103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles)
|103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles)|
|Active||1 April 1910 – 1920|
|Branch||Non-Permanent Active Militia|
|Part of||Military District No. 13 (unbrigaded)|
|Lt-Col. W.C.G. Armstrong; Honorary Colonel – Hon. Lt-Col. R.B. Bennett|
The 103rd Regiment was raised in Calgary as a militia unit. The first commanding officer was Lieutenant-Colonel W.C.G. Armstrong. The regiment's 1st Battalion consisted of eight companies stationed in Calgary.
At the outbreak of World War I the regiment served as a recruiting depot to raise battalions for the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), the first being the 10th Battalion, CEF. The 103rd Regiment was reorganized into two regiments in 1920 (the Calgary Regiment and the Alberta Regiment), each of which was reorganized into two regiments a few years later.
One of the resulting four regiments (the North Alberta Regiment) was disbanded in the 1936 reorganization of the Militia, but three present-day regiments claim descent from the 103rd: the South Alberta Light Horse, the King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) and the Calgary Highlanders.
|1910||103rd Regt "Calgary Rifles"|
|1920||1st Bn, The Calgary Regt||2nd Bn, The Calgary Regt||The Alberta Regt|
|1921||1st Bn, Calgary Highlanders, The Calgary Regt||1st Bn, The Alberta Regt||2nd Bn, The Alberta Regt|
|1924||The Calgary Highlanders||The Calgary Regt||The South Alberta Regt||The North Alberta Regt|
|1936||The Calgary Regt (Tank)||Disbanded|
|1940||2nd (Reserve) Bn, The Calgary Highlanders||2nd (Reserve) Bn, The South Alberta Regt|
|1941||14th (Reserve) Army Tank Bn, (The Calgary Regt (Tank))|
|1942||14th (Reserve) Army Tank Regt, (The Calgary Regt (Tank))||2nd (Reserve) Bn, The South Alberta Regt (MG)|
|1945||The Calgary Highlanders|
|1946||14th Armoured Regt (King's Own Calgary Regt)||The South Alberta Regt|
|1949||The King's Own Calgary Regt (14th Armoured Regt)|
|1954||The South Alberta Light Horse (29th Armoured Regt)|
|1958||The King's Own Calgary Regt (RCAC)||The South Alberta Light Horse|
- Knight, Darrell. The Canadian Regimental Badge Book. (Calgary: private publication, 2008)
- "The South Alberta Light Horse". Official Lineages: Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Armour Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. June 11, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC)". Official Lineages: Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Armour Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. June 11, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "The Calgary Highlanders". Official Lineages: Volume 3, Part 2: Infantry Regiments. Directorate of History and Heritage. October 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2011.