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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 Regiment of Canada

The Irish Regiment of Canada was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army during the 20th Century that continued its service into the 21st.

Lineage

  • The 110th Irish Regiment was authorized on 15 October 1915

  • The regiment was redesignated The Irish Regiment on 1 May 1920

  • Redesignated The Irish Regiment of Canada 1 September 1932

  • Amalgamated with the 1st Machine Gun Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps (less "B" and "C" Companies) to become The Irish Regiment of Canada (M.G.) on 15 December 1936

  • Redesignated The Irish Regiment of Canada 12 August 1940

  • Reduced to nil strength and placed on Supplementary Order of Battle, 31 December 1964

  • 2nd Battalion raised in Sudbury in 1965 by conversion of 58th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. 1st Battalion remained dormant.

The Irish Regiment of Canada

Headquarters: Toronto, ON, later Sudbury, ON
Predecessors: none
Perpetuates: 180th and 208th Battalions, CEF
Raised: 15 October 1915
Status on 31 December 1999: Active Militia Regiment

First World War

The 110th Irish Regiment raised men for the 180th and 208th Battalions, CEF, both of which provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The regiment also perpetuates the 1st Machine Gun Battalion, CEF, which served in France and Flanders from March 1918 until the end of the war.

 

Second World War

Details of The Irish Regiment of Canada (M.G.) were placed on active service on 1 September 1939 for local protective duties. An active service battalion mobilized on 24 May 1940 as "The Irish Regiment of Canada (M.G.), Canadian Active Service Force", was redesignated "The Irish Regiment of Canada, CASF" on 12 August 1940, and embarked for the UK on 28 October 1942. The unit served in Italy as a component of the 11th Infantry Brigade of the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division. As part of Operation GOLDFLAKE, the unit moved to Northwest Europe in February 1945. The active battalion disbanded on 31 January 1946. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army.

 

Battle Honours

 

The Regiment was awarded Battle Honours for service in the two World Wars (bold type indicates honours selected for emblazonment):
 

Arras, 1917, '18
Ypres, 1917
Scarpe, 1918
Hindenburg Line
Pursuit to Mons
Liri Valley
Gothic Line
Coriano
Fosso Munio
Italy, 1943-45
Delfzijl Pocket
Hill 70
Amiens

Drocourt-Quéant
Canal du Nord
France and Flanders, 1917-18
Melfa Crossing
Montecchio
Lamone Crossing

Conventello-Comacchio
Ijsselmeer
Northwest Europe, 1945
 

Insignia
 

Cap Badge

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

Superimposed on an eight pointed chipped star, an Irish harp; below the harp a scroll inscribed with the motto "FIOR GO BAS"; ensigning the harp and superimposed upon the topmost point of the star, the Crown.1

 
 

Notes

  1. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army, Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1964, p.243


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