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  First Canadian Infantry Division - Italy
The 1st Canadian Infantry Division although having been sent to England from Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1939 wasn't thrust into the war until three years later when it arrived in Sicily as part of the British Eighth Army.
The town tho of little military importance was the focus of the Canadians drive from the Moro River to the Riccio River along the eastern coast of Italy.
The Canadians were, at the end of hostilities in Italy, sent to bolster the forces fighting in the Netherlands, Belgium and Holland.
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 1st Canadian Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The division was mobilized even before the formal declaration of war, with the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade, and the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade.
The division crossed the Atlantic in two main convoys at the end of 1939, with additional troops reaching the UK at the beginning of February 1940.
The division was finally moved from Italy as part of Operation Goldflake in March 1945, finishing the war in the Netherlands with First Canadian Army.
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 Canada at War - Page: WWII: The Gothic Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That same day, the 1st Division was relieved by the New Zealand Division, ready with the 5th Armoured Division to sweep across the Lombardy Plain to Bologna and the Po.
The 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade, meanwhile, continued to operate with the Americans and British in the area north of Florence.
In February 1945 the 1st Canadian Corps began the move to Northwest Europe to be re-united with the First Canadian Army.
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 The First Division In France - The Arrival
But the armada which landed the 1st Canadian Division at St. Nazaire was to be only the forerunner of many other such armadas that were to arrive later at this port and disembark vaster armies of the American Expeditionary Force to take part in the Great War.
No one in the Canadian division at that time realized the magnitude of the task in hand ; and had anyone attempted to foretell to those cheerful Canadians that many of them were to lay down their lives in Flanders, only to be followed by thousands and still thousands more, they would have laughed incredulously.
When the Canadians disembarked in the evening at Hazebrouck, they heard for the first time the rumble of the guns, which for them was not to cease until they left France on furlough or took leave for the Elysian fields.
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 1st Canadian Division - www.canadiansoldiers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Division consisted originally of a cavalry squadron, cyclist company, four infantry brigades, three artillery brigades (equivalent in terms of numbers to the regiments used in WW II and after), and divisional engineers, with supporting troops of the Canadian Army Service Corps and Canadian Army Medical Corps.
The Canadians began a long period of static warfare which would last them throughout the winter, In September, the arrival of the Second Canadian Division meant that a national corps headquarters could take to the field to command the Division.
The Division formed part of the occupation forces on the right bank of the Rhine, then in early 1919 moved back to England, and the eventual repatriation and demobilization.
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 Canadian Army Uniforms WW1
The Canadian armed forces on the eve of the Great War were fairly small, and while having numerous Militia units affiliated to and recruited in particular parts of Canada, there was only one regular unit - the Royal Canadian Regiment.
This was the Canadian 1903 pattern uniform, which differs from the British issue in that there are nine buttons instead of seven, 'pointed' cuff ends to the tunic sleeves, and detachable shoulder boards.
Many Canadian soldiers were accidentally killed while trying to kick open the bolt, in an attempt to extract a round only causing it to be fired.
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 Advanced Squad Leader
In June 1944, the Third Canadian Division, supported by the Second Canadian Armoured Brigade (not to mention the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion jumping with the British 6th Airborne Division) was given the task of assaulting Juno Beach, and the eager Canadians performed well.
The Canadian Ram tank was intended to be used by armoured regiments, and the Churchill by army tank brigades.
Canadian military units styled themselves after British units, and the use of the words "of Canada" in the titles of some regiments is often to distinguish those units from identically-named units of the British Army.
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 1st Canadian Troop Convoy
The main object was the protection of an important convoy of Canadian troops, which was crossing from Halifax, and which the battle-cruiser Princess Royal and the battleship Majestic had been sent to meet and to protect.
The 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron was watching the Fair Island Channel from the western side.
The Dreadnought Battle Fleet, with its divisions widely spread, worked to the northward of Area No. 5, and the 3rd Battle Squadron to the northward of Area No. 4, whilst the 6th Battle Squadron was utilised to watch the waters between the Dreadnought Battle Fleet and Norwegian territorial waters.
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 Archived CF JHQ Information | Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters | National Defence and the Canadian Forces
Canadian Division Signal Company as part of Canada's response to the call to war.
Canadian Infantry Divisional Signal Regiment in Camp Borden in 1952.
Canadian Division Headquarters (1 Cdn Div HQ) which was reformed in Kingston in 1989.
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 Moro River Canadian Cem
The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery lies in the locality of San Donato in the Commune of Ortona, Province of Chieti, and is sited on high ground near the sea just east of the main Adriatic coast road (SS16).
