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

7th/11th Hussars (2nd Cdn Armd Bde HQ Sqn) Mb 27 February 1941; to UK, where disbanded 1 January 1943.

Sherbrooke Fusiliers (27th Armd Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 2nd Armd Bde; NW Europe 1944-45.

Sherbrooke Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; to UK, where disbanded 16 July 1940.

16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse Mb 24 May 1940; June 1943 to UK, where disbanded 1 November.

6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (5th Cdn Armd Div HQ Sqn) Mb 27 February 1941; to UK, where disbanded 1 January 1943.

South Alberta Regiment (29th Amid Recce Regt) Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 24 July 1944 with 4th Armd Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

South Saskatchewan Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Dieppe 1942; Normandy 8 July 1944 with 6th Inf Bde. 2nd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Stormont. Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders Mb 24 May 1940; Normandy 6 June 1944 with 9th inf Bde, 3rd Inf Div; NW Europe 1944-45.

Three Rivers Regiment (12th Armd Regt) Mb 1 September 1939; Italy 1943-45 with 1st Armd Bde; NW Europe from March 1945.

Toronto Scottish Regiment Mb 1 September 1939; Dieppe 1942; Normandy 8 July 1944 with 2nd Inf Div (MG bn); NW Europe 1944-45.

12th Manitoba Dragoons (18th Armd Car Regt) Mb 10 May 1941; Normandy 9 July 1944; NW Europe 1944-45.

Victoria Rifles of Canada Mb 24 May 1940; with 7th Inf Div, Atlantic Command; 20 November 1944 to UK. where disbanded on arrival.

Voltigeurs de Québec Mb 10 May 1941; with 17th Inf Bde, Pacific Command; July 1943 to UK, where disbanded 1 November.

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

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

Winnipeg Grenadiers Mb 1 September 1939; to Jamaica & Bermuda until recalled to Canada, October 1941; to Hong Kong in November, where destroyed December 1941. Reconstituted 10 January 1942; with 13th Bde, 6th Inf Div, Pacific Command; Kiska 1943; May 1944 to UK, where redesignated 3rd Cdn Inf Training; Bn Type A, 1 November.

Winnipeg Light Infantry Mb 1 September 1939 for local defence; 18 March 1942 to 19th Inf Bde, Pacific Command, at Esquimalt, BC; disbanded 10 January 1945.

Service & support units

The corps and support units below had detachments in all areas where Canadian troops served:

Canadian Chaplain Service

Canadian Dental Corps

Canadian Forestry Corps (formed 1941, NW Europe 1944-45)

Canadian Infantry Corps (authorised 2 September 1942 - administered reinforcements for infantry units)

Canadian Intelligence Corps (authorised 29 October 1942)

Canadian Postal Corps

Canadian Provost Corps

Canadian Technical Training Corps (authorised 4 June 1943 - trained specialist tradesmen e.g. mechanics, electricians, draftsmen etc.)

Canadian Women's Army Corps (authorised 13 August 1941)

Corps of Military Staff

Clerks Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps (authorised 13 August 1940 - administrative corps created to provide reinforcements to armoured units)

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Royal Canadian Army Veterinary Corps (disbanded 1 November 1940, as mechanised equipment had replaced horses)

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (authorised 1 February 1944)

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

Officers were directed to use the same patterns of BD as their British counterparts by a long instruction of 14 September 1939 (DND, HQ54-27-8-8), and also in the detailed 1943 War Dress Regulations. From the outbreak of war they were permitted to wear the blouse collar open to show their collared shirts with tan neckties.

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