4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

The official lineage of the 4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.




This Regular Force regiment originated in Wainwright, Alberta on 10 April 1952 when the '81st Field Regiment, RCA' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated the '4th Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery' on 16 October 1953.Footnote 2 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 16 July 1970.Footnote 5


The batteries of the 81st Field Regiment were raised as Active Force sub-units on the framework of Reserve Force batteries (205th, 213th, and 216th Field Batteries) to be used as replacements for the '79th Field Regiment, RCA', which was tasked for service in Germany with the 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group.Footnote 6

Headquarters Location

Petawawa, Ontario

Operational history

United Nations Operations - Korea

The 81st Field Regiment was embodied in the Canadian Army Special Force on 1 March 1953 for service in Korea.Footnote 7 The regiment served in theatre from April 1953 to May 1954 as part of the 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group, 1st Commonwealth Division.Footnote 8 It ceased to be embodied within the Canadian Army Special Force on 1 November 1953.Footnote 9


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