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RENÉ CHARTRAND, ILLUSTRATED BY RON VOLSTAD
CANADIAN FORCES IN WORLD WAR II

Table 2: Canadian Army Units 1939-45

Regular regiments (in order of precedence):

Royal Canadian Dragoons (1st Armd Car Regt) I Corps troops - Italy 1943-45; NW Europe from March 1945.

Lord Strathcona's Horse (2nd Armd Regt) Italy 1943-45 with 5th Armd Bde, 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from February 1945.

Royal Canadian Artillery Dieppe 1942, Kiska 1943. Italy 1943-45, NW Europe 1944-45. Some units also served in Canada, notably as coast artillery.

Royal Canadian Regiment Italy 1943-1945 with 1st Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe 1945.

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Italy 1943-1945 with 2nd Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe 1945.

Royal 22e Régiment Italy 1943-1945 with 3rd Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe 1945.

Militia, volunteer & reserve units (listed alphabetically). Notes:

'Mb' = mobilisation date.

Units with initial numbers are listed phonetically - e.g. '1st' & '4th' etc. appear under 'F'.

Many units listed as shipped to the UK in 1944-45 and disbanded there were dispersed as casualty replacements to units of 1st Canadian Army in NW Europe.

Algonquin Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 23 August 1944 with 10th Inf Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada Mb 15 August 1940; Normandy 23 August 1944 with 10th Inf Bde; 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Argyll Light Infantry Not mobilised; converted to artillery, remained in Canada as part of Reserve Army.

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Mb 1 September 1939; three platoons at Dieppe 1942; Normandy 6 July 1944 with 5th Inf Bde, 2nd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

British Columbia Dragoons (9th Armd Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Italy 1943-45 with 5th Armd Bde. 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from February 1945.

British Columbia Regiment (28th Armd Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 26 July 1944 with 4th Amid Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Brockville Rifles Mb 18 March 1942; served in Bermuda, later with 6th Inf Div, Pacific Command.

Calgary Highlanders Mb 1 September 1939; Normandy 6 July 1944 with 5th Inf Bde, 2nd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Calgary Regiment (14th Armd Regt) Mb 11 February 1941; Dieppe 1942; Italy 1943-45 with 1st Armd Bde, 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Mb 1 September 1939; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 3rd Inf Div (MG Bn); NW Europe 1944-45.

Canadian Fusiliers Mb 29 January 1942; with 13th Bde. 6th Inf Div, Pacific Command: Kiska 1943; to UK May 1944, converted into 2 Cdn Training Bn, 1 November 1944.

Canadian Garrison Battalion Formed late autumn 1940 from WWI veterans; served in Ontario guarding hydro-electric plants at Chippewa and Niagara Falls; disbanded 1943.

Canadian Grenadier Guards (22nd Armd Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 26 July 1944 with 4th Armd Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Canadian Scottish Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 7th Inf Bde, 3rd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Canadian Parachute Corps 1st Canadian Para Bn raised July 1942; jumped Normandy 6 June 1944, Rhine crossings; NW Europe 1944-45 with British 6th Airborne Div. 2nd Bn with First Special Service Force (qv).

Cape Breton Highlanders Mb 1 January 1941; Italy 1943-45 with 11th Inf Bde, 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Carieton & York Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Italy 1943-45 with 3rd Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Dufferin & Haldiman Rifles of Canada Mb July 1940; served in Canada.

Edmonton Fusiliers Mb 1 September 1939; served in Canada. 2nd Bn mb 12 May 1942; served with 8th Inf Div, Pacific Command.

Edmonton Regiment - see Loyal Edmonton Regiment.

8th Princess Louise's New Brunswick Hussars (5th Armd Regt) Mb July 1940; Italy 1943-45 with 5th Armd Bde, 5th Armd Div: NW Europe from February 1945.

Elgin Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; one Sqn as 1st Cdn Tank Delivery Sqn in Italy 1943-45; one Sqn as 25th Armd Delivery Regt in Normandy 8 June 1944, NW Europe 1944-45.

Essex Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; July 1943 to UK, where disbanded 31 March 1944.

Essex Scottish Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Dieppe 1942; Normandy 5 July 1944 with 4th Inf Bde, 2nd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

1st Cdn Armoured Personnel Carrier Regt Formed in Holland 24 October 1944, served with British 79th Armd Div; disbanded Germany, 11 May 1945.

1st Hussars (6th Armd Regt) Mb 1 September 1939; Normandy 6 June 1944; NW Europe 1944-45.

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