29th Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment)

4th Canadian Armoured Division

Battle Honours, WWII

Falaise, Falaise Road, The Laison, St. Lambert-sur-Dives, Moerbrugge, The Scheldt, Moerbrugge, The Lower Maas, Kapelsche Veer, The Rhineland, The Hochwald, Veen, Twente Canal, Bad Zwischenahn, North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

Historical Sketch

The South Alberta Regiment was authorized on 15 March 1920 as The Alberta Regiment. On 15 May 1924 it was reorganized into two separate regiments, The North Alberta Regiment and The South Alberta Regiment. The South Alberta Regiment mobilized the South Alberta Regiment, C.A.S.F. on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated 29th Armoured Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment) on 26 January 1942, and became the junior armoured regiment of 3rd Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division. It embarked for the United Kingdom on 22 August 1942 and on 01 January 1943 it was redesignated the 29th Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (The South Alberta Regiment), and became the divisional armoured reconnaissance regiment of 4th Canadian Armoured Division. The Regiment landed in Normandy on 24 July 1944 in that role. Major D.V. Currie won the Victoria Cross, between 18-20 August 1944 at St. Lambert-sur-Dives. It was the only VC awarded to a Canadian armoured regiment in WWII.

Unit Serial And Arm Of Service Flash, 3rd Armoured Brigade, 1942

Unit Serial And Arm Of Service Flash, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, 1943-1945

Formation Sign, 4th Canadian Armoured Division

See Also:

The South Alberta Regiment: Gallantry Awards

"For Valour" Major D.V. Currie VC

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