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

6TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT, RCA

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Levis, Quebec on 1 August 1899, when the '6th "Quebec and Lévis" Regiment, CA' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '6th (Quebec and Lévis) Regiment, CGA' on 2 February 1920;2 '6th (Quebec and Lévis) Coast Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;3 '6th (Quebec and Lévis) Coast Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;4 '6th (Quebec and Lévis) Medium Brigade, RCA' on 16 February 1936;5 '6th (Reserve) (Quebec and Lévis) Medium Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;6 '6th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;7 '6th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960;8 and '6e Régiment d'artillerie de campagne, RCA' on 1 September 1970.9 It was redesignated in English, '6th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 20 November 1975.10

Notes :
The 6th (Quebec and Levis) Regiment, CGA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 October 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 231/20).This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The 6th (Quebec and Levis) Regiment, CGA was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1920 (GO 186/20). It was redesignated the '3rd (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Section, CA' on 1 July 1925 (GO 82/25). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The 6th (Quebec and Levis) Coast Brigade, RCA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 15 February 1936 and redesignated the 6th (Quebec and Levis) Medium Brigade, RCA the next day (GO 31/36). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the brigade.

Headquarters Location

Lévis, Quebec

Allocated Batteries

57th Field Battery, RCA
59th Field Battery, RCA
58th Air Defence Battery, RCA

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OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The First World War

Details of the regiment were placed on active service on 6 August 191412 to provide artillery support for the defence of the St. Lawrence River approach below the town of Lévis, Quebec.13


1. GO 83/99. Formed from three existing independent garrison batteries authorized on the following dates: 'No. 1 Company' at Lévis (No. 1 Company Levis, 19 July 1878), 'No. 2 Company' at Lévis (No. 2 Company Levis, 6 February 1880), and 'No. 3 Company' at Quebec (Quebec Company, 24 November 1894) / Formé de trois batteries indépendantes de garnison autorisées selon les dates suivantes : « No. 1 Company » à Lévis (No. 1 Company Levis, 19 juillet 1878), « No. 2 Company » à Lévis (No. 2 Company Levis, 6 février 1880), et « No. 3 Company » à Québec (Quebec Company, 24 novembre 1894).

2. GO 13/20.

3. GO 82/25.

4. GO 58/35.

5. GO 31/36.

6. GO 273/40.

7. GO 115/46.

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

9. CFOO 70/17, 22 Jun 70.

10. CFOO 3.310, 20 Nov 75 / OOFC 3.310, 20 nov 75.

11. MOO 97158, 14 Aug 97 / DMO 97158, 14 août 97.

12. GO 142/14.

13. G.W.L. Nicholson, The Gunners of Canada. The History of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, vol. 1 (Toronto, 1967), p. 192.

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