30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

The official lineage of the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.



This Reserve Force regiment originated in Ottawa, Ontario on 9 May 1905, when the '8th Brigade of Field Artillery, CA' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '1st Brigade, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 2 '1st Field Brigade, CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 3 '1st Field Brigade, RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 4 '1st (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 5 '1st (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 March 1943;Footnote 6 '30th Field Regiment, RCA' on 1 April 1946;Footnote 7 and '30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA' on 12 April 1960.Footnote 8


The 1st Brigade, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 15 September 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 203/20). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the brigade.

The 1st 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).


'1st Field Artillery Brigade, CFA, CEF'

Headquarters Location

Brandon, Manitoba

Allocated Batteries

  • 1st Field Battery, RCA
  • 2nd Field Battery, RCA

Operational History

The First World War

The 1st Brigade, which was authorized on 6 August 1914 as the '1st Field Artillery Brigade, CFA, CEF',Footnote 12 embarked for Britain on 27 September 1914.Footnote 13 It disembarked in France on 12 February 1915,Footnote 14 where it provided field artillery support as part of the 1st Canadian Divisional Artillery 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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