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Cavalry/Armoured Regiments
1st Hussars
1st APC Regiment
1st British Columbia Horse
2nd Dragoons
2nd/10th Dragoons
3rd Prince of Wales' Cdn Dragoons
4th Hussars
4th Hussars of Canada
IV PLDG
5th Dragoons
5th Princess Louise Drag. Gds
6th Duke of Connaught's R.C.H.
7th Hussars
7th/11th Hussars
8th Princess Louise's NB Hussars
8th Cdn Hussars (Princess Louise's)
9th (Grey's) Horse
9th Toronto Light Horse
9th Mississauga Horse
10th Brant Dragoons
10th Queen's Own Cdn Hussars
11th Hussars
12th Manitoba Dragoons

12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

13th Scottish Light Dragoons
14th Canadian Hussars
14th King's Canadian Hussars
15th Light Horse
16th Light Horse
17th Duke of York's Royal Can. H.
17th PEI Recce
18th Mounted Rifles
19th Alberta Dragoons
19th The Alberta Mounted Rifles
20th Border Horse
21st Alberta Hussars
22nd Saskatchewan Horse
22nd Saskatchewan Light Horse
23rd Alberta Rangers
24th Grey's Horse
25th Brant Dragoons
26th Canadian Dragoons
27th Light Horse
28th New Brunswick Dragoons
29th Light Horse
30th Regiment (BC Horse)
31st Regiment (BC Horse)
32nd Light Horse
32nd Manitoba Horse
33rd Vaudreuil & Soulanges Huss.
34th Fort Garry Horse
35th Central Alberta Horse
36th PEI Light Horse
Algonquin Regiment
British Columbia Dragoons
British Columbia Mounted Rifles
British Columbia Regiment
Border Horse
Calgary Regiment
Canadian Mounted Rifles
Duke of York's Royal Cdn Hussars
Elgin Regiment
Fort Garry Horse
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
Governor General's Body Guard
Governor General's Horse Guards
Halifax Rifles
King's Own Calgary Regt.
Lord Strathcona's Horse
Manitoba Dragoons
Manitoba Horse
Mississauga Horse
Ontario Mounted Rifles
Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
Queen's Own Canadian Hussars
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
Régt de Hull
Régt de Trois-Riviéres
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
Royal Canadian Regiment
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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
Calgary Regiment
Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Canadian Airborne Regiment
Canadian Scottish Regiment
 Canadian Fusiliers (C of L Regt)
Canadian Guards
Canadian Grenadier Guards
Cape Breton Highlanders
Carleton and York Regiment
Elgin Regiment
Essex Scottish
Essex & Kent Scottish
 Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
Fusiliers Mont Royal
Fusiliers du St. Laurent
48th Highlanders of Canada
Gov Gen Foot Guards
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
Halifax Rifles
Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Irish Fusiliers
Irish Fusiliers of Can (Vancouver R.)
Irish Regiment
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.)
 Régiment de la Chaudière
 Régiment de Chateauguay
Régiment de Levis
 Régiment de Maisonneuve
Régiment de Montmagmy
 Régiment de Saguenay
Régiment de St. Hyacinthe
 Régiment de Québec
Regina Rifle Regiment
Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal 22e Regt
Royal Canadian Regiment
Royal Highlanders of Canada
Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Royal Regiment of Canada
Royal Regina Rifles
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Royal Montreal Regiment
Royal New Brunswick Regiment
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Royal Rifles of Canada
Royal Scots of Canada
Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Saskatoon Light Infantry
Scots Fusiliers of Canada
S, D and G Highlanders
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
South Alberta Regiment
South New Brunswick Regiment
South Saskatchewan Regiment
Toronto Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment
Vancouver Regiment
Victoria Rifles of Canada
Voltigeurs de Quebec
Waterloo Regiment
Westminster Regiment
West Nova Scotia Regiment
West Toronto Regiment
Winnipeg Grenadiers
Winnipeg Light Infantry
York Rangers
 Yukon Regiment

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army.

