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1st Canadian Infantry Division Units
Sicily 1943


HQ

  • 1 Canadian Infantry Division Defence and Employment Platoon (Lorne Scots)

RCA 1 Canadian Infantry Division

  • 1 Canadian Field Regiment, RCHA
  • 2 Canadian Field Regiment, RCA
  • 3 Canadian Field Regiment, RCA
  • 1 Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA
  • 2 Canadian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA
  • 12 Canadian Meteorological Section

RCE 1 Canadian Infantry Division

  • 1 Canadian Field Company
  • 3 Canadian Field Company
  • 4 Canadian Field Company
  • 2 Canadian Field Park Company
  • 1 Canadian Bridging Platoon

1 Canadian Infantry Division Signals

HQ RCASC 1 Canadian Infantry Division

  • 1 Canadian Infantry Brigade Company
  • 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade Company
  • 3 Canadian Infantry Brigade Company
  • 1 Canadian Infantry Divisional Troops Company

RCAMC

  • 4 Canadian Field Ambulance
  • 5 Canadian Field Ambulance
  • 9 Canadian Field Ambulance
  • 2 Canadian Field Hygiene Section

RCOC

  • 1 Canadian Infantry Divisional Ordnance Field Park
  • 1 Canadian Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit

RCEME

  • 1 Canadian Infantry Brigade Workshop
  • 2 Canadian Infantry Brigade Workshop
  • 3 Canadian Infantry Brigade Workshop
  • No. 1 Infantry Troops Workshop

C Pro C

  • 1 Canadian Provost Company

RCAPC

  • 1 Canadian Field Cash Office

Postal

  • 1 Canadian Infantry Division Postal Unit

Dental

  • 1 Canadian Dental Company

Reconnaissance

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

Divisional Support

  • Saskatoon Light Infantry (Machine Gun)

1ST INFANTRY BRIGADE

  • The Royal Canadian Regiment
  • Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
  • The 48th Highlanders of Canada

2ND INFANTRY BRIGADE

  • Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
  • Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
  • Loyal Edmonton Regiment

3RD INFANTRY BRIGADE

  • Royal 22e Regiment
  • Carleton and York Regiment
  • West Nova Scotia Regiment

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade

    Sicily 1943

  • 11th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment)
  • 12th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Three Rivers Regiment)
  • 14th Canadian Armoured Regiment (The Calgary Regiment)
  • No. 83 Company, RCASC
  • No. 2 Light Field Ambulance, RCAMC
  • No. 1 Army Tank Brigade Sub-Park, RCOC
  • 1st Tank Brigade Workshop, RCOC
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Today in Military History

September 2



1862:

U.S. Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Battle of Second Bull Run.


1864:

U.S. Civil War: Union forces under General William T. Sherman enter Atlanta, Georgia a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.


1870:

Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.


1898:

Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by General Horatio Kitchener defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British dominance in the Sudan.


1918:

DROCOURT-QUEANT, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 Sept 18)


1918:

VC won by A/Sgt Arthur George Knight, `10th Battalion, CEFm Villers-lez-Cagnicourt (near Arras), France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Capt Bellenden Seymour Hutcheson, MC, Canadian Army Medical Corps attached to the 75th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Support Line, France


1918:

VC won by L/Cpl William Henry Metcalf, MM, 16th Battalion, CEF, Arras, France


1918:

VC won by LCol Cyrus Wesley Peck, DSO, 16th Battalion, CEF, Villers-lez-Cagnicourt, France


1918:

VC won by Pte Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney, DCM, MM, 38th Battalion, CEF, Drocourt-Queant Line, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Pte John Francis Young, 87th Battalion, CEF, Dury-Arras Sector, France


1939:

Following the invasion of Poland, Freie Stadt Danzig Danzig (now Gda?sk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.


1939:

RCAF authorized to recruit to full establishment


1942:

The Royal Canadian Infantry Corps is authorized: Ducimus (We lead)


1945:

Japanese and allies sign surrender agreement aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay


1945:

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam).


1945:

World War II ends: The final official surrender of Japan was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Chester Nimitz aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay.


1998:

A United Nations court finds Jean-Paul Akayesu, the former mayor of a small town in Rwanda, guilty of nine counts of genocide, marking the first time that the 1948 law banning genocide is enforced.


31BC:

Roman Civil War: Battle of Actium - Off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.




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