5th Armoured Regiment
(8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars)

5th Canadian Armoured Division


Battle Honours, WWII

Liri Valley, Melfa Crossing, Ceprano, Gothic Line, Montecchio, Tomba di Pesaro, Coriano, Lamone Crossing, Misano Ridge, Conventello-Comacchio, Italy, 1944-1945, Ijsselmeer, Delfzijl Pocket, North-West Europe, 1945.

Historical Sketch

The Regiment mobilized the 4th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment, CASF (8 NBH) in July 1940. On 09 February 1941, it was allocated to the Canadian Armoured Corps as an armoured regiment and designated 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars. It was the second senior armoured regiment in 2nd Armoured Brigade, 5th Canadian Armoured Division and embarked for the United Kingdom in October 1941. In the re-organization of the Canadian Armoured Corps in early 1943, the Regiment was included in 5th Armoured Brigade as the second senior armoured regiment. On 15 October 1943 it was re-designated 5th Armoured Regiment (8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars) CAC. The Regiment landed in Italy in November 1943 and moved with 5th Canadian Armoured Division to North-West Europe in February 1945. The active unit was disbanded on 15 February 1946. A 5th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars served in the Reserve Army.


Unit Serial And Arm Of Service Sign, 1942


Unit Serial And Arm Of Service Sign, 1943-1945


Formation Sign, 5th Canadian Armoured Division


See Also:

8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars: Gallantry Awards


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