Armoured Car Regiment

The Armoured Car Regiment was a tactical organization in the Second World War. Canada employed two such units as corps troops, one with each overseas corps. The main vehicle was the Armoured Car.

In I Canadian Corps, the 1st Armoured Car Regiment (Royal Canadian Dragoons) was organized as an Armoured Car Regiment.

In II Canadian Corps, the 18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons) was organized as an Armoured Car Regiment.

Order of Battle

  • Regimental Headquarters

    • 1 Daimler Scout Car

    • 12 Humber Scout Cars

    • 1 Daimler Armoured Car

    • 3 Staghounds

    • 1 Armoured Command Vehicle

    • 4 Humber anti-aircraft vehicles (phased out in Aug 1944)

    • Signal Platoon

    • Light Aid Detachment RCEME

  • Four Squadrons, each as below:

    • Squadron Headquarters

      • 1 Daimler Scout Car

      • 4 Staghounds

      • 1 Daimler Armoured Car

    • Heavy Troop

      • 1 Daimler Scout Car

      • 2 AEC 75mm Armoured Cars

    • Support Troop

      • 1 Daimler Scout Car

      • 3 White Scout Cars with 2 inch mortar

    • 5 x Reconnaissance Troop (each with 2 Daimler Scout Cars and 2 Daimler Armoured Cars)

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