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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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 - 1953

This is a listing of the units of the Canadian Army in 1953.

Canadian Army Active Force

Armour

  • 1st Armoured Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons)

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

Infantry

  • The Canadian Guards created 16 Oct.

    • 3rd Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion

    • 4th Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

    • 3rd Battalion

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

    • 3rd Battalion

  • Royal 22e Regiment

    • 1er Bataillon

    • 2e Bataillon

    • 3e Bataillon

  • The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 2nd Canadian Rifle Battalion

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

    • 1st Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 1st Canadian Highland Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion created 16 Oct as a redesignation of 2nd Canadian Highland Battalion

  • 1st Canadian Rifle Battalion (Redesignated as 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • 2nd Canadian Rifle Battalion (Redesignated as 2nd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • 1st Canadian Highland Battalion (Redesignated as 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • 2nd Canadian Highland Battalion (Redesignated as 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • 1st Canadian Infantry Battalion (Redesignated as 3rd Battalion, The Canadian Guards, 16 Oct.)

  • 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion (Redesignated as 4th Battalion, The Canadian Guards, 16 Oct.)

Canadian Army Reserve Force

Armour

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

  • IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (4th Armoured Car Regiment)

  • The Halifax Rifles (23rd Armoured Regiment)

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

  • The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (28th Armoured Regiment)

  • The Ontario Regiment (11th Armoured Regiment)

  • The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment (25th Armoured Regiment))

  • The Sherbrooke Regiment (12th Armoured Regiment)

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

  • Le Régiment de Trois-Rivières (24th Armoured Regiment)

  • 1st Hussars (6th Armoured Regiment)

  • 17th (Prince Edward Island) Reconnaissance Regiment

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

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

  • The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (13th Armoured Regiment)

  • 12th Manitoba Dragoons (18th Armoured Regiment)

  • 20th Saskatchewan Armoured Regiment

  • 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment

  • 14th Canadian Hussars (8th Armoured Regiment)

  • The King's Own Calgary Regiment (14th Armoured Regiment)

  • The British Columbia Dragoons (9th Reconnaissance Regiment)

  • The Fort Garry Horse (10th Armoured Regiment)

  • Le Régiment de Hull (21st Armoured Regiment)

  • The Windsor Regiment (22nd Armoured Regiment)

Infantry

  • The Governor General's Foot Guards

  • The Canadian Grenadier Guards

  • The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (Redesignated 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • Victoria Rifles of Canada

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada (Redesignated 3rd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada 16 Oct.)

  • The Royal Rifles of Canada

  • Les Voltigeurs de Quebec (Motor)

  • The Royal Regiment of Canada

  • The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment)

  • The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment

  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

  • The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

  • The Oxford Rifles

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

  • The Elgin Regiment

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

  • The Perth Regiment

  • The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

  • The Midland Regiment

  • The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

  • Le Régiment de Montmagmy

  • Le Régiment de Québec (Mit)

  • Fusiliers du St. Laurent

  • The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

  • Le Régiment de la Chaudière

  • Le Régiment de Chateauguay

  • Le Régiment de St. Hyacinthe

  • Les Fusiliers Mont RoyalThe Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)

  • The Carleton and York Regiment

  • The West Nova Scotia Regiment

  • The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

  • The New Brunswick Scottish

  • The Pictou Highlanders (Motor)

  • Le Régiment de Maisonneuve

  • The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

  • The Essex Scottish

  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

  • Le Régiment de Saguenay

  • The Cape Breton Highlanders

  • The Algonquin Regiment

  • The Kent Regiment

  • Le Régiment de Levis

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

  • The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)

  • The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers

  • The Regina Rifle Regiment

  • The South Saskatchewan Regiment

  • The Rocky Mountain Rangers

  • The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

  • The Winnipeg Grenadiers

  • The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

  • The Westminster Regiment (Motor)

  • The Calgary Highlanders

  • Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

  • The Winnipeg Light Infantry

  • The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)

  • The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG)

  • The Irish Regiment of Canada

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment

  • The South Alberta Regiment

  • The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG)

  • The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

  • The Yukon Regiment


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