Lineage

  • 43rd Battalion of Infantry authorized formed from No. 5 Company, 56th Grenville Battalion, No. 4 Company, 42nd Brockville Battalion, and four independent infantry companies on 5 August 1881

  • Redesignated 43rd 'Ottawa and Carleton' Battalion of Rifles 19 August 1881

  • Redesignated 43rd Regiment 'Ottawa and Carleton Rifles' 8 May 1900

  • Redesignated 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles 1 March 1902

  • Redesignated The Ottawa Regiment (The Duke of Cornwall's Own)  15 March 1920

  • Redesignated The Ottawa Highlanders 15 September 1922

  • Redesignated The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 10 August 1933

  • Amalgamated with "B" Company, 4th Machine Gun Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, to form The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) 15 December 1936

  • Redesignated The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 1 April 1942

  • Redesignated The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun) 1 September 1954

  • Redesignated The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 1 August 1959
     

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

Headquarters: Ottawa, ON
Predecessors: None
Perpetuates: 38th and 207th Battalions, CEF
Raised: 5 August 1881
Status as of 1 January 2000: Active reserve regiment of the Canadian Forces.

South Africa

During the Second Boer War (1899-1902), the regiment sent volunteers to the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment for service overseas.

First World War

The 43rd Regiment contributed men to the 2nd Battalion, CEF when it formed in September 1914, and later recruited for the 38th and 207th Battalions, CEF. The 38th Battalion served in Bermuda from 12 August 1915 to 30 May 1916, then in France and Flanders as a component of the 4th Canadian Division between 14 August 1916 and the end of the war, with two soldiers of the battalion receiving the Victoria Cross. The 207th Battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps.

Second World War

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) mobilized The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), CASF on 1 September 1939. The unit, a machine gun battalion, served in Iceland from 7 July 1940 to April 1941, then embarked for the United Kingdom. It became designated the 3rd Infantry Division Support Battalion (The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa) on 1 May 1943, and on 24 May 1944 became The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) as the organization of machine gun units once again changed. The unit landed in Normandy on 6 June 1944 as the machine gun battalion of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and served in that capacity throughout the North-West Europe campaign, and disbanded on 31 December 1945. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army, and a 3rd Battalion mobilized for the Canadian Army Occupation Force on 1 June 1945 and disbanded on 18 May 1946.

Battle Honours

South Africa, 1899-1900
Mount Sorrel
Ancre Heights
Arras, 1917, 18
Ypres, 1917
Passchendaele
Scarpe, 1918
Hindenburg Line
Canal du Nord

France and Flanders, 1916-18
Caen
The Orne
Faubourg de Vaucelles
Quesnay Wood
Boulogne, 1944
Breskens Pocket
Waal Flats
The Rhine

Deventer
Somme, 1916
Ancre, 1916
Vimy, 1917
Amiens
Drocourt-Quéant
Valenciennes

Sambre
Normandy Landing
Carpiquet

Borguébus Ridge
Falaise

The Laison
The Scheldt
The Rhineland
The Hochwald

Zutphen
Leer
North-West Europe, 1944-1945
 

Insignia

Cap Badge

The cap badge is described in "Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army" as follows:

Within a wreath of thistles and maple leaves, the figure of St. Andrew with Cross standing on a mount charged with a plaque inscribed "ADVANCE"; on the lower bend of the wreath two scrolls, the upper inscribed "THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS", the lower OF OTTAWA (M.G.)"

Cloth Shoulder Flashes


During the Second World War, a cloth shoulder flash in yellow stitching on a black background was worn on Battle Dress. The flash originally had the letters "M.G." (either with or without periods), reflecting the title of the regiment. The later name without the M.G. suffix was reflected in later pattern titles. Post-war titles added CANADA to the title.


H/Major John W. Forth, Chaplain of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), helping the unit’s Regimental Aid Party to treat a wounded soldier near Caen, France, 15 July 1944. Regimental shoulder flashes are worn in conjunction with French Grey 3rd Canadian Infantry Division flashes.


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