New Brunswick Rangers, R.C.I.C.

New Brunswick RangersCanada shoulder title

Canadian 4th Armoured DivisionNew Brunswick Rangers capbadge

10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Armoured Division

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Headquarters Location: Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada

Details of The New Brunswick Rangers were placed on active service on 1 September 1939 for local protective duty. The regiment mobilized "The New Brunswick Rangers" on 1 January 1941, and moved to Goose Bay, Labrador in June 1942. They served there as part of "G" Force, defending the airfield there. The battalion returned to Canada in the summer of 1943, then embarked for the United Kingdom on 13 September 1943. On 1 November 1943 the unit was redesignated 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade Support Group (The New Brunswick Rangers), and on 24 February 1944 redesignated again to become The 10th Independent Machine Gun Company (The New Brunswick Rangers). This company-sized support unit landed in Normandy as part of the 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division on 26 July 1944, and served in North-West Europe until the end of the war. It was disbanded on 15 February 1946. The reserve unit in Canada was designated as the 2nd Battalion, The New Brunswick Rangers. Source: canadiansolidiers.com