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

20TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, RCA

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Edmonton, Alberta on 2 February 1920, when the '20th Brigade, CFA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '20th Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;2 '20th Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;3 '20th (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;4 '20th (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 March 1943;5 '20th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;6 '96th Independent Medium Battery, RCA' on 21 September 1954;7 '96th Independent Medium Artillery Battery, RCA' on 12 April 1960;8 '20th Medium Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 17 October 1961;9 and '20th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 4 December 1964.10

Notes :
The 20th Brigade, CFA was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 March 1923 (GO 186/20 and GO 23/23). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

Headquarters Location

Edmonton, Alberta

Allocated Batteries

61st Field Battery, RCA
78th Field Battery, RCA

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

None

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1. GO 13/20; and/et MO 58/20. Although authorized, the unit was not officially organized until 1 March 1923 (GO 23/23) / Bien qu'autorisée, l'unité ne fut officiellement organisée que le 1e mars 1923 (GO 23/23).

2. GO 82/25.

3. GO 58/35.

4. GO 273/40.

5. GO 132/43.

6. GO 115/46.

7. CAO 76-3, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 411/54.

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

9. CAO 76-3, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 708/61.

10. SD 1 Letter No. 64/58, F 1901-3 (DO), 10 Dec 64; and/et Letter, HQ Western Command, 18 Oct 65, file ref: WC 2001-3/1 (G).

11. CFOO 3.310, 3 May 79 / OOFC 3.310, 3 mai 79.

12. CFOO 3.310, 1 Jan 81 / OOFC 3.310, 1er jan 81.

13. MOO 97222, 14 Aug 97 / DMO 97222, 14 août 1997.

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