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Appendix F: Canadian Army Units in North-West Europe, (8 May 1945)

Formations and units are grouped by corps. Designations are those authorized by General Orders at the time (except for certain modifications made for the sake of brevity and consistency, or as concessions to current usage). The complete roll of units is too long to be printed here. Thus headquarters of formations and supporting arms and services, as well as such relatively small units as Field Dressing Stations, are not included; although all made important contributions. As a very rough general rule, units with strengths of less than 100 all ranks are usually omitted.

Canadian Armoured Corps

1st Armoured Brigade

11th Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment)

12th Armoured Regiment (Three Rivers Regiment)

14th Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment)

2nd Armoured Brigade

6th Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars)

10th Armoured Regiment (The Fort Garry Horse)

27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment)

1st Corps Troops

1st Armoured Car Regiment (The Royal Canadian Dragoons)

2nd Corps Troops

18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons)

1st Infantry Division

4th Reconnaissance Regiment (4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards)

2nd Infantry Division

8th Reconnaissance Regiment (14th Canadian Hussars)

3rd Infantry Division

7th Reconnaissance Regiment (17th Duke of York’s Royal Canadian Hussars)

4th Armoured Division

29th Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment)

4th Armoured Brigade:

21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General’s Foot Guards)

22nd Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards)

28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment)

5th Armoured Division

3rd Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The Governor General’s Horse Guards)

5th Armoured Brigade

2nd Armoured Regiment (Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians))

5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise’s (New Brunswick) Hussars)

9th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Dragoons)

First Canadian Army Troops

25th Armoured Delivery Regiment (The Elgin Regiment)

1st Armoured Personnel Carrier Regiment (Operated under 79th British Armoured Division)

Royal Canadian Artillery

1st Infantry Division

1st Field Regiment, RCHA

2nd Field Regiment

3rd Field Regiment

1st Anti-Tank Regiment

2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

2nd Infantry Division

4th Field Regiment

5th Field Regiment

6th Field Regiment

2nd Anti-Tank Regiment

3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

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3rd Infantry Division

12th Field Regiment

13th Field Regiment

14th Field Regiment

3rd Anti-Tank Regiment

4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

4th Armoured Division

15th Field Regiment

23rd Field Regiment (Self-Propelled)

5th Anti-Tank Regiment

8th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

5th Armoured Division

17th Field Regiment

8th Field Regiment (Self-Propelled)

4th Anti-Tank Regiment

5th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

1st Corps Troops

7th Anti-Tank Regiment

1st Survey Regiment

1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment)

2nd Corps Troops

6th Anti-Tank Regiment

2nd Survey Regiment

6th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

First Canadian Army Troops

1st Army Group, Royal Canadian Artillery

11th Army Field Regiment

1st Medium Regiment

2nd Medium Regiment

5th Medium Regiment

2nd Army Group, Royal Canadian Artillery

19th Army Field Regiment

3rd Medium Regiment

4th Medium Regiment

7th Medium Regiment

2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Mobile)

1st Rocket Battery

1st Radar Battery

Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers

1st Infantry Division

2nd Field Park Company

1st Field Company

3rd Field Company

4th Field Company

2nd Infantry Division

1st Field Park Company

2nd Field Company

7th Field Company

11th Field Company

3rd Infantry Division

3rd Field Park Company

6th Field Company

16th Field Company

18th Field Company

4th Armoured Division

6th Field Park Squadron

8th Field Squadron

9th Field Squadron

5th Armoured Division

4th Field Park Squadron

1st Field Squadron

10th Field Squadron

1st Corps Troops

9th Field Park Company

12th Field Company

13th Field Company

14th Field Company

2nd Corps Troops

8th Field Park Company

29th Field Company

30th Field Company

31st Field Company

First Canadian Army Troops

1st Canadian Army Troops Engineers:

10th Field Park Company

5th Field Company

20th Field Company

23rd Field Company

2nd Canadian Army Troops Engineers:

11th Field Park Company

32nd Field Company

33rd Field Company

34th Field Company

No. 1 Workshop and Park Company

1st Field (Air) Survey Company

2nd Field Survey Company

3rd Field (Reproduction) Survey Company

GHQ and L. of C. Troops

1st Mechanical Equipment Company

1st Mechanical Equipment Park Company

2nd Battalion, RCE

3rd Battalion, RCE

1st Road Construction Company

2nd Road Construction Company

1st Drilling Company

2nd Drilling Company

No. 1 Railway Operating Company

No. 2 Railway Operating Company

No. 1 Railway Workshop Company

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

1st Armoured Brigade Signals

2nd Armoured Brigade Signals

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1st Infantry Divisional Signals

