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

First Special Service Force (Parachute) Mixed elite US/Canadian unit organised from June 1942, Canadians originally called 2nd Cdn Para Bn; Kiska 1943; Italy 1943-44; southern France 1944; disbanded 5 December 1944.

Fort Garry Horse (10th Armd Regt) Mb 1 September 1939; Normandy 6 June 1944; NW Europe 1944-45.

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards (4th Recce Regt) Mb 26 January 1941; Italy 1943-1945 with 1st Inf Div, then 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from February 1945.

14th Canadian Hussars (8th Recce Bn) Mb 26 January 1941; Normandy 6 July 1944 with 2nd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

48th Highlanders of Canada Mb 1 September 1939; Italy 1943-45 with 1st Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Fusiliers Mont-Royal Mb 1 September 1939; Dieppe 1942; Normandy 7 July 1944 with 6th Inf Bde, 2nd Inf Div: NW Europe 1944-45.

Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Mb 18 March 1942; served in Canada; January 1945 to UK, where disbanded 18 January.

Fusiliers du Saint-Laurent Mb 3 January 1942; served in Gaspé Peninsula; January 1945 to UK, where disbanded 18 January.

Governor General's Foot Guards (21st Armd Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 25 July 1944 with 4th Armd Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Governor General's Horse Guards (3rd Armd Recce Regt) Mb 9 October 1941; Italy 1943-45 with 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from February 1945.

Grey & Simcoe Foresters Mb 24 May 1940; June 1943 to UK, where disbanded 1 November.

Halifax Rifles Mb 1 January 1940; June 1943 to UK, where disbanded 1 November.

Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Italy 1943-45 with 1st Inf Bde, 1st Inf Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Highland Light Infantry of Canada Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 9th Inf Bde, 3rd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Irish Fusiliers of Canada Mb 1 January 1941; served in Canada & Jamaica; January 1945 to UK, where disbanded 19 January.

Irish Regiment of Canada Mb 24 May 1940; Italy 1943-45 with 11th Inf Bde, 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from February 1945.

Kent Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; served in Canada with 8th Inf Div, Pacific Command.

King's Own Rifles of Canada Mb 24 May 1940; served in Canada with 8th Inf Div, Pacific Command.

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 26 July 1944 with 4th Armd Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regt (1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regt) Mb 5 March 1942; disbanded Halifax 15 October 1943. 1st Light AA Regt organised in UK, 1 February 1941; served in Italy 1943-45; designated Lanark & Renfrew Scottish, 15 March 1945.

Lincoln & Welland Regiment Mb 15 August 1940; Normandy 26 July 1944 with 10th Inf Bde, 4th Armd Div: NW Europe 1944-45.

Lome Scots Mb 1 September 1939; served in Canada as base depot but detachments in Italy 1943-45, Normandy & NW Europe 1944-45.

(Loyal) Edmonton Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Sprtzbergen August 1941; Italy 1943-45 with 2nd Inf Bde. 1st Inf Div: NW Europe from March 1945. Prefix 'Loyal' granted 7 July 1943.

Manitoba Mounted Rifles Not mobilised.

Manitoba Volunteer Reserve Local guard duties in Canada.

Middlesex & Huron Regiment Not mobilised.

Midland Regiment Mb 24 May 1940: served in Canada; to UK January 1945.

New Brunswick Rangers Mb 1 January 1941; Normandy 26 July 1944 with 10th Inf Bde, 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

New Brunswick Regiment Not mobilised.

19th Alberta Light Horse (31st (Alberta) Recce Bn) Mb 13 March 1942; served in Canada; January 1945 to UK, where disbanded 15 February.

North Nova Scotia Highlanders Mb 1 September 1939; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 9th Inf Bde, 3rd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 8th Inf Bde, 3rd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Ontario Regiment (11th Armd Regt) Mobilised 1 September 1939; Spitzbergen August 1941; Italy 1943-45 with 1st Armd Bde; NW Europe from March 1945.

Oxford Rifles Mb 24 May 1940; served in Canada; January 1945 to UK, where disbanded.

Perth Regiment (Motor) Mb 1 September 1939; Italy 1943-45 with 11th Inf Bde, 5th Armd Div; NW Europe from March 1945.

Pictou Highlanders Mb 1 September 1939; served in Newfoundland 1941-43: companies to Bahamas & Bermuda 1943-46.

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