11th Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment)

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade


Battle Honours, WW II

Pursuit to Messina, Sicily, 1943, Colle d'Anchise, The Gully, Casa Berardi, Ortona, Point 59, Cassino II, Gustav Line, Sant' Angelo in Teodice, Liri Valley, Aquino, Trasimene Line, Sanfatucchio, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Italy, 1943-1945, Arnhem, 1945, North-West Europe, 1945

Historical Sketch

The Regiment mobilized The Ontario Regiment (Tank), CASF on 01 September 1939. It was redesignated the 11th Army Tank Battalion (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)) on 11 February 1941. It embarked for the United Kingdom on 21 June 1941 as the senior tank battalion of 1st Army Tank Brigade. The Regiment was redesignated the 11th Army Tank Regiment (The Ontario Regiment (Tank)), and landed in Sicily as a part of the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade on 13 July 1943. It was redesignated the 11th Armoured Regiment (The Ontario Regiment) on 26 August 1943. It landed in Italy on 03 September 1943 and moved to North-West Europe in 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


See Also:

The Ontario Regiment: Gallantry Awards


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