WW2 History

During six years of war, Canada enlisted over one million personnel in the Canadian Forces.  In Europe, Canada had five divisional artilleries, two corps artilleries and two army artillery groups.  Each of these large units had multiple artillery regiments attached.  In early 1940, Canada’s primary role became the defence of the British Isles.   Canadians took …

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RCA History

  Canadian Gunners have a long and distinguished record of contribution.  In 1880, Queen Victoria approved the designation of “Royal” for the batteries and gunnery schools.  In 1883, Canada authorized the formation of the Regiment of Canadian Artillery.  In 1893, the Regular units became the Royal Canadian Artillery, and in 1895, the Reserve units joined.  …

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