The 1st Canadian Division went on to cross the Moro river on 6 December against stiff opposition, and to take Ortona on the 28th, after a week of bitter street fighting.
The 2nd New Zealand division made some advances further inland but thereafter, there was virtually no movement east of the Appennines until after the fall of Rome.
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 Canadians in Normandy and Italy
The West Nova Scotia Regiment is one of the oldest regiments in the Canadian Military, and was formed from the 69th Annapolis Regiment, and the 75th Lunenburg Regiment.
The Canadian Army units are assigned the eastern side of Italy's boot and proceed to drive north in concert with the British, American and Allied forces.
December 1st, 1943 the 1st Canadian Infantry begins the assault on the bridgehead on the Sangro River, Italy.
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 History of the First Canadian Division
The Canadian Parliament was in summer recess at the time, but the Prime Minister, Robert Borden, returned from his vacation and summoned his cabinet ministers together.
Men had answered the call to arms from all parts of Canada: from the cities, the lumber camps and the forests, from the prairies of the west and the farms of the east, from the Rockies, the shores of Hudson Bay, the banks of the Yukon river and the St. Lawrence seaway.
Having replaced the British 7th Division in the line at Fleurbaix the 1st Canadian Division formed the left wing of the British IV.
www.greatwar.co.uk /westfront/armies/britishunits/1cdndiv.htm   (1956 words)

 17 April 1915: 1st Canadian Division completes the relief of French 11 Division.
At 10.00am on 17 April the 1st Canadian Division completed its relief of the French 11th Division and Lieutenant-General E A H Alderson took over command of the sector from General Ferry.
As the Canadians moved into the sector, the outgoing French soldiers told them that it was generally a very quiet part of the line and they had had very few casualties over the past few months.
The 1st Canadian Division had been withdrawn from the British First Army in the Neuve Chapelle sector in French Flanders from 6 April 1915.
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 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, L.L.C. - WE LEAD, OTHERS FOLLOW: First Canadian Division, 1914-1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was one of four divisions in the Canadian Corps, which was one of 23 corps fielded by the Empire.
Although it had a history of trouble and strife during its time in England in 1914-15, 1st Division later established a good reputation, earning its sobriquet, Old Red Patch.” What took the division from raw militia to a good, professional fighting formation, were competent command and control, thorough staff work and sound training.
The primary focus of this study is the infantry, examining the work of individual units and their commanders, noting the improvement in staff duties as the war progressed.
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 BVMA - Member Units: 1st Canadian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the name, Canadian Regiment, appears to sound as if it was a British Loyalist endeavor, it was actually authorized by the Congress on November 19, 1775 into the Continental Army as the "Canadian Regiment" and assigned to the New York Department.
All the Canadians in this regiment were assigned to the 2nd Canadian; all the New Englanders were assigned to a New England Brigade; all the New Yorkers were assigned to form the 1st Company of the 2nd New York Regiment.
The recreated 1st Canadian Regiment is under the direction of Noel Levee and attend events both nationally and internationally.
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 Canadian Corps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian Corps was a World War I corps formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September of 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France.
The Corps was expanded by the addition of the 3rd Canadian Division in December of 1915 and the 4th Canadian Division in August of 1916.
In February of 1917 the organization of a 5th Canadian Division began but in February of 1918 before it was fully formed, it was broken up and its men used to reinforce the four divisions fighting at the front.
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 1st Division Canadian Engineers Sapper's Jacket<   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The jacket has red 1st Canadian Division formation patches on each shoulder and the unique addition by Sapper Pearson of a metal No 1 on each shoulder strap from a German Officer's shoulder board.
Sapper Pearson's jacket, trousers, suspenders, balaclava, Canadian pattern greatcoat, M1917 soft cap and helmet were obtained from the family and were contained in his duffel bag.
A view of the red wool 1st Canadian Division formation patch sewn to each each shoulder and the unique addition by Sapper Pearson of a metal No 1 on each shoulder strap from a German Officer's shoulder board.
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 Index CEF Helmets
On the helmet is a painted cap badge for the 8th Canadian Infantry Battalion, (Black Devils), 1st Canadian Division, Winnipeg Manitoba.
A GOC, 3rd Div, dated 18 Nov 1918 ordered that all helmets in the 4th Canadian Division were to be collected at Battalion level and be painted grey.
It appears that this example has been painted in accordance with the observation mentioned above, as it is grey with a stenciled cap badge, but the cap badge is in dark blue as this Battalion had a dark blue shape on their formation patch.