2nd Infantry Divisional Signals

3rd Infantry Divisional Signals

4th Armoured Divisional Signals

5th Armoured Divisional Signals

1st Corps Signals

2nd Corps Signals

First Army Signals

L. of C. Signals

1st Air Support Signals Unit

No. I Special Wireless Section

No. 2 Special Wireless Section

No. 3 Special Wireless Section

Canadian Infantry Corps

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion*

1st Infantry Division

The Saskatoon Light Infantry (MG)

1st Infantry Brigade

The Royal Canadian Regiment

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment

48th Highlanders of Canada

2nd Infantry Brigade

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment

3rd Infantry Brigade

Royal 22e Regiment

The Carleton and York Regiment

The West Nova Scotia Regiment

2nd Infantry Division

The Toronto Scottish Regiment (MG)

4th Infantry Brigade

The Royal Regiment of Canada

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry

The Essex Scottish Regiment

5th Infantry Brigade

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Le Régiment de Maisonneuve

The Calgary Highlanders

6th Infantry Brigade

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal,

The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

The South Saskatchewan Regiment

3rd Infantry Division

The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa(MG)

7th Infantry Brigade

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles

The Regina Rifle Regiment

1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment

8th Infantry Brigade

The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada

Le Régiment de la Chaudière

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

9th Infantry Brigade

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada

The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders

The North Nova Scotia Highlanders

4th Armoured Division

10th Infantry Brigade

10th Independent Machine Gun Company (The New Brunswick Rangers)

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment

The Algonquin Regiment

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s)

The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)†

5th Armoured Division

11th Infantry Brigade

11th Independent Machine Gun Company (The Princess Louise Fusiliers)

The Perth Regiment, The Cape Breton Highlanders

The Irish Regiment of Canada

The Westminster Regiment (Motor) (formed part of the armoured brigade of the armoured division)

1st Corps troops

1st Corps Defence Company‡

2nd Corps Troops

2nd Corps Defence Company (The Prince Edward Island Light Horse)

First Canadian Army Troops

First Canadian Army Headquarters Defence Battalion (Royal Montreal Regiment)

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

1st Armoured Brigade

1st Armoured Brigade Company

* Operated under 6th British Airborne Division.

† The motor battalion formed part of the armoured brigade of the armoured division.

‡ Provided by The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment), which also furnished platoons for defence and employment at divisional and brigade headquarters.

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2nd Armoured Brigade

2nd Armoured Brigade Company

1st Infantry Division

1st Infantry Divisional Troops Company

1st Infantry Brigade Company

2nd Infantry Brigade Company

3rd Infantry Brigade Company

2nd Infantry Division

2nd Infantry Divisional Troops Company

4th Infantry Brigade Company

5th Infantry Brigade Company

6th Infantry Brigade Company

3rd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Divisional Troops Company

