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Cavalry/Armoured Regiments
1900-13 | 1914-39 | 1940-63 | 1964-99


Infantry Regiments
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

Infantry Regiments 1937-1950

This is a listing of the infantry regiments in existence in the Canadian Army from 1937 to the end of 1950. Suffixes to regimental names included (MG) for machine gun, and (Mit) for Mitrailleuses.

While for the most part, regular and reserve regiments were one-battalion organizations during peacetime, expansion during the Second World War was extensive; see also the complete listing of Infantry Units in the Second World War.

Permanent Active Militia (Permanent Force)/Canadian Army (Regular)

Designation as of 1 Jan 1937 Changes made before 1 Jan 1951
The Royal Canadian Regiment 2nd Battalion authorized 7 Aug 1950

3rd Battalion authorized 9 Dec 1950

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 2nd Battalion authorized 7 Aug 1950

3rd Battalion authorized 30 Nov 1950

Royal 22e Regiment 2nd Battalion authorized 7 Aug 1950

3rd Battalion authorized 30 Nov 1950

Non-Permanent Active Militia/Canadian Army (Reserve)

Designation as of 1 Jan 1937 Changes made before 1 Jan 1951
The Governor General's Foot Guards nil
The Canadian Grenadier Guards nil
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada nil
Victoria Rifles of Canada nil
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada nil
The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (MG) nil
The Royal Rifles of Canada nil
Les Voltigeurs de Quebec Redesignated Les Voltigeurs de Quebec (Motor) 1 Apr 1946
The Royal Regiment of Toronto Grenadiers Redesignated The Royal Regiment of Canada 11 Feb 1939
The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (Vancouver Regiment) Converted to artillery and redesignated 65th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Irish Fusiliers) 1 Apr 1946.
The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) (MG)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated The Queen's York Rangers (1st American Regiment) 5 Mar 1942
The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) nil
The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (MG) Redesignated The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment 1 Apr 1946
The Argyll Light Infantry (Tank) Converted to artillery and redesignated 9th Anti-Tank Regiment (Self-Propelled) (Argyll Light Infantry) 1 Apr 1946
Le Régiment de Levis nil
Francs-Tireurs du Saguenay Redesignated Le Regiment de Saguenay 15 May 1937
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment nil
The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment) nil
The Essex Scottish nil
The Oxford Rifles nil
The Kent Regiment (MG) Redesignated The Kent Regiment 1 Apr 1941
The Elgin Regiment nil
The Middlesex and Huron Regiment Disbanded 31 Mar 1946
The Perth Regiment (MG)
  • Redesignated The Perth Regiment (Motor) 1 Apr 1941
  • Redesignated The Perth Regiment 1 Apr 1946
The Highland Light Infantry of Canada nil
The Grey and Simcoe Foresters
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 26th Army Tank Battalion (The Grey and Simcoe Foresters) 26 Jan 1942
The Ontario Regiment (Tank)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 11th (Reserve) Army Tank Regiment (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)) 15 Aug 1942
The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada Converted to artillery and redesignated 56th Field Regiment (Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles) 1 Apr 1946
The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham) Redesignated The Midland Regiment 1 Apr 1946
The Brockville Rifles Converted to artillery and redesignated 60th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (The Brockville Rifles) 13 May 1946
The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment Converted to artillery and designated 59th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) 1 Apr 1946
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG) Redesignated The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 1 Apr 1942
48th Highlanders of Canada nil
The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment nil
The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment (MG)
  • Redesignated The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment 24 Mar 1942
  • Converted to artillery and designated 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury) 1 Apr 1946
  • Redesignated 49th Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Sault Ste. Marie) 3 Jul 1947
  • Redesignated 49th (Sault Ste. Marie) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 19 May 1949
The Sherbrooke Regiment (MG)
  • Redesignated The Sherbrooke Regiment 1 Feb 1941
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 12th Armoured Regiment (Sherbrooke Regiment) 1 Apr 1946
Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke nil
The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment)(MG)
  • Redesignated The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment) 5 Apr 1942
  • Converted to artillery and redesignated 50th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (The Prince of Wales Rangers) 1 Apr 1946
The Royal Montreal Regiment (MG) nil
The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders nil
Le Régiment Montmagmy nil
The St. John Fusiliers (MG)
