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1900-13 | 1914-39 | 1940-63 | 1964-99


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1900-20 | 1921-36 | 1937-50 | 1951-99

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 Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment)

The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army during the 20th Century; it was reduced to nil strength in 1965 and added to the Supplementary Order of Battle, then removed from the S.O.B. in 2002 to be amalgamated into the BCR.

Lineage

  • The 11th Regiment Irish Fusiliers of Canada was authorized on 15 August 1913

  • The regiment was redesignated The Irish Fusiliers of Canada on 15 March 1920

  • Amalgamated with The Vancouver Regiment to become The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) on 1 June 1936

  • Converted and redesignated 65th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Irish Fusiliers), Royal Canadian Artillery 1 April 1946

  • Amalgamated with the 120th Independent Field Battery, RCA, converted, and redesignated The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (The Vancouver Regiment) on 1 September 1958

  • Reduced to nil strength and placed on Supplementary Order of Battle, 19 March 1965

  • Removed from the Supplementary Order of Battle and amalgamated into The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) with no change in designation in 2002.

The Irish Fusiliers of Canada
(The Vancouver Regiment)

Headquarters: Vancouver, BC
Predecessors: none
Perpetuates: 29th, 30th, 102nd, 121st and 158th Battalions, CEF
Created: 1 June 1936 from The Irish Fusiliers of Canada and The Vancouver Regiment
Amalgamated: 13 June 2002 into The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)

 

Second World War

The Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment) placed details on active service on 26 August 1939, and the battalion went on active service on 1 September 1939 for local protective duties only. These details were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The Regiment mobilized a unit for active service on 1 January 1941. The 1st Battalion, Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment), CASF served first as a component of the 18th Infantry Brigade of the 6th Canadian Division in Canada, and then in Jamaica from 18 May 1943 to 6 August 1944. The unit embarked for the United Kingdom from Canada on 10 January 1945, and was disbanded on 19 January 1945, in order to provide reinforcements for Canadian units in the field. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army. The 3rd Battalion, Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment), CASF mobilized on 12 May 1942 for service in a home defence role in Canada. The battalion was a component of the 19th Infantry Brigade of Pacific Command and disbanded on 15 August 1943.2

 

Battle Honours

 

The Regiment perpetuated several battalions of the C.E.F., and inherited the battle honours of the battalions raised by the predecessors of both the Irish Fusiliers and the Vancouver Regiment.

Ypres, 1915, '17
Mount Sorrel
Flers-Courcelette
Ancre Heights
Arras, 1917, '18
Scarpe, 1917, '18
Passchendaele
Drocourt-Quéant
Canal du Nord
Valenciennes
 
Festubert, 1915
Somme, 1916, '18

Thiepval
Ancre, 1916
Vimy, 1917

Hill 70
Amiens
Hindenburg Line
Cambrai, 1918
France and Flanders, 1915-18
 
 

Insignia
 

Cap Badge

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

A flaming grenade ensigned by the Coronet of HRH Princess Victoria; on the ball of the grenade an Irish harp surmounted by a maple leaf.3

 
 

Notes

  1. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1964, pp.236-237

  2. A-AD-267-000/AF-003 Official Lineages, Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Armour Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. June 11, 2010 accessed online at http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/ol-lo/vol-tom-3/par1/arm-bli/BCR-eng.asp

  3. Regiments and Corps, Ibid


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