- Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Canadian Forces personnel branch
anniversaries=The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery "(Fr: le Régiment royal de l'Artillerie canadienne)" is the
artillery personnel branchof the Canadian Forces(CF).
Many of the units and batteries of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery are older than
Canadaitself. The first artillerycompany in Canada was formed in the province of Quebecin 1750.
Volunteer Canadian artillery batteries existed before
1855but their history is mostly unknown. Seven batteries of artillery were formed after the passage of the Militia Act of 1855which allowed Canada to retain a paid military force of 5,000 men. One of the pre-1855 volunteer batteries formed in Saint John, New Brunswickin 1793was called the “Loyal Company of Artillery” and exists today as the 3rd Field Regiment, RCA.
20 October 1871, the first regular Canadian army units were created, in the form of two batteries of garrison artillery; thus, that date is considered the regiment's birthday. "A Battery" in Kingston, Ontarioand "B Battery" in Quebec City, Quebecwere to become gunnery schools and perform garrisonduties in their respective towns. They are still active today as part of the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
The Royal Canadian Artillery has participated in every major conflict in Canada's history.
Units of The Royal Canadian Artillery
The only Royal Canadian Artillery regiment in the regular army is 4th Air Defence Regiment, with the majority of RCA
cap badged units in the militia. The three field regiments of the regular army are badged as Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
*1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
**Headquarters and Services Battery
* 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
**Headquarters and Services Battery
* 5e Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada
**Batterie de Commandement et Services
* 4th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
*Field Artillery School
1st Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery(Halifax, NS)
* 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (Montreal, QC)
* 3rd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 5th (British Columbia) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 6e Régiment d’artillerie de campagne
* 7th (Toronto) Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
**9th Field Battery
* 10th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
64th (Yorkton) Field Battery
* 11th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
**11th (Hamilton-Wentworth) Battery
* 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
20th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
61st Battery( Edmonton, AB)
78th Battery( Red Deer, AB)
* 26th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 49th (Sault Ste Marie) Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 56th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 62e Régiment d’artillerie de campagne
* 1st Air Defence/42nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
* 18th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (Lethbridge, AB)
* 58th Air Defence Battery
* 84th Independent Field Battery
* 116th Independent Field Battery
Since spring 2005, 10th Field Regiment, 26th Field Regiment and 116th Independent Field Battery have been grouped together as 38 Canadian Brigade Group's (38 CBG) Artillery Tactical Group (ATG).
The Royal Canadian Artillery Band
Order of precedence
RCHA on parade with guns:
RCHA on dismounted parades:
"Note:" The honour of "The Right of the Line" (precedence over other units), on an army parade, is held by the units of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery when on parade with their guns. On dismounted parades, RCHA units take precedence over all other land force units except formed bodies of Officer Cadets of the
Royal Military College of Canadarepresenting their college. RCA units parade to the left of units of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. The Royal Canadian Artillery does not carry colours. Its guns are its colours and are saluted on parade.
Royal Regiment of Artillery
Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery
Canadian Forces Land Force Command
List of Canadian organizations with royal patronage
* [http://www.recruiting.forces.gc.ca Canadian Forces Recruiting]
* [http://www.forces.gc.ca Canadian Forces and Department of National Defence]
* [http://www.militaryheritage.com/3rdbattery.htm History and Uniform of the 3rd "Montreal" Field Battery, 1855 to 1970]
* [http://www.artillery.net/english/RCA%20Standing%20Orders.pdf RCA Standing Orders (as of 1 February 2001)]
* [http://www.artillery.net/english/history.htm RCA Web Site]
* "A-AD-200-000/AG-000 The Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces, 1999." says nothing about any changes to Branch names
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