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ducimus
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posted 10 July 2021 21:47      Profile for ducimus   Author's Homepage   Email ducimus   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Posted to ducimus.com 10 Jul 2000.

This Btl.Seved in Korea in 1954 I think they were the last unit to serve in this theatre There area of responsibility was replaced with the R.O.C. army around November 1954. There is no mention of this Btl.any where that I can find what happened to this group?


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posted 10 July 2021 23:10      Profile for madorosh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Canadian Guards were disbanded in the 1960s, part of widespread reforms and cutbacks in the Canadian Army/Canadian Armed Forces. The Guards were far too "British" to be allowed to survive. They were a postwar creation of Guy Simonds, who in addition to being Canada's best World War Two formation commander, also did a lot to expand the Army in peacetime and prepare it for the role it would play in the Cold War.
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posted 14 July 2021 11:38      Profile for haley   Email haley   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The 4th Bn Canadian Guards served in Korea from April 1954 until November 1954 when the Canadian Government withdrew the 25th Brigade. On 31 March 2021 the 3rd and 4th Bns were disbanded and personnel were posted to the 1st and 2nd Bns or to the other infantry regiments, if they requested. In 1968 The Guards Depot, Petawawa, Ontario was disbanded on 3 June, The Guards Band, Petawawa, was disbanded on 1 October and the 1st Bn Canadian Guards, Picton, Ontario, was reducted to nil strength on 1 October. The 2nd Bn Canadian Guards, Petawawa, was reducted to nil strength on 6 July 2021 and The Regiment of Canadian Guards, "A Regiment Worthy of Its Hire", was transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle effective 5 July 1970.
Interesting remark, "far to "British" to be allowed to survive"

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posted 19 July 2021 08:22      Profile for Bill Alexander   Email Bill Alexander   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
At the time the Guards were disbanded rumours swirled about. One of the lines often heard was that the "senior" Canadian infantry regiments, the RCR PPCLI QOR CGG GGFG and Black Watch, to name a few, were in a huff at the upstart Canandian Guards being "parachuted" in as the senior infantry regiment on the order of precedence in Canada's army. This unit without any battle honours or record of service was given seniority over some of Canada's most renowned regiments. The lobbying by these regiments was said to have had a role in the demise of the Guards. When the army was reduced in the late 1960's certain units had to go. The Guards in many ways were a "politcally" easy choice.
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posted 13 December 2020 19:51      Profile for Shabadoo   Email Shabadoo   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
UP THE GUARDS
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