22nd Armoured Regiment
(The Canadian Grenadier Guards)

4th Canadian Armoured Division


Battle Honours, WWII

Falaise, Falaise Road, The Laison, Chambois, The Scheldt, The Lower Maas, The Rhineland, The Hochwald, Veen, Twente Canal, Bad Zwischenahn, North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

Historical Sketch

The Regiment mobilized The Canadian Grenadier Guards, C.A.S.F. on 24 May 1940. It was converted to armour and redesignated 22nd Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards) on 26 January 1942. It embarked for the UK as the second senior regiment of 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division, on 25 September 1942. After the reorganization of the armoured divisions, it remained as a regular armoured regiment in 4th Armoured Brigade. The Regiment landed in Normandy on 26 July 1944 and fought throughout the campaign in North-West Europe.


Unit Serial And Arm Of Service Flash,
4th Armoured Brigade, 1942


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


Formation Sign, 4th Canadian Armoured Division


See Also:

The Canadian Grenadier Guards: Gallantry Awards


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