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

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association

The Canadian Cavalry Association was a Defence Association founded in 1910, later renamed to become the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association (Cavalry).

Membership

The membership of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Association (Cavalry) came to comprise all regular and reserve force units of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, serving officers and non-commissioned officers, and nation wide representation from retired members.

From the Association website:

The government must be continually sensitized to the financial needs of the armed forces, even as dwindling strength is dispersed world wide in support of national policy. The Department of National Defence receives a diminishing portion of the national budget, yet the army in particular is challenged to meet an increasingly diverse mandate within this shrinking appropriations envelope. The association's paramount objective is to articulate the concerns of the corps as a whole, as they relate to structure, equipment, manpower, personnel services and quality of life.
 
Government funding reductions of more than $5 billion since 1992 have unfortunately led to depleted operational strength, impaired training capabilities, compromised equipment modernization and replacement projects, and a deterioration in the standard of living of all ranks. These consequences have been exacerbated by incessant reorganization, downsizing and outsourcing, driven by the need to make the forces more and more cost effective, but which have also contributed to a deep sense of unease and the erosion of morale.
 
Much money and effort is being spent to publicize the change in DND, but it often relates to government efforts to downsize and cut spending across all departments, without regard to the special nature and requirements of military operations. Because the association has an arms length relationship with both DND and the government, it is able to champion these causes in behalf of the serving members of the corps. No opportunity is lost to convey current concerns to individual members of Parliament, senior military staff and the minister himself.
 
An equally important role is to foster esprit-de-corps. Significant to this goal is the preservation of the illustrious heritage of the corps. When the RCAC School was moved from Camp Borden to Camp Gagetown in 1970, the peerless collection of armoured fighting vehicles and other artifacts accumulated by the RCAC Museum was entrusted to the CFB Borden Military Museum. Base authorities have now embarked upon an ambitious revitalization program, and the association is committed to raising substantial sums in aid of this important endeavour.
 
Though many units have published individual histories, the accomplishments of the corps and its antecedents were not recorded in comprehensive form. In the Diamond Jubilee year of 2000, the association published an illustrated history as its 60th anniversary project. An appeal in support of the history and the museum realized substantial funds from units, life members and corporate donors. Nearly 1,000 copies of the volume have been deposited in public libraries across Canada under the auspices of the Department of National Defence Millennium Fund.
 
Esprit-de-corps is further heightened through recognition of individual and unit excellence by means of competitions, peer assessments, formal examinations and rigorous field appraisals. The sense of family among serving and former members is strengthened through periodic information updates, policy deliberations, exchanges of views with other service associations and opportunities to visit with units and view operations in the field. An annual highlight is the corps conference, held at selected military bases across the country to enable maximum regional participation

 


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