Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments - Artillery Regiments and Batteries


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This Reserve Force regiment originated in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 1 February 1912, when the '11th Brigade, CFA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '14th Brigade, CFA' on 2 February 1920;2 '14th Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;3 '14th Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;4 '14th (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;5 '14th (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 January 1943;6 '14th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;7 and '14th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960.8 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 30 June 1968.9

The 14th Brigade, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 October 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 41/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the brigade.

The 14th Brigade, CFA was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1920 (GO 186/20). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).


'14th Brigade, CFA, CEF'

Headquarters Location

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


The First World War

The 14th Brigade, which was authorized in June 1916 as the '14th Brigade, CFA, CEF',10 embarked for Britain on 12 September 1916.11 It disembarked in France on 22 August 1917,12 where it provided field artillery support as part of the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery in France and Flanders until the end of the war.13 The brigade was disbanded on 23 October 1920.14

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1. GO 24/12. Formed from three newly authorized batteries designated the '26th Battery', the '27th Battery' and the '28th Battery' / Formé de trois batteries nouvellement autorisées: « 26th Battery », « 27th Battery » et « 28th Battery ».

2. GO 13/20.

3. GO 82/25.

4. GO 58/35.

5. GO 273/40.

6. GO 363/43.

7. GO 247/46.

8. CAO 76-3, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 670/60.

9. CFOO 68/18.

10. The Story of the Sixty-Sixth, CFA (Edinburgh, 1919), p.11.

11. Ibid., p.14.

12. Ibid., p. 37.

13. G.W.L. Nicholson, The Gunners of Canada. The History of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, 1534-1919, vol. 1 (Toronto, 1967), p. 231.

14. GO 191/20. Although this formation is not specifically listed, this is considered the official disbandment date as it is the date in which all the batteries of the brigade were disbanded / Même si cette formation n'est pas spécifiquement listée, l'on considère cette date comme étant celle de sa dissolution officielle puisqu'elle correspond à celle de toutes les batteries de la brigade.

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