14th Armoured Regiment
(Calgary Regiment)

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade


Battle Honours, WW II

Dieppe, Sicily, 1943, Motta Montecorvino, San Leonardo, The Gully, Cassino II, Gustav Line, Pignataro, Liri Valley, Aquino, Trasimene Line, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Cerrone, Italy, 1943-1945, North-West Europe, 1942, 1945.

Historical Sketch

Details of the Regiment were placed on active service on 01 September 1939 for local protective duties. The Regiment mobilized The 14th Army Tank Battalion (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) on 11 February 1941. It embarked for the United Kingdom on 20 June 1941 as the junior tank battalion of 1st Army Tank Brigade. It was redesignated the 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank)) on 15 May 1942. The Regiment took part in the raid on Dieppe on 19 August 1942 as the first unit of the Canadian Armour Corps to go into action. It landed in Sicily as a part of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade in July 1943. The Regiment was redesignated the 14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Regiment) on 26 August 1943. It landed in Italy on 03 September 1943 and moved to North-West Europe on 09 March 1945.


Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 1942-45


Formation Sign, 1st Army Tank Brigade, and later,
1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, 1942-45


Also See:

The Calgary Regiment: Gallantry Awards


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