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Canadian Regiments of World War II

Name of Regiment Arm of Service

12th Manitoba Dragoons

18th Armoured Car Regt

14th Royal Canadian Hussars

8th Recce Regiment

17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars

7th Recce Regt

1st Bn. The Canadian Scottish Regiment

Infantry

1st Hussars

6th Armoured Regiment

48th Highlanders of Canada

Infantry

4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards

4th Recce Regiment

8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars

5th Armoured Regt

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve

Infantry

Le Regiment de la Chaudiere

Infantry

Le Royal 22e Regiment

Infantry

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal

Infantry

Lord Strathcona's Horse

2nd Armoured Regt

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Infantry

The Algonquin Regiment

Infantry

The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada

Infantry

The Black Watch of Canada

Infantry

The British Columbia Dragoons

9th Armoured Regt

The British Columbia Regiment

28th Armoured Regt

The Calgary Highlanders

Infantry

The Calgary Regiment

King's Own Calgary Regiment

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

MG Bn

The Canadian Grenadier Guards

22nd Armoured Regt

The Cape Breton Highlanders

Infantry

The Carleton & York Regiment

Infantry

The Elgin Regiment

25th Armoured Delivery Regiment

The Essex Scottish Regiment

Infantry

The Fort Garry Horse

10th Armoured Regiment

The Governor General's Foot Guards

21st Armoured Regt

The Governor General's Horse Guards

3rd Armoured Recce Regt

The Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment

Infantry

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

Infantry

The Irish Regiment of Canada

Infantry

The Lake Superior Regiment

Motorized Infantry

The Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment

1st LAA Regt

The Lincoln & Welland Regiment

Infantry

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

Infantry

The New Brunswick Rangers

MG coy

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

Infantry

The Ontario Regiment

11th Armoured Regiment

The Perth Regiment

Infantry

The Pictou Highlanders

Infantry

The Princess Louise Fusiliers

MG coy

The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Infantry

The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

Infantry

The Regina Rifle Regiment

Infantry

The Royal Canadian Dragoons

1st Armoured Car Regt

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Infantry

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry

Infantry

The Royal Regiment of Canada

Infantry

The Royal Rifles of Canada

Infantry, to Hong Kong 1941

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Infantry

The Saskatoon Light Infantry

MG Bn

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Infantry

The Sherbrooke Fusiliers

27th Armoured Regiment

The South Alberta Regiment

29th Armoured Recce Regt

The South Saskatchewan Regiment

Infantry

The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders

Infantry

The Three Rivers Regiment

12th Armoured Regiment

The Toronto Scottish Regiment

MG Bn

The West Nova Scotia Regiment

Infantry

The Westminster Regiment

Motorized Infantry

The Winnipeg Grenadiers

Infantry, to Hong Kong 1941

The Halifax Rifles

2nd Army Tank Brigade

The Grey and Simcoe Forresters

2nd Army Tank Brigade

16/22 Saskatchewan Light Horse

2nd Army Tank Brigade

2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery regiment (Mobile)

2nd Army group, RCA

3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

2nd Canadian Infantry Division

4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

3rd Canadian Infantry Division

69th Anti-Aircraft Battery

Air Defence Artillery

1,2,3,5,7, Medium Artillery Regiment

Artillery

2nd Survey Regiment, RCA

Artillery

5th Field regiment

Artillery

Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Artillery

North Nova Scotia Highlanders. 3rd Div

Infantry

The Royal Montreal Regiment

MG unit

The 1st Anti-Tank Regiment

Artillery

Note: Not all Regiments are listed, nor is the list in order of precedence.
(Corrections and additions are welcome!)

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Today in Military History

February 25



1787:

1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton and York), specific date of origin not known


1838:

Amherstburg Ontario - Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River


1867:

A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1867-1966


1870:

2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (North Shore): Spem Reduxit (Hope restored)


1917:

During fighting along the banks of the Tigris in Mesopotamia, troops from the South Lancashire Regiment (British Army) repeatedly attempted to advance along a gully, but suffered heavy casualties each time from a Turkish machine-gun.  Private Readitt took part in each of five attacks, and on each occasion was the only survivor.  However, the attacks slowly forced the Turks to give ground.  When the officer commanding the operation was killed, Readitt when forward once more, alone and on his own initiative.  He advanced right up to the Turkish position, and although he was unable to remain there for long, he inflicted damage with grenades.  He slowly retired, and located a good defensive position a short distance away, which he proceeded to hold on his own.  Eventually, other soldiers managed to advance and join him, and consolidate the position.  Readitt was awarded the Victoria Cross.


1941:

British troops occupied the capital Mogadishu, as Italian resistance in Somaliland collapsed.


1944:

Bomber Command mounted a devastating attack on Augsburg, the first occasion it had attacked that city in strength. Good weather and poor anti-aircraft defence contributed to a very concentrated attack by 594 aircraft carrying more than 2,000 tons of bombs. The raid proved somewhat controversial, given the level of destruction in the old city centre. Some 700 Germans were killed, but perhaps 90,000 rendered homeless. An important aircraft component factory was successfully damaged, as well as factories associated with the MAN engineering works, which produced U-boat engines.


1945:

Following fierce fighting in Holland, a platoon of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada had been reduced to just one sergeant and four men during a series of German night counter-attacks. Sergeant Cosens positioned the four riflemen to give him covering fire, then ran to a supporting tank. Standing fully exposed on the tank, he directed its fire to good effect, breaking up another attack. He than asked the tank to bulldoze a way into a German-occupied farm. Cosens went into the farm alone and killed or captured all its defenders. He then succeeded in clearing another two buildings on his own, and was killed by a sniper.


1991:

During the Persian Gulf War, an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 Americans.




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