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 Wingham Cenotaph
Laughlan Aitchison - 1st Bn, 1st Bde, 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F., died of wounds, July 10, 1915, buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Ramsgate, England.
Herbert French - 1st Bn, 1st Bde, 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F., died in England, December 24, 1914, buried at Bulford Church Cemetery, England.
Harry Philcox - 1st Bn, 1st Canadian Division, C.E.F., died of wounds, April 27, 1915, buried at Bailleul Commonwealth Cemetery, France.
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 1st Canadian Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Formed in August of 1914, the 1st Canadian Division was a formation of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
The division was initially made up from Provisional Battalions that were named after their Province of origin but these Provisional titles were dropped before the Division arrived in Britain on October 14, 1914.
The Brigade was dispersed in January of 1915.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - Aiding Our Allies - Operation Husky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Canadian 1st Division and 15th Army Group HQ were withdrawn from Sicily and landed at the undefended port of Taranto where the US 9th Division arrived in time to greet the Tommies as they came ashore.
With Allied control of the seas, the Axis units in Sicily (including the German's Herman Goering Panzer Division, the 3rd and 15th Panzergrenadier, the Italian Livorno and Napoli Divisions and three Coastal Divisions) and in Sardinia (the German 90th Panzergrenadier and three Coastal Divisions), were unable to contribute to the defense of Italy.
The Canadian 1st Division had arrived in Naples at this point, so General Montgomery decided that a spoiling attack against the Axis forces in Anzio would be the best way to relieve the pressure on the Americans, and the Canadians were successful in crossing the Volturno River and capturing Anzio.
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 PTBC Town Square | American blogger honors the "Maple Leaf"
This is due to the fact that the Canadians have taken the lead combat role in one of the hotbeds of Taliban activity; Kandahar Province.
The reason that the Canadians had to return to the scene of their July victory in Panjwaii was because of a lack of NATO forces who could enter a combat zone and risk casualties.
It is safe to say that without the Canadian contingent in Afghanistan, the mission there would be in greater danger of failing, given that the US and British troops are already stretched to the limit.
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 Canada at War - Page: WWII: The Liberation of Southern Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For a couple of days, Canadian soldiers slowly made their way through the rugged Aspromonte region, their progression often slowed down by the collapse of bridges the Germans had sabotaged as they withdrew.
Further south, the 1st Canadian Division was moving at good speed along the coast towards the Gulf of Tarento; it then turned up north to make its junction with the Fifth Army.
In October, Canadian troops harassed the enemy throughout an area that stretched from north of Potenza to the Fortore and Biferno rivers, near the Adriatic Sea.
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 Articles and Information | Canadian Forces Joint Headquarters | National Defence and the Canadian Forces
Canadian Division Intelligence Company (1 Cdn Div Int Coy) officially became an established unit on October 27, 1989.
Canadian Division Headquarters (1 Cdn Div HQ) and the only regular force field deployable intelligence unit in the Canadian Forces.
Canadian Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment and 79 Communication Regiment on June 1, 2000 to form the Canadian Forces Joint Operations Group (CFJOG).
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 1st BATTALION, ROYAL NEW BRUNSWICK REGIMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 26th Battalion, however, became part of the 5th Infantry Brigade of the Second Canadian Division and served in France and Flanders from 1915 until the Armistice.
Relieved on the Seino River line by troops of the 19th Brigade, 8th Indian Division on 2 Febuary 1945 the regiment bade farewell to the Eighth Army and was transported by land and sea to North West Europe.
On 1 June 1945 the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion, (The Carleton and York Regiment), was mobilized for service with the Canadian Army Pacific Force under the command of LCol JP Ensor, MBE.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Louis James Lipsett
Louis James Lipsett (1874-1918) was the last British general to command a Canadian division in the field and the last to be killed in the First World War.
During his spell in Canada Lipsett was responsible for training Arthur Currie, the later commander of the Canadian Corps during the First World War.
He was subsequently appointed Currie's successor as commander of 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade when the latter was given charge of 1st Canadian Division; and he was placed at the head of 3rd Canadian Division in June 1916 following the death of its then-commander Major-General Mercer.
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 The Battle for Termoli, Oct 3, 1943, American Field Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the meantime, the Canadian 1st Division advanced toward Campobasso, the 3 D Platoon sections joining it at Mota.
The Canadian Division had the Campobasso-Vinchiaturo area by the 13th, and, after a short rest, it continued the slow and difficult advance toward Isernia.
Two days later B was relieved of its 5th Division posts by A Platoon, and the cars went to a camp l0 miles south of Foggia to wait for the rest of the Indian Division to arrive.
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