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PERMANENT UNITS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY 1912


    
ESQUIMAULT
CALGARY
WINNIPEG
LONDON
TORONTO
OTTAWA
KINGSTON
MONTREAL
ST JEAN
QUEBEC
FREDRIC-TON
HALIFAX
 RCD
       
RHQ
B SQN
     
A SQN
     
 LSH
 
B SQN
RHQ
A SQN
                 
 RCA
                 
HQ
   
 RCHA
           
A/B BTY
         
 RCGA
5 COY
               
3 HVY COY
4 COY
 
RHQ
1 COY
2COY
 RCE
                       
 RCR
     
K COY
I COY
       
G COY
H COY
RHQ
A-F COY
 CASC
     
6 DET
5 DET
1 DET
2 DET
   
3 DET
 
4 DET
 CAMC
9 DET
11 DET
7 DET
1 DET
2 DET
10 DET
12 DET
PETA-
WAWA
3 DET
 
4 DET
5 DET
6 DET
8 DET
 CAVC
   
5 DET
 
1 DET
 
2 DET
 
3 DET
4 DET
   
 COC
11 DET
13 DET
10 DET
1 DET
2 DET
4 DET
3 DET
5 DET
 
7 DET
8 DET
ST JOHNS
9 DET
 CAPC
10 DET
VICTOR-IA
9 DET
8 DET
1 DET
2 DET
3 DET
AT HQ
4 DET
5 DET
 
6 DET
 
7 DET
 CMSC
                       

 

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Today in Military History

February 25



1787:

1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton and York), specific date of origin not known


1838:

Amherstburg Ontario - Canadian militia routs American republican sympathizers on Fighting Island, in the Detroit River


1867:

A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1867-1966


1870:

2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (North Shore): Spem Reduxit (Hope restored)


1917:

During fighting along the banks of the Tigris in Mesopotamia, troops from the South Lancashire Regiment (British Army) repeatedly attempted to advance along a gully, but suffered heavy casualties each time from a Turkish machine-gun.  Private Readitt took part in each of five attacks, and on each occasion was the only survivor.  However, the attacks slowly forced the Turks to give ground.  When the officer commanding the operation was killed, Readitt when forward once more, alone and on his own initiative.  He advanced right up to the Turkish position, and although he was unable to remain there for long, he inflicted damage with grenades.  He slowly retired, and located a good defensive position a short distance away, which he proceeded to hold on his own.  Eventually, other soldiers managed to advance and join him, and consolidate the position.  Readitt was awarded the Victoria Cross.


1941:

British troops occupied the capital Mogadishu, as Italian resistance in Somaliland collapsed.


1944:

Bomber Command mounted a devastating attack on Augsburg, the first occasion it had attacked that city in strength. Good weather and poor anti-aircraft defence contributed to a very concentrated attack by 594 aircraft carrying more than 2,000 tons of bombs. The raid proved somewhat controversial, given the level of destruction in the old city centre. Some 700 Germans were killed, but perhaps 90,000 rendered homeless. An important aircraft component factory was successfully damaged, as well as factories associated with the MAN engineering works, which produced U-boat engines.


1945:

Following fierce fighting in Holland, a platoon of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada had been reduced to just one sergeant and four men during a series of German night counter-attacks. Sergeant Cosens positioned the four riflemen to give him covering fire, then ran to a supporting tank. Standing fully exposed on the tank, he directed its fire to good effect, breaking up another attack. He than asked the tank to bulldoze a way into a German-occupied farm. Cosens went into the farm alone and killed or captured all its defenders. He then succeeded in clearing another two buildings on his own, and was killed by a sniper.


1991:

During the Persian Gulf War, an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 Americans.




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