Governor General's Foot Guards, R.C.A.C.

Governor General's Foot Guards, R.C.A.C.Canada shoulder title

Canadian 4th Armoured DivisionThe Governor General's Foot Guards cabbage

4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division

Motto: CIVITAS ET PRINCEPS CURA NOSTRA (Our country and ruler are our concern)

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Details from the regiment were called out on service on 26 August 1939 and then placed on active service on 1 September 1939, under the designation 'The Governor General's Foot Guards, CASF (Details)', for local protection duties. The details called out on active service were disbanded on 31 December 1940. The regiment subsequently mobilized 'The Governor General's Foot Guards, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated '1st Battalion, The Governor General's Foot Guards, CASF' on 7 November 1940. On 26 January 1942, it was converted to armour and redesignated: '21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards), CAC, CASF'; and '21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards), RCAC, CASF' on 2 August 1945. It embarked for Great Britain on 23 September 1942. On 24 July 1944, it landed in France as part of the 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas regiment was disbanded on 31 January 1946. Source: Canada.ca