18th Armoured Car Regiment
(12th Manitoba Dragoons)

4th Canadian Armoured Division and later,

2nd Canadian Corps Troops


Battle Honours, WWII

Falaise, Falaise Road, The Laison, Chambois, The Rhineland, Bad Zwischenahn, North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

Historical Sketch

The Regiment mobilized the 18th (Manitoba) Reconnaissance Battalion on 10 May 1941. It was redesignated 18th (Manitoba) Armoured Car Regiment on 26 January 1942 and it embarked for the United Kingdom in September 1942 as the armoured car regiment of 4th Canadian Armoured Division. It was redesignated 18th Armoured Car Regiment (12th Manitoba Dragoons) on 16 December 1942, and became the armoured car regiment of 2nd Canadian Corps. It landed in Normandy and fought throughout the North-West European campaign as a unit of 2nd Canadian Corps Troops.


Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 1942


Formation Sign, 4th Canadian Armoured Division


Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 1943-45


Formation Sign, 2nd Canadian Corps


See Also:

12th Manitoba Dragoons: Gallantry Awards


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