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4th Canadian Armoured Brigade

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Active  1942–1944
Branch  Canadian Army
Size  Brigade
Country  Canada
Type  Armoured warfare
4th Canadian Armoured Brigade

The 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade was an armoured brigade formation of the Canadian Army during World War II.

As of 1942 the 4th Canadian Armoured Brigade comprised:

  • 21st Armoured Regiment (The Governor General's Foot Guards)
  • 22nd Armoured Regiment (The Canadian Grenadier Guards)
  • 28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment)
  • 1st Battalion, The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor)
  • And their supporting units, including:

  • 12 Canadian Field Ambulance
  • Arriving in Normandy in July 1944, the brigade saw service in the battles that took the Canadians from Caen to Falaise. Unlike their peers in the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, the 4th almost always fought in support of its affiliated 10th Canadian Infantry Brigade.

    Following the Normandy campaign the brigade saw service in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany before being disbanded in the Netherlands in 1946.

    Commanding officers:

  • E. L. M. Burns (1942–1943)
  • Desmond Smith (1943–1944)
  • Eric Leslie Booth (1944)
  • Robert Moncel (1944–1946)
  • References

    4th Canadian Armoured Brigade Wikipedia