3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

The official lineage of the 3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.




This Regular Force regiment originated in Shilo, Manitoba on 4 May 1951, when the '79th Field Regiment, RCA' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated the '3rd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery' on 16 October 1953.Footnote 2 It was reduced to nil strength on 31 July 1992.Footnote 5


The batteries of the 79th Field Regiment were raised as Active Force sub-units on the framework of Reserve Force batteries (209th, 258th, and 284th Field Batteries) for service in Germany with the 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group. Upon return to Canada the batteries were disbanded on 29 July 1953Footnote 7 and then reformed from available resources for post Armistice service in Korea from May to November 1954 under the designation '3rd Regiment, RCHA'.Footnote 8

Headquarters Location

Shilo, Manitoba

Operational history


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