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

1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904
1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909
1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914
1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924
1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934
1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944
1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954
1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964
1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974
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 - 1958

This is a listing of the units of the Canadian Army in 1958.

Regular Force

Armour

  • 1st Armoured Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons) (Redesignated Royal Canadian Dragoons 19 May.)

  • Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)(2nd Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) 19 May.)

  • 1/8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)

  • The 1st Fort Garry Horse authorized as Canadian Army (Regular) component 11 Oct.

Infantry

  • The Canadian Guards

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

  • Royal 22e Regiment

    • 1er Bataillon

    • 2e Bataillon

    • 3e Bataillon

  • The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

  • The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

    • 1st Battalion

    • 2nd Battalion

Militia

Armour

  • The Governor General's Horse Guards (3rd Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Governor General's Horse Guards 19 May.)

  • IV Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (4th Armoured Car Regiment) (Redesignated 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards 19 May.)

  • The Halifax Rifles (23rd Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Halifax Rifles (RCAC) 19 May.

  • 2/8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's)

  • The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (28th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Grey and Simcoe Foresters (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Elgin Regiment (27th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Elgin Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Ontario Regiment (11th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment (25th Armoured Regiment)) (Redesignated The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment)(RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Sherbrooke Regiment (12th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Sherbrooke Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • 7th/11th Hussars (16th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated 7th/11th Hussars 18 May.)

  • Le Régiment de Trois-Rivières (24th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated Le Régiment de Trois-Rivières (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • 1st Hussars (6th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated 1st Hussars 19 May.)

  • 17th (Prince Edward Island) Reconnaissance Regiment (Redesignated The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (15th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars 19 May. Amalgamated with 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars to form The Royal Canadian Hussars 16 Sep.)

  • 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (17th Reconnaissance Regiment) (Redesignated 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars 19 May. Amalgamated with 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars to form The Royal Canadian Hussars 16 Sep.)

  • The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) (13th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)(RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Algonquin Regiment (26th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Algonquin Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • 12th Manitoba Dragoons (18th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated 12th Manitoba Dragoons 19 May.)

  • The South Alberta Light Horse (29th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The South Alberta Light Horse 19 May.)

  • The Saskatchewan Dragoons (20th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Saskatchewan Dragoons 19 May.)

  • 19th Alberta Dragoons (19th Armoured Car Regiment) (Redesignated 19th Alberta Dragoons 19 May.)

  • 14th Canadian Hussars (8th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated 14th Canadian Hussars 19 May.)

  • The King's Own Calgary Regiment (14th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The British Columbia Dragoons (9th Reconnaissance Regiment) (Redesignated The British Columbia Dragoons 19 May.)

  • The Fort Garry Horse (10th Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Fort Garry Horse 19 May. Militia component redesignated The 2nd Fort Garry Horse 11 Oct.)

  • Le Régiment de Hull (21st Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC) 19 May.)

  • The Windsor Regiment (22nd Armoured Regiment) (Redesignated The Windsor Regiment (RCAC) 19 May.)

Infantry

  • The Governor General's Foot Guards (5th Battalion, Canadian Guards) (Redesignated Governor General's Foot Guards (5th Battalion, Canadian Guards) 25 Apr.)

  • The Canadian Grenadier Guards (6th Battalion, Canadian Guards)

  • 3rd Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

  • Victoria Rifles of Canada

  • 3rd Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

  • The Royal Rifles of Canada

  • Les Voltigeurs de Québec (Mit) (Redesignated Les Voltigeurs de Québec 11 Apr.)

  • 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 London and Oxford Fusiliers (3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment) (Redesignated 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (London and Oxford Fusiliers) 25 Apr.)

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

  • The Perth Regiment

  • The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

  • The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders (MG)

  • Les Fusiliers du St. Laurent (5th Battalion, Royal 22e Regiment)

  • Le Régiment de la Chaudière

  • 4ieme Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment (Châteauguay)

  • 6th Battalion, Le Royal 22e Régiment

  • Les Fusiliers Mont Royal

  • The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG) (Redesignated The Princess Louise Fusiliers 11 Apr.)

  • 1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton and York)

  • 2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (North Shore)

  • The West Nova Scotia Regiment (MG) (Redesignated The West Nova Scotia Regiment 11 Apr.)

  • Régiment de Joliette

  • 1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North)

  • 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton)

  • Le Régiment de Maisonneuve

  • The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG)

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

  • The Essex and Kent Scottish

  • 48th Highlanders of Canada

  • Le Régiment du Saguenay (Mit) (Redesignated Le Régiment du Saguenay 11 Apr.)

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

  • The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) (Redesignated The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment 11 Apr.)

  • 1st Battalion, The North Saskatchewan Regiment (The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers) (Machine Gun) (Redesignated 1st Battalion, The North Saskatchewan Regiment (The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers) 11 Apr.)

  • 2nd Battalion, The North Saskatchewan Regiment (The Saskatoon Light Infantry)(Machine Gun) (Redesignated 2nd Battalion, The North Saskatchewan Regiment (The Saskatoon Light Infantry) 11 Apr.)

  • The Regina Rifle Regiment

  • The South Saskatchewan Regiment

  • The Rocky Mountain Rangers

  • The Loyal Edmonton Regiment (3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry)

  • The Winnipeg Grenadiers

  • The Queens' Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Motor) (Redesignated The Queens' Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada 11 Apr.)

  • The Westminster Regiment

  • The Calgary Highlanders

  • Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke

  • The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

  • The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's)

  • Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) (Redesignation of 65th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Irish Fusiliers), RCA, amalgamation with 120th Independent Field Battery, RCA, and conversion to infantry 1 Sep.)

  • The Royal Montreal Regiment

  • The Irish Regiment of Canada

  • The Toronto Scottish Regiment

  • The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

  • The Yukon Regiment


© canadiansoldiers.com 1999-present