24th Field Artillery Regiment (Canada)

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24th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Active 1 May 1914-28 February 1965
Country Canada
Branch Army
Type Field Artillery
Size One Regiment
Part of Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Garrison/HQ Trail, British Columbia
Motto Ubique. Quo fas et gloria ducunt. (Everywhere. Whither right and glory lead)
March Quick: British Grenadiers

The 24th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery was a Canadian Army Reserve artillery regiment based in Trail, British Columbia. The regiment currently exists on the Supplementary Order of Battle.

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Fernie, British Columbia on 1 May 1914, when an eight-company regiment of infantry was authorized to be formed. It was designated the 107th (East Kootenay) Regiment on 2 November 1914. Following the Great War it was redesignated The Kootenay Regiment on 12 March 1920. On 15 December 1936 it was converted to artillery and redesignated the 24th (Kootenay) Field Brigade, RCA. It was redesignated the 24th Reserve (Kootenay) Field Brigade, RCA, on 7 November 1940; the 24th Reserve (Kootenay) Field Regiment, RCA, on 15 March 1943; the 24th Field Regiment, RCA, on 1 April 1946; the 24th Heavy Anti- Aircraft Regiment, RCA, on 5 February 1948; the 24th Medium Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA, on 22 August 1955; the 24th Medium Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment, RCA, on 12 April 1960; and finally the 24th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, on 10 December 1962. It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 28 February 1965.[1]

Perpetuations[edit]

The 24th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, perpetuates the 54th Battalion (Kootenay), CEF and the 225th Battalion (Kootenay), CEF.[2]

Operational History[edit]

The 54th Battalion (Kootenay), CEF, was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 22 November 1915, and disembarked in France on 14 August 1916. The 54th Battalion fought as part of the 11th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Division in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The battalion was disbanded on 30 August 1920.

The 225th Battalion (Kootenay), CEF, was authorized on 15 July 1916 and embarked for Britain on 26 January 1917, where its personnel were absorbed by the 16th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 6 February 1917 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was disbanded on 1 September 1917.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  3. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.