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12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

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Algonquin Regiment
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Border Horse
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Fort Garry Horse
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Manitoba Horse
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Régt de Hull
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Royal Canadian Dragoons
Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles
Saskatchewan Dragoons
Sherbrooke Regiment
South Alberta Light Horse
Strathcona's Horse
Toronto Light Horse
Toronto Mounted Rifles
Windsor Regiment

Infantry Regiments 1900-1919
Dawson Rifles
GGFG
Kootenay Rifles
PPCLI
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Infantry Regiments 1920-2000
1st British Columbia Regiment
1st BC Regt (D. of Conn.'s Own)
Algonquin Regiment
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
BC Regt (D. of Conn's Own Rifles)
Calgary Highlanders
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Canadian Airborne Regiment
Canadian Scottish Regiment
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Carleton and York Regiment
Elgin Regiment
Essex Scottish
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Fusiliers du St. Laurent
48th Highlanders of Canada
Gov Gen Foot Guards
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
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Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
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Highland Light Infantry of Canada
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Irish Regiment of Canada
Kent Regiment
King's Own Rifles of Canada
Lake Superior Regiment
Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Lorne Scots
Midland Regiment
Mississauga Regiment
New Brunswick Rangers
New Brunswick Scottish
North Nova Scotia Highlanders
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regt
North Waterloo Regiment
Oxford Rifles
Perth Regiment
Peterborough Rangers
Pictou Highlanders
PPCLI
Prince Albert and Battleford Voltrs
Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)
Prince Rupert Regiment
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Queen's Rangers (1st Am. Regt.)
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
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 Régiment de Chateauguay
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 Régiment de Maisonneuve
Régiment de Montmagmy
 Régiment de Saguenay
Régiment de St. Hyacinthe
 Régiment de Québec
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Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal 22e Regt
Royal Canadian Regiment
Royal Highlanders of Canada
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Royal Regiment of Canada
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Royal New Brunswick Regiment
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Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
South Alberta Regiment
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South Saskatchewan Regiment
Toronto Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment
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Waterloo Regiment
Westminster Regiment
West Nova Scotia Regiment
West Toronto Regiment
Winnipeg Grenadiers
Winnipeg Light Infantry
York Rangers
 Yukon Regiment

The Fort Garry Horse

The Fort Garry Horse was a regiment of cavalry formed in the Canadian Army as part of the Militia. The unit later converted to armour, and during the Cold War was expanded to briefly become a regiment of the Regular Force in addition to maintaining a reserve unit.

Lineage

  • 15 April 1912 34th Regiment of Cavalry authorized

  • Redesignated 34th "Fort Garry Horse" 2 January 1913

  • Redesignated The Fort Garry Horse 15 March 1920

  • Amalgamated with The Manitoba Horse on 15 December 1936 with no change in designation; The Manitoba Horse was raised on 1 April 1912 and thus the regiment's seniority changed to that date

  • Converted to armour 23 November 1940

  • Redesignated 10th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse) on 1 April 1941

  • Redesignated The Fort Garry Horse (10th Armoured Regiment) on 4 February 1949

  • Redesignated The Fort Garry Horse on 19 May 1958

The Fort Garry Horse

Headquarters: Various, see article
Predecessor: Boulton's Mounted Corps
Perpetuates: Boulton's Mounted Corps, 226th Battalion, CEF
Authorized: 15 April 1912 (seniority to 1 April 1912)
Status as of 31 December 1999: Active Militia Regiment

History

Boulton's Mounted Corps was raised and served during the North-West Rebellion of 1885. The unit was raised in 1885 by Major Charles A. Boulton and was formed in the Russell-Birtle district of Manitoba, with one troop from each town, each with a strength of 5 officers and 123 men. The unit was variously known also as Boulton's Mounted Infantry, Boulton's Scouts, and Boulton's Horse, and was disbanded on 18 September of the same year.

Both the 32nd Manitoba Horse and 34th Fort Garry Horse contributed volunteers to the 6th Battalion, CEF on its formation in September 1914. Details of the 32nd were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protective duties, and that unit later recruited for the 226th Battalion, CEF, which eventually provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps.

The 6th Battalion went overseas with the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was reorganized as the Canadian Cavalry Depot, which mobilized "The Fort Garry Horse", a cavalry regiment of the CEF, on 21 January 1916. This unit served in France as part of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade from February 1916 to the end of the war. Lieutenant H. Strachan, MC, was awarded the Victoria Cross.

In 1939, The Fort Garry Horse mobilized a unit for the Canadian Active Service Force on 1 September 1939. The unit converted to armour the next year. Initially assigned to the 2nd Canadian Army Tank Brigade, the formation was redesignated as the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, and went into action in Normandy on 6 June 1944 as an independent formation in support of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. The regiment, by now titled 10th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse) saw action throughout the North-West Europe campaign. The active regiment disbanded on 31 January 1946. A unit served in Canada as part of the Reserve Army, designated 10th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse).

Regular Force Service

On 11 October 1958, a Regular Army component was authorized; this became The 1st Fort Garry Horse, with the Militia unit in Winnipeg becoming The 2nd Fort Garry Horse. On 1 January 1960, these designations became

  • The Fort Garry Horse

  • The Fort Garry Horse (Militia)

On 15 June 1970, the Regular Force component was disbanded, and the Militia unit reverted to the designation The Fort Garry Horse.

Traditions

Regimental Quick Marches: El Abanico and St. Patrick's Day
Regimental Slow March: Red River Valley
Motto: Facta Non Verba (Latin: Deeds, Not Words)

Battle Honours

Fish Creek
North West Canada, 1885
Bazentin
Flers-Courcelette
Ypres, 1917
St. Quentin
Arras, 1918
St. Quentin Canal
Pursuit to Mons
Normandy Landing
Carpiquet
Falaise Road
Boulogne, 1944
The Scheldt
The Rhineland
The Hochwald
Oldenburg
Batoche
Somme, 1916
Pozières
Hill 70
Cambrai, 1917, '18
Amiens
Hindenburg Line
Beaurevoir
France and Flanders, 1916-18
Caen
Falaise
The Laison
Antwerp-Turnhout Canal
Woensdrecht
Goch-Calcar Road
Groningen
North-West Europe, 1944-1945

Insignia

Regiments and Corps describes the regimental badge as

Superimposed on the centre of a bronze maple leaf, the Fort Garry Gate in silver resting on a silver scroll inscribed "FORT GARRY HORSE".1

References

  1. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army (Queen's Printer, Ottawa, ON, 1964), pp.49-51.

 


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