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

18TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, RCA

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Lethbridge, Alberta on 2 February 1920 when the '18th Brigade, CFA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was designated: '18th Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;2 '18th Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;3 '18th (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;4 '18th (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 March 1943;5 '18th Field Regiment, RCA' on 3 October 1945;6 '18th Field Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA' on 19 June 1947;7 '18th Field Artillery Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA' on 12 April 1960;8 and '18th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 4 December 1964.9 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 1 April 1970.10

Notes:
The 18th 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).

No lineal connection with '18th Air Defence Regiment, RCA' of 1992 to present.

Headquarters Location

Lethbridge, Alberta

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

None

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1. GO 13/20; and/et MO 58/20.

2. GO 82/25.

3. GO 58/35.

4. GO 273/40.

5. GO 132/43.

6. GO 400/45.

7. CAO 76-3, Supp Issue No. 43/47.

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

9. SD 1 Letter No 64/58; Letter, HQ Western Command to D Org, 18 Oct 65, file ref: WC 2001-3/1 (G).

10. CFOO 70/15; and/et Letter on 20th Indep Fd Bty AHR, 1325-1 (CO), undated (AHR file 5251, vol. 1) / Lettre du « 20th Indep Fd Bty » RHA, 1325-1 (CO), aucune date (RHA dossier 5251, vol.1).

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