12th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The official lineage of the 12th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.



This Reserve Force regiment originated in Woodstock, New Brunswick on 9 May 1905, when the '4th Brigade of Field Artillery, CA' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '12th Brigade, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 2 '12th Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 3 '12th Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 4 '12th (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 5 '12th (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 September 1943;Footnote 6 '12th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;Footnote 7 and '12th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960.Footnote 8 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 22 January 1965.Footnote 9


The 12th Brigade, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 15 May 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 102/20). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the brigade.

The 12th 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).


'12th Brigade, CFA, CEF'

Headquarters Location

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Operational History

The First World War

The 12th Brigade was mobilized in France on 22 June 1916 as the '12th Brigade, CFA, CEF'.Footnote 10 It provided field artillery support as part of the 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery, CEF in France and Flanders until it was absorbed by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigades, CFA on 15 March 1917.Footnote 11 The brigade was disbanded on 23 October 1920.Footnote 12

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