11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The official lineage of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.



This Reserve Force regiment originated in Guelph, Ontario on 24 March 1880, when the '1st Provisional Brigade of Field Artillery' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '1st Brigade of Field Artillery' on 17 June 1887;Footnote 2 '1st Brigade of Field Artillery, CA' on 28 December 1895;Footnote 3 '1st (Howitzer) Brigade, CFA' on 15 April 1913;Footnote 4 '11th Brigade, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 5 '11th Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 6 '11th Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 7 '11th (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 8 '11th (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 15 December 1942;Footnote 9 '11th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;Footnote 10 '11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960;Footnote 11 '11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA (Hamilton- Wentworth)' on 20 November 1975;Footnote 12 and '11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 1 January 1981.Footnote 14


The 11th Brigade, CFA was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1920 (GO 186/20). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The 11th Brigade, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 3 January 1921 and reorganized the same day (GO 61/21 and GO 114/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the brigade.


'11th Brigade, CFA, CEF

Headquarters Location

Guelph, Ontario

Allocated Batteries

  • 11th Field Battery (Hamilton-Wentworth), RCA
  • 16th Field Battery, RCA
  • 29th Field Battery, RCA

Operational History

The First World War

Details of the 1st (Howitzer) Brigade were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protection duties.Footnote 16 The 11th Brigade was mobilized in England as the '11th (Howitzer) Brigade, CFA, CEF' on 1 February 1916.Footnote 17 It disembarked in France on 16 July 1916, where it provided field artillery support as part of 3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery in France and Flanders, until its absorption by the 3rd Canadian Divisional Artillery in mid- March 1917.Footnote 18 The brigade was disbanded on 23 October 1920.Footnote 19

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