British Columbia Regiment, R.C.A.C.

British Columbia Regiment, R.C.A.C.Canada shoulder title


Canadian 4th Armoured DivisionBritish Columbia Regiment capbadge

4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Armoured Division

Motto: FAUGH A BALLAGH (Clear the way)

Headquarters Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The British Columbia Regiment was called out on service on 26 August 1939. Details of the regiment were placed on active service on 1 September 1939, under the designation 'The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles), CASF (Details)', for local protection duties. The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment subsequently mobilized 'The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles), CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated: '1st Battalion, The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles), CASF' on 7 November 1940. It was converted to armour and redesignated: '28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment), CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942; and '28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment), RCAC, CASF' on 2 August 1945. On 21 August 1942 it embarked for Britain. The regiment landed in France on 28 July 1944 as part of the 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division and continued to serve in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas regiment was disbanded on 15 February 1946. Source: Canada.ca