  • Amalgamated with The New Brunswick Rangers 31 Aug 1946 to become The South New Brunswick Regiment
  • Resignated The New Brunswick Scottish 21 Dec 1946.
The Halifax Rifles
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 23rd Armoured Regiment (Halifax Rifles) 1 Apr 1946
Le Regiment de Chateauguay (Mit) Redesignated Le Regiment de Chateauguay 1 Apr 1946
Les Fusiliers Mont Royal nil
The Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG) nil
The Carleton and York Regiment nil
The West Nova Scotia Regiment nil
Le Régiment de Hull
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 21st Armoured Regiment (Regiment de Hull) 1 Apr 1946
The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada nil
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment nil
The New Brunswick Rangers
  • Amalgamated with the The St. John Fusiliers (MG) 31 Aug 1946 to become The South New Brunswick Regiment
  • Resignated The New Brunswick Scottish 21 Dec 1946.
The Pictou Highlanders Redesignated The Pictou Highlanders (Motor) 1 Apr 1946
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada nil
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders (MG) Redesignated The North Nova Scotia Highlanders 7 Mar 1941
The Prince Edward Island Highlanders
  • Amalgamated with 17th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (Prince Edward Island Light Horse) and converted to armour 1 Apr 1946 to form 17th (Prince Edward Island) Reconnaissance Regiment
Regiment de Joliette nil
Le Regiment de St. Hyacinthe nil
Le Regiment de Maisonneuve nil
The Three Rivers Regiment (Tank)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated the 12th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The Three Rivers Regiment) (Tank) 1 Apr 1941
Le Regiment de Quebec (Mit) nil
1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment
  • Reverted to one battalion basis 1 Apr 1946 to become The Canadian Scottish Regiment
  • Redesignated The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) 29 Apr 1948
2nd Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment (MG) Converted to artillery 1 Apr 1946 and redesignated 66th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Canadian Scottish)
Fusiliers du St. Laurent nil
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles nil
The Arygll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)(MG) Redesignated The Arygll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) 1 Feb 1941
Le Regiment de la Chaudiere (Mit) Redesignated Le Regiment de la Chaudiere 1 Apr 1941
The Cape Breton Highlanders nil
The Regina Rifle Regiment nil
The King's Own Rifles of Canada (MG)
  • Redesignated The King's Own Rifles of Canada 29 Jan 1942
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 20th (Saskatchewan) Armoured Regiment 2 Feb 1949
The Lake Superior Regiment
  • Redesignated The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) 1 Apr 1946
  • Redesignated The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment (Motor) 29 Jun 1949
The Algonquin Regiment nil
The Winnipeg Grenadiers (MG) Redesignated The Winnipeg Grenadiers 15 Mar 1941
The Edmonton Regiment Redesignated The Loyal Edmonton Regiment 9 Jul 1943
The Edmonton Fusiliers (MG)
  • Redesignated The Edmonton Fusiliers 1 Apr 1941
  • Amalgamated 1 Apr 1946 with 19th Alberta Dragoons, converted to armour and redesignated to form 19th Alberta Armoured Car Regiment (Edmonton Fusiliers)
The Rocky Mountain Rangers nil
The Calgary Highlanders nil
The Calgary Regiment (Tank)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 14th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) 1 Apr 1941
The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 13th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment) 1 Apr 1946
The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers
  • Split into two regiments 1 May 1941, designated as The Prince Albert Volunteers and The Battleford Light Infantry (16/22 Saskatchewan Horse)
  • Both regiments then amalgamated on 1 Apr 1946 and was again designated The Prince Albert and Battleford Volunteers
The Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG) Redesignated The Winnipeg Light Infantry 1 Apr 1946
The Scots Fusiliers of Canada Converted to artillery and redesignated 54th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Scots Fusiliers of Canada) 1 Apr 1946
The Irish Regiment of Canada (MG) Redesignated The Irish Regiment of Canada 12 Aug 1940
The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG) Redesignated The Toronto Scottish Regiment 16 Jun 1947
The South Alberta Regiment nil
The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG) nil
The South Saskatchewan Regiment nil
The Westminster Regiment (MG) Redesignated The Wesminster Regiment (Motor) 4 Apr 1941
The Essex Regiment (Tank)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 30th (Reserve) Reconnaissance Battalion (Essex Regiment) 27 Jan 1942
The New Brunswick Regiment (Tank)
  • Converted to armour and redesignated 19th (Reserve) Army Tank Battalion (The New Brunswick Regiment)(Tank) 1 Apr 1941
nil
  • The Prince Rupert Regiment (MG) created 1942.
  • Disbanded 1946.
nil
  • Le Regiment de Gaspe-Bonaventure created as redesignation of 3rd Battalion, Fusiliers du St. Laurent 15 Aug 1944.
  • Disbanded 31 Mar 1946.
nil The Royal Newfoundland Regiment remustered 24 Oct 1949

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