57th Field Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA

The official lineage of the 57th Field Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA.

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Lineage

This Reserve Force regiment originated on 10 May 1872 and incorporates the following regiments.

The 57th Field Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA originated in Oak Ridges, Ontario on 10 May 1872, when the ?2nd Regiment of Cavalry' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated the '2nd Dragoons' on 1 January 1893.Footnote 2 On 15 December 1936 it was amalgamated with the 10th Brant Dragoons (see below) and redesignated the '2nd/10th Dragoons'.Footnote 3 It was redesignated the ?2nd/10th (Reserve) Dragoons' on 7 November 1940.Footnote 4 On 1 April 1946, it was converted to artillery and redesignated the '57th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA'.Footnote 5 It was redesignated: '57th Light Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA' on 12 April 1960;Footnote 6 and '57th Field Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons), RCA' on 10 December 1962.Footnote 7 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 1 April 1970.Footnote 8

Notes:

The 2nd Dragoons were authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1920 (GO 185/20). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The 2nd Dragoons were disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 15 April 1921 and reorganized the same day (GO 113/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The 2nd Dragoons were disbanded for the purpose of amalgamation on 14 December 1936 and reorganized the next day (GO 158/36). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The 10th Brant Dragoons originated in Brantford, Ontario on 1 April 1909, when the '25th Brant Dragoons' were authorized to be formed.Footnote 9 It was redesignated the '10th Brant Dragoons' on 15 March 1920.Footnote 10 On 15 December 1936, it was amalgamated with the '2nd Dragoons', as above.

Notes:

The 10th Brant Dragoons were disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 October 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 230/20). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

The 10th Brant Dragoons were authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1920 (GO 185/20). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The 10th Brant Dragoons were disbanded for the purpose of amalgamation on 14 December 1936 and reorganized the next day (GO 158/36). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the regiment.

Headquarters location

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Operational history

The First World War

Details from the 2nd Dragoons were placed on active service on 6 August 1914 for local protection duties.Footnote 11

The Second World War

The regiment mobilized the '2nd/10th Dragoons, CASF' for active service on 12 May 1942.Footnote 12 On 3 September 1942, it was converted to infantry and redesignated '1st Battalion, 2nd/10th Dragoons, CASF'.Footnote 13 It served in Canada in a home defence role as part of Atlantic Command.Footnote 14 The battalion was disbanded on 10 November 1943.Footnote 15

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