26th Field Artillery Regiment (Canada)

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26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Active 1 April 1908-present
Country Canada
Branch Army
Type Field Artillery
Size One Regiment
Part of Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Garrison/HQ Brandon and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Motto Ubique. Quo fas et gloria ducunt. (Everywhere. Whither right and glory lead)
March Quick: British Grenadiers

The 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery is a Canadian Army Reserve artillery regiment based in Brandon, Manitoba and Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. 71 Field Battery, Headquarters and Service Battery, and Regimental Headquarters are in Brandon (49°50′30″N 99°57′12″W / 49.8418°N 99.9532°W / 49.8418; -99.9532 (71st Field Battery and Regimental Headquarters)Coordinates: 49°50′30″N 99°57′12″W / 49.8418°N 99.9532°W / 49.8418; -99.9532 (71st Field Battery and Regimental Headquarters)), and 13 Field Battery is in Portage la Prairie (49°58′35″N 98°17′15″W / 49.9765°N 98.2875°W / 49.9765; -98.2875 (13th Field Battery)).

Allocated Batteries[edit]

  • 13th Field Battery, RCA
  • 71st Field Battery, RCA[1]

Lineage[edit]

The Manitoba Rangers[edit]

  • Originated 1 April 1908 in Brandon, Manitoba, as the 99th Regiment
  • Redesignated 1 May 1911 as the 99th Manitoba Rangers
  • Redesignated 12 March 1920 as The Manitoba Rangers
  • Amalgamated 15 December 1936 with the 59th Field Battery, RCA, and redesignated as the 26th Field Brigade, RCA
  • Redesignated 7 November 1940 as the 26th (Reserve) Field Brigade
  • Redesignated 1 April 1943 as the 26th (Reserve) Field Regiment
  • Redesignated 1 April 1946 as the 26th Field Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA
  • Redesignated 12 April 1960 as the 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA
  • Redesignated 1 November 1964 as the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA[2]

59th Field Battery, RCA[edit]

  • Originated 2 February 1920 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba as the 59th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery
  • Redesignated 1 July 1925 as the 59th Field Battery, CA
  • Redesignated 3 June 1935 as the 59th Field Battery, RCA
  • Amalgamated 15 December 1936 with The Manitoba Rangers[3]

Perpetuations[edit]

The Great War[edit]

Operational History[edit]

During the Great War, details from the 99th Manitoba Rangers were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protection duties.[4]

The 45th Battalion (Manitoba) CEF, was authorized on 7 November 1914 and embarked for Britain on 1 April 1916. The battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until it was absorbed by the 11th Reserve Battalion, CEF on 7 July 1916. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917. The 79th Battalion (Manitoba) CEF, was authorized on 10 July 1915 and embarked for Britain on 24 April 1916 where the battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field until it was absorbed by the 17th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 12 July 1916. The battalion was disbanded on 12 October 1917. The 181st Battalion (Brandon) CEF, was authorized on 15 July 1916 and embarked for Britain on 18 April 1917 where its personnel were absorbed by the 18th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 30 April 1917 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. The battalion was disbanded on 17 July 1917.[5]

26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Museum[edit]

26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, Museum
Location 1116 Victoria Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Type Regimental Museum

The museum collects, preserves, researches and exhibits articles of military interest, primarily from the Western Manitoba area.[6] The museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

Order of precedence[edit]

Preceded by
20th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
26th Field Artillery Regiment (Canada) Succeeded by
30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA of Royal Canadian Artillery

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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. ^ "26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA". Official Lineages Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments – Artillery Regiments and Batteries. Directorate of History and Heritage. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  5. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  6. ^ A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03