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.
Areas and Units Location of Area or Formation H.Q. Newfoundland St. John's, Nfld. 25th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. 26th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. 103rd Coast Battery R.C.A. 106th Coast Battery R.C.A. 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 R.C.A. The New Brunswick Rangers SYDNEY AND CANSO DEFENCES Sydney, N.S. 16th Coast Regiment R.C.A. 23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. Fusiliers du St. Laurent (less two companies)† 2nd/10th Dragoons C.I.C.---Attached from 7th Division HALIFAX FORTRESS Halifax, N.S. 1st (Halifax) Coast Regiment R.C.A. 21st Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment 2nd Bn. The Black Watch (R.H.R.) of Canada-Attached from 7th Division SHELBURNE DEFENCES Shelburne, N.S. 104th Coast Battery R.C.A. SAINT JOHN DEFENCES Saint John, N.B. 3rd (New Brunswick) Coast Regiment R.C.A. 22nd Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. Le Régiment de Chateauguay (Mit) The Prince Edward Island Highlanders GASPÉ DEFENCES Gaspé, P.Q. 105th Coast Battery R.C.A.
* 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.
Divisional Troops 20th Field Regiment R.C.A. 23rd Field Regiment R.C.A. 26th Field Regiment R.C.A. 8th Anti-Tank Regiment R.C.A. 10th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. 15th Field Company R.C.E. 23rd Field Company R.C.E. 27th Field Company R.C.E. 5th Field Park Company R.C.E. 7th Divisional Signals R.C. Sigs. 7th Divisional Ammunition Company R.C.A.S.C. 7th Divisional Petrol Company R.C.A.S.C. 7th Divisional Supply Company R.C.A.S.C. No. 71 General Transport Company R.C.A.S.C. No. 20 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. No. 21 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. No. 27 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. 7th Divisional Ordnance Workshop R.C.O.C.
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
59th Coast Battery R.C.A Lauzon, P.Q. 24th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A Arvida, P.Q. 21st Infantry Brigade Valcartier, P.Q. 27th Field Regiment R.C.A. 3rd Bn. Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal 3rd Bn. Le Regiment de Maisonneuve Le Régiment de Levis 21st Brigade Group Company R.C.A.S.C. No. 6 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. No. 19 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. MILITARY DISTRICT No. 4
The Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (M.G.) Sherbrooke, P.Q.
MILITARY DISTRICT No. 2
40th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery R.C.A. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. The Queen's York Rangers (1sty 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
25th Field Regiment R.C.A. Shilo, Man. 1st Canadian Parachut Battalion Shilo, Man. MILITARY DISTRICT No. 12
30th Reconnaissance Regiment
(The Essex Regiment) C.A.C.
Dundurn, Sask. PACIFIC COMMAND
VANCOUVER DEFENCES Vancouver, B.C. 15th (Vancouver) Coast Regiment R.C.A. 28th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. The Royal Rifles of Canada The Canadian Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) 19th Infantry Brigade Vernon, B.C. 26th Field Company R.C.E. The Winnipeg Light Infantry The Prince Albert Volunteers 3rd Bn. Irish Fusiliers (Vancouver Regiment) No. 25 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. 6th CANADIAN DIVISION Esquimalt, B.C. Divisional Troops 9th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. 22nd Field Company R.C.E. 6th Divisional Signals R.C. Sigs 6th Divisional Ammunition Company R.C.A.S.C. 6th Divisional Petrol Company R.C.A.S.C. 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 R.C.A. 25th Field Company R.C.E. 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 R.C.A.M.C.
Victoria and Esquimalt Fortress Esquimalt, B.C. 31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Regiment C.A.C. 5th (B.C.) Coast Regiment R.C.A. 27th Anti-Aircraft Regiment R.C.A. 21st Field Regiment R.C.A. 3rd Bn. The Regina Rifle Regiment Le Régiment de Hull 8th CANADIAN DIVISION Prince George, B.C. Divisional Troops 8th Divisional Signals R.C. Sigs. No. 29 General Transport Company R.C.A.S.C. 14th Infantry Brigade Terrace, B.C. 22nd Field Regiment R.C.A. (One battery with Prince Rupert Defences) 21st Field Company R.C.E. The Kent Regiment The King's Own Rifles of Canada (Two companies with Prince Rupert Defences) No.1 Field Ambulance R.C.A.M.C. 16th Infantry Brigade Prince George, B.C. 24th Field Company R.C.E. 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 R.C.A. 34th Anti-Aircraft Battery R.C.A. (at Annette Island, Alaska) The Midland Regiment (Northumberland and Durham) The Winnipeg Grenadiers ADJACENT TERRITORIES UNITED STATES 2nd Canadian Parachute Battalion Camp Bradford, Nofolk, Virginia JAMAICA The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) Kingston BERMUDA Special Infantry Company (Pictou Highlanders) Warwick BAHAMAS No. 33 Company, Veterans Guyard of Canada Nassau BRITISH GUIANA No. 34 Company, Veterans Guard of Canada Georgetown
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