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


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This Regular Force regiment originated in Shilo, Manitoba on 7 August 1950, when the '2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery' was authorized to be formed as part of the Canadian Army Special Force.1 It was redesignated the '2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery' on 18 June 1951.2

Headquarters Location

Petawawa, Ontario

Allocated Batteries

'D' Battery, RCHA
'E' Battery, RCHA
'F' Battery, RCHA


United Nations Operations - Korea

The 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery served in theatre from May 1951 to May 1952 as part of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, 1st Commonwealth Division.6 The regiment ceased to be embodied in the Canadian Army Special Force on 14 July 1952.7

1. CAO 110-2, Supp Issue No. 193/50 (The regiment was authorized effective 9 August 1950 in the Active Force / Le régiment fut autorisé le 9 août 1950 dans la Force active); CAO 110-2, Supp Issue No. 201/50 (The Regiment was embodied in the Canadian Army Special Force with an earlier effective date of 7 August 1950 / Le régiment fut incorporé au sein de la « Canadian Army Special Force » avec la date effective du 7 août 1950); and/et CAO 110-2, Supp Issue No. 210/50.

2. CAO 76-2, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 251/51.

3. CAO 220-3, 7 février 1955.

4. CAO 220-3, 17 février 1964.

5. CFOO 3.21.3, 1 Dec 78/OOFC 3.21.3, 1er déc 78; and/et Memorandum, Organization Policy - Translation of Unit Titles and Short Titles, DGBB 1901-1/1211-7-4 TD 7265, 12 Aug 77(DHH Heritage Collection).

6. Herbert Fairlie Wood, Strange Battleground. The Operations in Korea and their Effects on the Defence Policy of Canada (Ottawa, 1966), p.273.

7. CAO 76-8, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No 293/52.

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