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
  • Headquarters & Services Battery

Lineage[edit]

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Brandon, Manitoba on 1 April 1908, as the 99th Regiment. It was redesignated as the 99th Manitoba Rangers on 1 May 1911, and, following the Great War, as The Manitoba Rangers on 12 March 1920. On 15 December 1936, it was converted to artillery, amalgamated with the 59th Field Battery, RCA, and redesignated the 26th Field Brigade, RCA. It was redesignated the 26th (Reserve) Field Brigade on 7 November 1940, the 26th (Reserve) Field Regiment on 1 April 1943, the 26th Field Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA, on 1 April 1946, the 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA, on 12 April 1960 and finally the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, on 1 November 1964.[1]

The 59th Field Battery, RCA originated in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on 2 February 1920. It was redesignated the 59th Field Battery, CA, on 1 July 1925 and the 59th Field Battery, RCA, on 3 June 1935. On 15 December 1936, it was amalgamated with The Manitoba Rangers.[2]

1908
99th Regt
1911
99th Manitoba Rangers
1914
45th Bn, CEF
1915
79th "Overseas" Bn, CEF
1916
Absorbed by 11th Reserve Bn, CEF
Absorbed by 17th Reserve Bn, CEF
181st "Overseas" Bn, CEF
1917
Disbanded
Disbanded
Absorbed by 18th Reserve Bn, CEF. Disbanded
1920
The Manitoba Rangers
59th Bty, CFA
1925
59th Field Bty, CA
1935
59th Field Bty, RCA
1936
26th Field Bde, RCA
1940
26th (Reserve) Field Bde
1943
26th (Reserve) Field Regt
1946
26th Field Regt (Self-Propelled), RCA
1960
26th Field Arty Regt (Self-Propelled), RCA
1964
26th Field Arty Regt, RCA
2014
Abbreviations used in the chart
Abbreviation Phrase
Arty Artillery
Bde Brigade
Bn Battalion
Bty Battery
CA Canadian Artillery
CEF Canadian Expeditionary Force
CFA Canadian Field Artillery
RCA Royal Canadian Artillery
Regt Regiment

Perpetuations[edit]

The 26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, perpetuates the 45th Battalion (Manitoba), CEF, the 79th Battalion (Winnipeg Grenadiers) CEF, and the 181st Battalion (Brandon), CEF.

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5] The museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

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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. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  4. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  5. ^ A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03