Assiniboia Regiment

The Assiniboia Regiment was an infantry regiment of the Non-Permanent Active Militia of the Canadian Militia. In 1936, the regiment was converted to artillery and today forms part of the 10th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA.[1][2][3]

The Assiniboia Regiment
Active1905-1936
CountryCanada
BranchCanadian Militia
TypeLine infantry
RoleInfantry
SizeOne regiment
Part ofNon-Permanent Active Militia
Garrison/HQMoosomin, Saskatchewan
EngagementsFirst World War
Battle honoursAmiens
Arras, 1918

HistoryEdit

On 6 August 1914, details from the 95th Saskatchewan Regiment were placed on active service for local protection duties.[2]

On 15 July 1916, the 217th (Qu'Appelle) Battalion, CEF was authorized for service, and on 2 June 1917, the battalion embarked for Great Britain. After its arrival in the UK, on 9 June 1917, the battalion’s personnel were absorbed by the 19th Reserve Battalion, CEF, to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. On 1 September 1917, the 217th Battalion was disbanded.[2]

Through the 217th Battalion, the regiment was awarded two battle honours:

Until its conversion into artillery in 1936 the regiment perpetuated the 217th Battalion, CEF.[1]

Regimental lineageEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Guide to Sources Relating to the Canadian Militia (Infantry, Cavalry, Armored)" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c d Defence, National (2019-01-28). "10th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  3. ^ "The Assiniboia Regiment [Canada]". 2007-11-29. Archived from the original on 29 November 2007. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  4. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Amiens". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  5. ^ Defence, National (2019-07-22). "WWI - Arras, 1918". www.canada.ca. Retrieved 2022-02-20.