29th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The official lineage of the 29th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.



This Reserve Force regiment originated in St. Catharines, Ontario on 1 July 1898 when the '2nd Brigade of Field Artillery' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '3rd Brigade, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 2 '3rd Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 3 '3rd Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 4 '3rd (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 5 '3rd (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 15 March 1943;Footnote 6 '29th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;Footnote 7 '29th Field Regiment (Self-propelled), RCA' on 19 June 1947;Footnote 8 and '29th Field Artillery Regiment (Self-Propelled), RCA' on 12 April 1960.Footnote 9 Upon redesignation as the '29th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 15 March 1965, it was reduced to nil strength and transferred to Supplementary Order of Battle.Footnote 10


'3rd Field Artillery Brigade, CFA, CEF'


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

The 3rd 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).

Headquarters Location

Sarnia, OntarioFootnote 11

Operational History

The First World War

The 3rd Brigade, which was authorized on 6 August 1914 as the '3rd Field Artillery Brigade, CFA, CEF',Footnote 12 embarked for Britain on 1 October 1914.Footnote 13 It disembarked in France on 16 February 1915,Footnote 14 where it provided field artillery support as part of the 1st and 4th Canadian Divisional Artilleries in France and Flanders until the end of the war.Footnote 15 The brigade was disbanded on 23 October 1920.Footnote 16

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