armoured regiment.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment)

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

  • The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

  • The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG) (Redesignated The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment 1 Apr.)

  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

  • The Argyll Light Infantry (Tank) (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • Le Regiment de Levis

  • The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

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

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

    • Various Depot, Defence and Employment units, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Essex Scottish

  • The Oxford Rifles

  • The Kent Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 30 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Elgin Regiment

    • Active armoured regiment, 25th Canadian Armoured Delivery Regiment (The Elgin Regiment) disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Middlesex and Huron Regiment (Disbanded 31 Mar.)

  • The Perth Regiment (Motor)(Redesignated The Perth Regiment 1 Apr.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 31 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, disbanded 1 May.

  • The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham) ( Redesignated The Midland Regiment 1 Apr.)

  • The Brockville Rifles (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 30 Apr.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, disbanded 24 May.

  • The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (MG) (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Sherbrooke Regiment (Redesignated 12th Armoured Regiment (Sherbrooke Regiment) 1 Apr.)

  • Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

  • The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterbororugh Regiment)(MG) (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG)

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

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 30 Mar.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment Montmagmy

  • The St. John Fusiliers (MG) (Amalgamated with The New Brunswick Rangers 31 Aug to become The New Brunswick Scottish.)

  • The Halifax Rifles (Redesignated 23rd Armoured Regiment (Halifax Rifles) 1 Apr.)

  • Le Regiment de Chateauguay (Mit)(Redesignated Le Regiment de Chateauguay 1 Apr.)

  • Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

  • The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)

    • Provided Active MG units, 11th Coy disbanded 15 Feb 46.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Carleton and York Regiment

  • The West Nova Scotia Regiment

  • Le Regiment de Hull (Redesignated 21st Armoured Regiment (Regiment de Hull) 1 Apr.)

  • The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, disbanded 13 Apr..

  • The New Brunswick Rangers (Amalgamated with The St. John Fusiliers 31 Aug.)

    • Active MG coy, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Pictou Highlanders (Redesignated The Pictou Highlanders (Motor) 1 Apr.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 30 Apr.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

  • The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 1 May.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, disbanded 15 Feb. .

  • The Prince Edward Island Highlanders (Amalgamated with 17th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (Prince Edward Island Light Horse) 1 Apr to form 17th (Prince Edward Island) Reconnaissance Regiment.)

  • Regiment de Joliette

  • Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 14 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Maisonneuve

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit)

  • Fusiliers du St. Laurent

  • Le Regiment de Gaspe-Bonaventure (Disbanded 31 Mar.)

  • The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG)

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion,  disbanded 18 May.

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 4th Battalion, disbanded 28 Mar. 

  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

  • Le Regiment de Saguenay

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

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Lake Superior Regiment (Redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) 1 Apr.)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • Le Régiment de la Chaudière

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 3rd Battalion, disbanded 24 Apr.

  • The Cape Breton Highlanders

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Regina Rifle Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

    • 4th Battalion, disbanded 4 Apr.

  • The South Saskatchewan Regiment

  • The Algonquin Regiment

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 15 Feb.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Winnipeg Grenadiers

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 28 Jan

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

  • The Edmonton Fusiliers (Amalgamated 1 Apr with 19th Alberta Dragoons to form 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers).)

  • The Rocky Mountain Rangers

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 28 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Calgary Highlanders

  • The Prince Albert Volunteers (Amalgamated on 1 Apr 1946 with The Battleford Light Infantry (16/22 Saskatchewan Horse) and designated The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers.)

  • The Battleford Light Infantry (16/22 Saskatchewan Horse) (Amalgamated on 1 Apr 1946 with The Prince Albert Volunteers and designated The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers.)

  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

  • The Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG)(Redesignated The Winnipeg Light Infantry 1 Apr.)

  • 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Active, disbanded 15 Jan. Reverted to one battalion basis 1 Apr.)

  • 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (MG) (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

    • Reserve battalion

    • 4th Battalion, disbanded 29 Apr.

  • The Scots Fusiliers of Canada (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Irish Regiment of Canada

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 31 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG)

  • The South Alberta Regiment

  • The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG)

  • The Westminster Regiment (Motor)

    • 1st Battalion, Active, disbanded 31 Jan.

    • 2nd Battalion, Reserve

  • The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment) (Converted to artillery 1 Apr.)

  • The Garrison Battalion

    • 1st Battalion, Active

    • 2nd Battalion Reserve

  • The Prince Rupert Regiment (MG), Active. Disbanded.


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