7th Infantry Brigade Company

8th Infantry Brigade Company

9th Infantry Brigade Company

4th Armoured Division

4th Armoured Divisional Troops Company

4th Armoured Divisional Transport Company

4th Armoured Brigade Company

10th Infantry Brigade Company

5th Armoured Division

5th Armoured Divisional Troops Company

5th Armoured Divisional Transport Company

5th Armoured Brigade Company

11th Infantry Brigade Company

1st Corps Troops

1st Headquarters Corps Car Company

1st Corps Transport Company

No. 31 Corps Troops Company

No. 32 Corps Troops Company

2nd Corps Troops

No. 2 Headquarters Corps Car Company

2nd Corps Transport Company

No. 33 Corps Troops Company

No. 34 Corps Troops Company

First Canadian Army Troops

No. 1 Army Headquarters Car Company

No. 35 Army Troops Composite Company

No. 36 Army Troops Composite Company

No. 81 Artillery Company

No. 82 Artillery Company

No. 41 Army Transport Company

No. 45 Army Transport Company

No. 47 Army Transport Company

No. 63 Army Transport Company

No. 64 Army Transport Company

No. 1 Motor Ambulance Convoy

No. 2 Motor Ambulance Convoy

GHQ L. Of C. and Base Troops

No. 66 General Transport Company

No. 69 General Transport Company

No. 1 Base Transport Company

No. 65 Tank Transporter Company

No. 85 Bridge Company

No. 86 Bridge Company

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

1st Armoured Brigade

No. 2 Light Field Ambulance

2nd Armoured Brigade

No. 17 Light Field Ambulance

1st Infantry Division

No. 4 Field Ambulance

No. 5 Field Ambulance

No. 9 Field Ambulance

2nd Infantry Division

No. 10 Field Ambulance

No. 11 Field Ambulance

No. 18 Field Ambulance

3rd Infantry Division

No. 14 Field Ambulance

No. 22 Field Ambulance

No. 23 Field Ambulance

4th Armoured Division

No. 12 Light Field Ambulance

No. 15 Field Ambulance

5th Armoured Division

No. 7 Light Field Ambulance

No. 24 Field Ambulance

First Canadian Army Troops

No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station

No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station

No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station

No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station

No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station

GHQ and L. of C. Troops

No. 1 General Hospital

No. 2 General Hospital

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No. 3 General Hospital

No. 5 General Hospital

No. 6 General Hospital

No. 7 General Hospital

No. 8 General Hospital

No. 10 General Hospital

No. 12 General Hospital

No. 16 General Hospital

No. 20 General Hospital

No. 21 General Hospital

No. 2 Convalescent Depot

No. 3 Convalescent Depot

Canadian Dental Corps

No. 1 Dental Company

No. 2 Dental Company

No. 3 Dental Company

No. 4 Dental Company

No. 5 Dental Company

No. 6 Dental Company

No. 8 Dental Company

No. 9 Dental Company

No. 11 Base Dental Company

No. 12 Base Dental Company

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps

No. 1 Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park

No. 2 Armoured Brigade Ordnance Field Park

No. 1 Infantry Divisional Ordnance Field Park

No. 2 Infantry Divisional Ordnance Field Park

No. 3 Infantry Divisional Ordnance Field Park

No. 4 Armoured Divisional Ordnance Field Park

No. 5 Armoured Divisional Ordnance Field Park

No. 201 Infantry Ordnance Sub-Park

No. 202 Infantry Ordnance Sub-Park

No. 203 Infantry Ordnance Sub-Park

No. 204 Armoured Ordnance Sub-Park

No. 205 Armoured Ordnance Sub-Park

No. 1 Corps and Army Troops Sub-Park

No. 2 Corps and Army Troops Sub-Park

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1st Armoured Brigade Workshop

2nd Armoured Brigade Workshop

1st Infantry Brigade Workshop

2nd Infantry Brigade Workshop

3rd Infantry Brigade Workshop

4th Infantry Brigade Workshop

5th Infantry Brigade Workshop

6th Infantry Brigade Workshop

7th Infantry Brigade Workshop

8th Infantry Brigade Workshop

9th Infantry Brigade Workshop

4th Armoured Brigade Workshop

10th Infantry Brigade Workshop

5th Armoured Brigade Workshop

11th Infantry Brigade Workshop

12th Infantry Brigade Workshop

1st Corps Troops Workshop

2nd Corps Troops Workshop

First Army Troops Workshop

1st General Troops Workshop

No. 1 Infantry Troops Workshop

No. 2 Infantry Troops Workshop

No. 3 Infantry Troops Workshop

No. 4 Armoured Troops Workshop

No. 5 Armoured Troops Workshop

No. 1 Tank Troops Workshop

No. 2 Tank Troops Workshop

No. 1 Recovery Company

No. 2 Recovery Company

No. 3 Recovery Company

No. 1 Advanced Base Workshop

No. 2 Advanced Base Workshop

Canadian Postal Corps

No. 1 Army Base Post Office

Canadian Provost Corps

No. 1 Provost Company (RCMP)

No. 2 Provost Company

No. 3 Provost Company

No. 4 Provost Company

No. 5 Provost Company

No. 7 Provost Company

No. 8 Provost Company

No. 11 Provost Company

No. 13 Provost Company

No. 15 Provost Company

No. 16 Provost Company

No. 1 L. of C. Provost Company

No. 2 L. of C. Provost Company

Canadian Forestry Corps

No. 1 Forestry Group:

No. 1 Company

No. 5 Company

No. 9 Company

No. 14 Company

No. 15 Company

No. 16 Company

No. 25 Company

No. 27 Company

No. 28 Company

No. 30 Company

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Canadian Section

HQ 1st Echelon

21 Army Group

Canadian Section

HQ 2nd Echelon

21 Army Group

No. 2 Base Reinforcement Group

No. 3 Base Reinforcement Group

Headquarters First Canadian Army Terminals

Headquarters Army Troops Area First Canadian Army

No. 3 Non-Effective Transit Depot

No. 3 Public Relations Group