Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments - Artillery Regiments and Batteries
3RD REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIAN HORSE ARTILLERY
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This Regular Force regiment originated in Shilo, Manitoba on 4 May 1951, when the '79th Field Regiment, RCA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated the '3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery on 16 October 1953.2 It was reduced to nil strength on 31 July 1992.5
The batteries of the 79th Field Regiment were raised as Active Force sub-units on the framework of Reserve Force batteries (209th, 258th, and 284th Field Batteries) for service in Germany with the 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group. Upon return to Canada the batteries were disbanded on 29 July 19537 and then reformed from available resources for post Armistice service in Korea from May to November 1954 under the designation '3rd Regiment, RCHA'.8
1. CAO 110-2, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 245/51.
2. CAO 76-2, Pt 'B', Supp Issue No. 358/53.
3. CAO 220-3, 7 février 1955
4. CAO 220-3, 17 février 1964.
5. CFOO 3.7.1, 8 Sep 78 / OOFC 3.7.1, 8 sep 78.
6. MOO 92157, 5 Aug 92 / DMO 92157, 5 août 92. This order authorized the disbandment of the regiment with an effective date to be determined by the CDS. No such order was given, therefore, the regiment still exists as a legally authorized entity / Cet ordre autorisait la dissolution du régiment, la date de mise en vigueur devant être choisie par le CEMD. Cet ordre ne fut jamais donné et, conséquemment, le régiment existe toujours en tant qu'entité légale; and/et 3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, AHR 1992, file 1325-1 (CO), 29 November 1993 on AHR file 1761 / 3e Régiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, RHA 1992, dossier 1325-1 (CO), 29 novembre 1993, dans RHA dossier 1761.
7. SD 1 Letter No. 53/91, 13 Aug 53.
8. Colonel G.W.L. Nichloson, The Gunners of Canada, Vol 2 (1919 to 1967), (Toronto, 1972), passim.
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