Canadian Army Organization

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Rank of Commander Organization
General Army

Two or more corps; composition not fixed.

Lieutenant-General Corps

Two or more divisions, plus what are known as 'Corps Troops'- additional artillery and engineer regiments and logistic support units; composition not fixed.

Major-General Division

Usually three brigades, four artillery regiments, one engineer regiment, and supporting logistics and service units; composition can however vary.

Brigadier-General

or Brigadier

Brigade

Infantry Brigade: 3 battalions plus support arms and service units.

Armoured Brigade: 3 Armoured (Tank) Regiments.

Lieutenant-Colonel Battalion / Regiment

Infantry Battalion: 3 or 4 companies, support weapons platoons (mortar, machine gun, anti-armour, pioneer, Administave / logistics company)

Armoured Regiment: 3 Tank squadrons, Headquarters (i.e, logistics) squadron, reconnaissance troop

Artillery Regiment: Usually 3 batteries of guns (total 18 - 24 guns)

 

Major Company / Squadron / Battery

Rifle Company: 3 or 4 Infantry platoons

Cavalry Squadron: usually 4 cavalry troops

Armoured Squadron: 3 or 4 tank troops

Artillery Battery: 6 to 8 guns, usually organized in two troops

Lieutenant Platoon / Troop

Infantry Platoon: 3 sections each of 10 men

Cavalry Troop: 4 sections, each usually of 8 men and horses

Tank Troop: 4 tanks

Unit

Commander

1st Canadian Army Gen H.D.C.Crerar    20-03-'44 /-

Chief of Staff: Brig C.C.Mann    28-01-'44 /-

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade: Brig W.C.Murphy     27-02-'44 /-

2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade:

Brig R.A.Wyman    15-04-'44 / 08-08-'44

Brig J.E.Bingham    09-08-'44 / 08-12-'44, Brig G.W.Robinson    09-12-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery:

Brig H.O.N.Brownfield     27-12-'43 / 18-12-'44, Brig E.C.Plow    10-12-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Engineers:

Brig A.T.Maclean    20-10-'43 / 01-09-'44, Brig G.Walsh    02-09-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: Brig J.E.Genet     06-04-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps:

Brig C.P.Fenwick    26-05-'43 / 17-12-'44, Brig H.M.Elden    18-12-'44 /-        

1st Canadian Corps Lt-Gen C.Foulkes    10-11'44 /-

Chief of Staff: Brig G.Kitching    12-11-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery: Brig H.A.Sparling     19-12-'44

Royal Canadian Engineers:

Brig C.A.Campbell    27-07-'44 / 23-04-'45, Brig J.D.Christian    24-04-'45 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: -

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: -

2nd Canadian Corps Lt-Gen G.G.Simonds     30-01-'44 /-

Chief of Staff: N.E.Rodger     22-02-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery:

Brig A.B.Matthews    14-03-'44 / 10-11-'44, Brig P.A.S.Todd    10-11-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Engineers:

Brig G.Walsh    13-02-'44 / 01-09-'44, Brig D.K.Black    02-09-'44

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: Brig S.F.Clark     08-05-'43 /-

1st Canadian Infantry Division Maj-Gen H.W.Foster     01-12-'44 /-

Chief of Staff: Lt-Col Murdock    09-12-'44 /-

1st Canadian Infantry Brigade: Brig J.D.B.Smith     09-12-'44 /-

2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade: Brig M.P.Bogert     07-10-'44 /-

3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade: Brig J.P.E.Bernatcher     13-04-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery: Brig W.S.Ziegler     04-03-'44

Royal Canadian Engineers: Lt-Col E.H.Webb     28-03-'44

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: Lt-Col B.W.G.Grover    23-12-'43

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps: -

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: -

2nd Canadian Infantry Division Maj-Gen Foulkes    11-01-'44 / 09-11-'44

Maj-Gen A.B.Matthews 10-11-'44 /-

Chief of Staff:

