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IV PLDG
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9th (Grey's) Horse
9th Toronto Light Horse
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10th Brant Dragoons
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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
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24th Grey's Horse
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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
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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
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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
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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 Yukon Regiment

The Yukon Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army.

History

The Regiment was raised on 19 May 1962. While the unit had no direct predecessors, it was not the first military unit to be stationed in the Yukon. The Yukon Field Force had been a composite unit of the Permanent Active Militia in 1898, and provided support to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police during the Gold Rush. It became known as the Yukon Garrison and was withdrawn in 1900. On 1 July 1900, the Dawson Rifle Company was organized in Dawson City as a member of the Non-Permanent Active Militia, which was disbanded on 2 November 1905.
 

The Yukon Regiment

Headquarters: Whitehorse, YT
Predecessor: None
Perpetuates: None
Raised: 19 May 1962
To Supplementary Order of Battle: 15 June 1968

First World War

The Yukon Infantry Company and Yukon Motor Machine Gun Battery were formed during the First World War, eventually becoming "A" Battery and "C" Battery of the 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, part of the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.

George Black - later to become Speaker of the House of Commons - had telegraphed the Minister of Militia offering to raise a Yukon Regiment. Received no reply, he travelled personally to Ottawa, and Hughes told him that if he could manage to raise a battalion, he would be made a colonel. Black was only able to recruit 226 men. Calling them the Yukon Infantry Company, he sailed from Halifax in Jan 1917; they received training in England and were renamed the 17th Machine Gun Company. They went to France as "C" Battery of the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Brigade. Black was wounded at Amiens and returned to Canada in 1919, where he won the Yukon's seat in the House of Commons, and was made Speaker in 1930 by R.B. Bennett.

 

Second World War

In the Second World War, No. 135 Company of the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers was stationed in Dawson.

In the 1960s, the 19th Alberta Dragoons had a Squadron ("C" Squadron) located in Whitehorse, which was subsequently relocated to Edmonton, AB.

 

The Yukon Regiment

The Regiment served in Whitehorse from 19 May 1962 until it was reduced to nil strength and placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle on 15 June 1968.

 

Commanding Officers

Major Duke Collins (1962)
Major Hank Colyer (1966)

Regimental March

The Regimental March of the unit was entitled Regimental March of the Yukon Regiment.


Insignia

 

Cap Badge

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

 

Superimposed on a maple leaf the Crest from the Armorial Bearings of the Yukon Territory; (ie on a wreath Or and Gules a Husky Dog standing on a Mount of Snow proper.) below the maple leaf a scroll inscribed with the designation "THE YUKON REGIMENT".

 

Cap badge; stamped construction with slider backing. (Online auction photo.) Badge design.


Volume 139, No. 11 of the Canada Gazette, dated 12 Mar 2005 announced that "The Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable ADRIENNE CLARKSON, is pleased to advise that the following grants and registrations of Armorial Bearings have been made:

 

  • Badge of The Yukon Regiment, March 15, 2004.

 

The design in the infobox above has been published on the website of the Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges of Canada - Heraldry.

The standard pattern badge was in brass and white metal and measured 2" high by 1-15/16 inches wide.1


 

Collar Badges


Collar badges were issued in left and right pairs, in either silver and gilt (officers) or brass and white metal (other ranks). The badges measured 1-3/8" high by 11/16" wide.

 

Metal Shoulder Titles


Officers wore gold plated badges with other ranks wearing brass; the badges measured 5/8" high by 1-13/16" wide.

Buttons

Buttons featured the Husky Dog from the regimental crest; officers wore gold plated buttons and Other Ranks had brass. The buttons were made in three sizes.2

Cloth Shoulder Flashes


The colours of the cloth flash are described as "fireweed red" background and gold letters.3


The Royal Canadian Army Cadets maintain the traditions of the Yukon Regiment, which accounts for modern shoulder titles with swiss embroidered edging being found on the collector's market.



Notes

  1. Thompson Reference Number: Q119.

  2. Smylie Reference Number: F-132.

  3. Thompson


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