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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


16th Coast Regiment RCA

23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA

Fusiliers du St. Laurent (less two companies)†

2nd/10th Dragoons CIC – Attached from 7th Division


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


104th Coast Battery RCA


3rd (New Brunswick) Coast Regiment RCA

22nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA

Le Régiment de Chateauguay (Mit)

The Prince Edward Island Highlanders


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.

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Divisional Troops

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.

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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.)


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.

Divisional Troops

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

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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.

Divisional Troops

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

Adjacent Territories

United States

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

British Guiana

No. 34 Company, Veterans Guard of Canada – Georgetown