84th Independent Field Battery, RCA

The official lineage of the 84th Independent Field Battery, RCA.

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Lineage

This Reserve Force battery originated on 10 September 1869 and incorporates the following artillery batteries.

The 84th Independent Field Battery, RCA originated in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on 4 October 1878, when the 'Yarmouth Battery of Garrison Artillery' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: 'Yarmouth Company of Garrison Artillery' on 1 January 1893;Footnote 2 and 'Yarmouth Company of Garrison Artillery, CA' on 28 December 1895.Footnote 3 On 1 June 1899 it ceased its independent status when it was allocated to the newly formed '2nd Division, 1st "Halifax" Regiment, CA', under the designation 'No. 8 Company'.Footnote 4 On 9 May 1905 it was redesignated 'No. 6 Company', upon amalgamation with the existing No. 6 Company of the regiment.Footnote 5 It ceased the above amalgamation on 5 June 1906 and was redesignated 'No. 4 Battery', 7th "Nova Scotia" Regiment, CA'.Footnote 6 It was redesignated: '29th Battery, CFA' on 1 February 1912;Footnote 7 '84th Battery, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 8 '84th Field Battery (Howitzer), CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 9 '84th Field Battery (Howitzer), RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 10 '6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, RCA' on 1 June 1939;Footnote 11 '6th (Reserve) Anti-Aircraft Battery, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 12 '84th (Reserve) Field Battery, RCA' on 1 January 1943;Footnote 13 and '84th Field Battery, RCA' on 1 April 1946.Footnote 14 On 15 September 1954. It was amalgamated with the '152nd Field Battery, RCA' (see below), retaining the same designation.Footnote 15 The battery resumed its independent status on 30 June 1968, and was redesignated the '84th Independent Field Battery, RCA'.Footnote 16

Note:

The 84th Battery, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 October 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 231/20). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the battery.

The 152nd Field Battery, RCA originated in Chester, Nova Scotia on 10 September 1869, when the 'Chester Battery of Garrison Artillery' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 20 It was redesignated: 'Digby Battery of Garrison Artillery' on 24 October 1873;Footnote 21 'Digby Company of Garrison Artillery' on 1 January 1893;Footnote 22 and 'Digby Company of Garrison Artillery, CA' on 28 December 1895.Footnote 23 On 1 June 1899 it ceased its independent status when it was allocated to the newly formed '2nd Division, 1st "Halifax" Regiment, CA', under the designated 'No. 6 Company'.Footnote 24 It was amalgamated with 'No. 8 Company' of the regiment, retaining its designation as No. 8 Company, on 9 May 1905 (see above).Footnote 25 It ceased the above amalgamation on 5 June 1906 and was redesignated 'No. 2 Battery, 7th "Nova Scotia" Regiment, CA'.Footnote 26 It was redesignated: '27th Battery, CFA' on 1 February 1912;Footnote 27 '52nd Battery, CFA' on 2 February 1920;Footnote 28 '52nd Field Battery, CA' on 1 July 1925;Footnote 29 '52nd Field Battery, RCA' on 3 June 1935;Footnote 30 '52nd (Reserve) Field Battery, RCA' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 31 and '152nd Field Battery, RCA' on 1 April 1946.Footnote 32 On 15 September 1954, it was amalgamated with the '84th Field Battery, RCA', as above.

Note:

The 52nd Battery, CFA was disbanded for the purpose of reorganization on 1 October 1920 and reorganized the same day (GO 155/21). This change was administrative and does not affect the lineage of the battery.

Perpetuations

'1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Battalions, Shelburne Regiment (1812-15)' and '52nd Depot Battery, CFA, CEF'

Operational history

First World War

The 52nd Battery, which was authorized on 15 July 1916 as the '52nd "Overseas" Depot Battery, CEF',Footnote 33 embarked for Britain on 19 September 1916.Footnote 34 The battery disembarked in France on 21 August 1917, where it provided field artillery support as part of the '13th Brigade, CFA, CEF' in France and Flanders until the end of the war.Footnote 35 The battery was disbanded on 23 October 1920.Footnote 36

The Second World War

Details from the '6th Anti-Aircraft Battery were mobilized for active service under the designation '6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, RCA, CASF (Details)' on 1 September 1939.Footnote 37 The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940 and the battery mobilized an active service sub-unit designated '6th Anti-Aircraft Battery, RCA, CASF' on 1 January 1941.Footnote 38 It was redesignated '6th Anti-Aircraft Battery (Type "H"), RCA, CASF' on 1 October 1941.Footnote 39 The battery provided anti-aircraft artillery support as part of the '23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA, CASF', in the defences at Sydney, Nova Scotia and Goose Bay, Newfoundland.Footnote 40 The battery was disbanded on 31 December 1944.Footnote 41

Details from the 52nd Field Battery were mobilized for active service under the designation '52nd Field Battery, RCA, CASF (Details)' on 1 September 1939.Footnote 42 The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940.Footnote 43

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