Lt-Col C.R.Archibald    22-02-'44 / 27-07-'44

Lt-Col C.M.Drury    28-07-'44 / 09-11-'44, Lt-Col P.W.Bennet    22-11-'44 /-

4th Infantry Brigade:

Brig S.Lett    27-02-'44 / 18-07-'44

Brig J.E.Ganong    03-08-'44 / 30-08-'44, Brig F.N.Cabeldu    31-08-'44 /-

5th Canadian Infantry Brigade: Brig W.J.Megill     27-02-'44 /-

6th Canadian Infantry Brigade:

Brig H.A.Young    27-02-'44 / 25-08-'44, Brig R.H.Keefler    10-11-'44 / 22-03-'45

Royal Canadian Artillery:

Brig R.H.Keefler    08-11-'43 / 09-11-'44, Brig F.D.Lace    10-11-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Engineers: Lt-Col L.G.C.Willey     02-09-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals:

Lt-Col J.W.Johanson    22-02-'43 /12-02-'45, Lt-Col C.A.Peek    14-02-'45 /-

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps: -

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: -

3rd Canadian Infantry Division Maj-Gen R.F.L.Keller    08-02-'42 / 08-08-'44

Maj-Gen D.C.Spry    18-08-'44 / 22-03-'45

Maj-Gen R.H.Keefler    23-03-'45 /-

Chief of Staff: Lt-Col N.L.C.Mather

7th Canadian Infantry Brigade:

Brig H.W.Foster    28-01-'44 / 21-08-'44

Brig J.G.Spragge    26-08-'44 / 20-02-'45, Brig T.G.Gibson    24-02-'45 /-

8th Canadian Infantry Brigade:

Brig K.G.Blackader    20-01-'42 / 28-09-'44, Brig A.J.Roberts    23-10-'44 /-

9th Canadian Infantry Brigade:

Brig D.C.Cunningham    25-11-'43 /04-08-'44, Brig J.M.Rockingham    08-08-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery:

Brig P.A.S.Todd    27-11-'43 / 09-11-'44, Brig E.R.Suttie    10-11-'44 / 25-02-'45

Royal Canadian Engineers:

Lt-Col R.J.Cassidy    18-01'44 / 29-09-'44, Lt-Col F.A.McTavish    28-09-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals:

Lt-Col G.O.Gamble    26-11-'43 / 14-01-'45, Lt-Col G.C.Leech    16-11-'45 /-

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps: -

Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: -

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps: -

4th Canadian Armoured Division Maj-Gen G.Kitching    01-03-'44 / 21-08-'44

Maj-Gen H.W.Foster    22-08-'44 / 30-11-'44

Maj-Gen C.Vokes    01-12-'44 /-

Chief of Staff:

Lt-Col F.E.Wigle    03-08-'44 / 29-01-'45, Lt-Col W.G.M.Robinson    01-02-'45 /-

4th Canadian Armoured Brigade:

Brig E.L.Booth    23-02-'44 / 14-08-'44, Brig R.W.Moncel    19-08-'44 /-

10 Infantry Brigade: Brig J.C.Jefferson     27-02-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery:

Brig J.N.Lane    01-03-'44 / 09-11-'44, Brig C.M.Drury    10-11-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Engineers: Lt-Col J.R.B.Jones     22-02-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals:

Lt-Col W.P.Shireff    12-11-'42 / 20-01-'45, Lt-Col R.L.Houston    21-01-'45 /-

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps: -

5th Canadian Armoured Division Maj-Gen B.M.Hoffmeister    20-03-'45 /-

Chief of Staff: Lt-Col W.C.Dick    14-09-'44 /-

5th Canadian Armoured Brigade: Brig J.H.Cumberland    07-06-'44 /-

11th Canadian Infantry Brigade: Brig J.S.Johnston     24-06-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Artillery: Brig J.S.Ross     19-12-'44 /-

Royal Canadian Engineers:

Lt-Col J.D.Christian    21-07-'43 / 23-04-'45, Lt-Col M.C.S.Brown    24-04-'45 /-

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals: Lt-Col R.H.Widdlifield    12-01-45 /-

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps: -

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