27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment)

4th Canadian Armoured Division and later; 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade


Battle Honours, WW II

Normandy Landing, Authie, Caen, The Orne, Bourguebus Ridge, Faubourg de Vaucelles, St. Andre-sur-Orne, Falaise, Falaise Road, Clair Tizon, The Laison, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, The Scheldt, The Lower Maas, The Rhineland, The Hochwald, Xanten, The Rhine, Emmerich-Hoch Elten, Zutphen, Deventer, North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

Historical Sketch

On 01 September 1939 the Regiment mobilized No.1 General Base Depot, C.A.S.F., which was disbanded in the United Kingdom on 06 July 1940. In conjunction with Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke the Regiment also mobilized The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment C.A.S.F., on 24 May 1940. This regiment was redesignated The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment on 15 November 1940. It served in Newfoundland from 15 August 1941 to 19 February 1942. It was converted and redesignated 27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment) on 26 January 1942 and embarked for the United Kingdom on 27 October 1942 as the junior armoured regiment of 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division. In early 1943, as a result of the reorganization of Canadian armoured formations, it became the junior armoured regiment of 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, landing in Normandy on 06 June 1944. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army.


Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 1942


Formation Sign, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, 1942


Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, 1943-45


Formation Sign, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, 1943-45


See Also:

The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment: Gallantry Awards


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