Appendix E: Operational Units of the Active Army in the North American Zone, 24 April 1943
Only major units of the Armoured Corps, Artillery and Infantry, plus divisional units and units stationed in adjacent territories, are listed. Numerous non-divisional units of other Corps performed important operational tasks but limitations of space prevent their being listed here.
Atlantic Command (Headquarters:– Halifax, N.S.)
Areas and Units – Location of Area or Formation HQ
Newfoundland – St. John’s, Nfld.
25th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
26th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
103rd Coast Battery RCA
106th Coast Battery RCA
Le Régiment de Joliette
The Pictou Highlanders
Le Régiment de St. Hyacinths*
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment*
GOOSE BAY DEFENCES – Goose Bay, Labrador
108th Coast Battery RCA
The New Brunswick Rangers
SYDNEY AND CANSO DEFENCES – Sydney, N.S.
16th Coast Regiment RCA
23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
Fusiliers du St. Laurent (less two companies)†
2nd/10th Dragoons CIC – Attached from 7th Division
HALIFAX FORTRESS – Halifax, N.S.
1st (Halifax) Coast Regiment RCA
21st Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment
2nd Bn. The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada-Attached from 7th Division
SHELBURNE DEFENCES – Shelburne, N.S.
104th Coast Battery RCA
SAINT JOHN DEFENCES – Saint John, N.B.
3rd (New Brunswick) Coast Regiment RCA
22nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
Le Régiment de Chateauguay (Mit)
The Prince Edward Island Highlanders
GASPÉ DEFENCES – Gaspé, P.Q.
105th Coast Battery RCA
* Le Régiment de St. Hyacinthe relieving the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. Relief completed 11 May 43.
†One company with Shelburne Defences; the other with Gaspé Defences.
7th CANADIAN DIVISION – Debert, N.S.
20th Field Regiment RCA
23rd Field Regiment RCA
26th Field Regiment RCA
8th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA
10th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
15th Field Company RCE
23rd Field Company RCE
27th Field Company RCE
5th Field Park Company RCE
7th Divisional Signals R.C. Sigs.
7th Divisional Ammunition Company RCASC
7th Divisional Petrol Company RCASC
7th Divisional Supply Company RCASC
No. 71 General Transport Company RCASC
No. 20 Field Ambulance RCAMC
No. 21 Field Ambulance RCAMC
No. 27 Field Ambulance RCAMC
7th Divisional Ordnance Workshop RCOC
15th Infantry Brigade – Debert, N.S.
Le Régiment de Montmagny
Le Régiment de Quebec
Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
17th Infantry Brigade – Sussex, N.B.
Victoria Rifles of Canada
The Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada
Attached:– Les Voltigeurs de Quebec
20th Infantry Brigade – Debert, N.S.
3rd Bn. The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
3rd Bn. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Attached:–The Algonquin Regiment
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 5 (Headquarters: Quebec, P.Q.)
59th Coast Battery RCA – Lauzon, P.Q.
24th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A – Arvida, P.Q.
21st Infantry Brigade – Valcartier, P.Q.
27th Field Regiment RCA
3rd Bn. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal
3rd Bn. Le Regiment de Maisonneuve
Le Régiment de Levis
21st Brigade Group Company RCASC
No. 6 Field Ambulance RCAMC
No. 19 Field Ambulance RCAMC
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 4 (Headquarters: Montreal, P.Q.)
The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment (M.G.) – Sherbrooke, P.Q.
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 2 (Headquarters: Toronto, Ont.)
40th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery RCA Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
The Queen’s York Rangers (1st American Regiment) Chippewa, Ont.
The Scots Fusiliers of Canada Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
1st Garrison Battalion Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10 (Headquarters:–Winnipeg, Man.)
25th Field Regiment RCA Shilo, Man.
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Shilo, Man.
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 12 (Headquarters:–Regina, Sask.)
30th Reconnaissance Regiment (The Essex Regiment) CAC Dundurn, Sask.
Pacific Command (Headquarters:–Vancouver, B.C.)
VANCOUVER DEFENCES – Vancouver, B.C.
15th (Vancouver) Coast Regiment RCA
28th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
The Royal Rifles of Canada
The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
19th Infantry Brigade – Vernon, B.C.
26th Field Company RCE
The Winnipeg Light Infantry
The Prince Albert Volunteers
3rd Bn. Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment)
No. 25 Field Ambulance RCAMC
6th Canadian Division – Esquimalt, B.C.
9th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
22nd Field Company RCE
6th Divisional Signals RC Sigs
6th Divisional Ammunition Company RCASC
6th Divisional Petrol Company RCASC
13th Infantry Brigade – Port Alberni, B.C.
The Brockville Rifles
1st Bn. The Edmonton Fusiliers
2nd Bn. The Canadian Scottish Regiment
18th Infantry Brigade – Nanaimo, B.C.
24th Field Regiment RCA
25th Field Company RCE
The Saint John Fusiliers (M.G.)
The Rocky Mountain Rangers
1st Bn. Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment)
The Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment
No. 3 Field Ambulance RCAMC
Victoria and Esquimalt Fortress – Esquimalt, B.C.
31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Regiment CAC
5th (B.C.) Coast Regiment RCA
27th Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
21st Field Regiment RCA
3rd Bn. The Regina Rifle Regiment
Le Régiment de Hull
8th Canadian Division – Prince George, B.C.
8th Divisional Signals RC Sigs.
No. 29 General Transport Company RCASC
14th Infantry Brigade Terrace, B.C.
22nd Field Regiment RCA (One battery with Prince Rupert Defences)
21st Field Company RCE
The Kent Regiment
The King’s Own Rifles of Canada (Two companies with Prince Rupert Defences)
No. 1 Field Ambulance RCAMC
16th Infantry Brigade – Prince George, B.C.
24th Field Company RCE
The Oxford Rifles
The Prince of Wales Rangers (Peterborough Regiment)
3rd Bn. The Edmonton Fusiliers
Prince Rupert Defences – Prince Rupert, B.C.
17th (North British Columbia) Coast Regiment RCA
34th Anti-Aircraft Battery RCA (at Annette Island, Alaska)
The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham)
The Winnipeg Grenadiers
2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion – Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Virginia
The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s) – Kingston
Special Infantry Company (Pictou Highlanders) – Warwick
No. 33 Company, Veterans Guyard of Canada – Nassau
No. 34 Company, Veterans Guard of Canada – Georgetown