1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery2020-11-26T12:49:15-05:00

1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

Location:

Canadian Forces Base Shilo
Shilo, Manitoba

Parent Formation: 1st Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

Contact Information:

1st Regiment
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
PO Box 5000 Station Forces
Shilo, MB R0K 2A0

Comm:  (204) 765-3000 Ext 3400

CSN: 258-3400

Fax: (204) 765-3288

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Origination:  1 December 1898

Brief History:

Perpetuation(s):  Nil

Sub-units:

  • A Battery (Howitzer)
  • B Battery (Howitzer)
  • C Battery (STA)
  • Z Battery (Observer)
  • HQ & Services Battery

Command Team:

  • Commanding Officer:  Lieutenant-Colonel D.Y.G. Brassard CD
  • RSM:  Chief Warrant Officer (RSM) (Mr Gnr) C.A. Rigby MMM CD

Honoraries: N/A

Senate:  Home Station Regimental Senate

Association:  No

Foundation:  No

Band: 1 RCHA Pipes & Drums

Museum: No

Affiliated Cadet Corps:  2502 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, Shilo, MB

Reenactor Groups:  No

Alliance:

  • 1st Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery

Affiliation:

Partnership:

Former Commanding Officers:

  • Jul 18 – Jun 20 LCol R.T. Stimpson CD
  • Jul 16 – Jul 18 LCol S.G. Haire CD
  • Jul 13 – Jul 16 LCol (Col) S.W. Taylor CD
  • Jul 11 – Jul 13 LCol (Col) L.J. Hammond MSM CD
  • Jul 09 – Jul 11 LCol (Col) T.R. Young CD
  • Jul 07 – Jul 09 LCol (Col) T.J. Bishop MSM CD
  • Jul 05 – Jul 07 LCol (Col) P.J. Williams CD
  • Jul 03 – 05 LCol (Col) I.A. Miezitis CD
  • Jul 01 – Jul 03 LCol (Col) R.K. Chamberlain CD
  • Jul 99 – Jul 01 LCol (MGen) A.J. Howard, CD
  • Jul 97 – Jul 99 LCol (Col) M.D. Hodgson CD
  • Jul 95 – Jul 97 LCol (Col) S.J. Gillies CD
  • Jul 93 – Jul 95 LCol (LGen) A.B. Leslie CD
  • Jul 92 – Jul 93 LCol (Col) M.D. Capstick CD
  • Jul 91 – Jul 92 LCol (Col) J.M. Petryk CD
  • Jul 89 – Jul 91 LCol (LGen) J. Arp CD
  • Jul 87 – Jul 89 LCol D.S. Moreside CD
  • Jul 85 – Jul 87  LCol (Col) J.E. Miller CD
  • Jul 83 – Jul 85  LCol (Col) G.J. Oehring CD
  • Jul 81 – Jul 83  LCol (Col) L.T.B. Mintz CD
  • Jul 79 – Jul 81  LCol (Col) D.B. Walton OMM CD
  • Jul 77 – Jul 79  LCol (Col) D.J. McGibbon CD
  • Jul 75 – Jul 77  LCol (Col) D.J. Walters CD
  • Jul 73 – Jul 75  LCol R.L. Strawbridge CD
  • Jul 71 – Jul 73  LCol (Col) H.J. Stein CD
  • Aug 69 – Jul 71  LCol (Col) M.D. Calnan CD
  • Aug 67 – Aug 69  LCol (MGen) D.R. Baker CMM CD
  • Jul 65 – Aug 67  LCol D.B. Crowe CD
  • Aug 62 – Jul 65  LCol M.L.A. Chabot CD
  • Jul 59 – Aug 62  LCol (Col) J.O.V.F. Menard CD
  • Nov 55 – Jul 59  LCol (Col) N.W. Reilander CD
  • Mar 51 – Oct 55  LCol (BGen) E.M.D. Leslie DSO CD (1st Regt RCHA from Jun 51)
  • Jan 49 – Mar 51  LCol E.M. Hodson DSO CD (71st Fd Regt/1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Sep 45 – Jan 49  LCol (Col) R.H. Webb DSO CD (2nd/1st Fd Regt/71st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • May 45 – Aug 45 LCol (BGen) H.E. Brown OBE ED CD (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Nov 44 – May 45 LCol F.E. McCordick OBE ED (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Feb 44 – Nov 44 LCol (BGen) H.E. Brown OBE ED CD (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Jul 42 – Feb 44 LCol (Brig) J.N. Lane DSO (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Nov 40 – Jul 42 LCol (Brig) T.H. Musgrave OBE ED (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Jul 40 – Nov 40 LCol (LGen) G.G. Simonds CC CB CBE DSO CD (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Nov 39 – Jul 40 LCol (MGen) J.H. Roberts CB DSO MC (1st Fd Bde/1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Oct 38 – Oct 39 LCol (Brig) C.V. Stockwell DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Mar 34 – Sep 38 LCol (Col) W.G. Hagarty DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • May 29 – Mar 34 LCol (Brig) J.C. Stewart CBE DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Nov 26 – Apr 29 LCol (Brig) H.E. Boak DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Aug 25 – Oct 26 Col (MGen) W.H.P. Elkins CB CBE DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Jun 22 – Jul 25 Col (MGen) C.F. Constantine CB DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Dec 16 – May 22 LCol (MGen) W.H.P. Elkins CB CBE DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • May 11 – Dec 16  LCol (MGen) H.A. Panet CB CMG DSO (RCHA Brigade)
  • Jan 08 – Apr 11 LCol (LGen Sir) H.E. Burstall KCB KCMG (RCHA Brigade)
  • Jan 07 – Dec 07 Maj/LCol H.E. Burstall (RCHA Brigade) (A/CO)
  • May 05 – Dec 06 LCol J.A. Fages (RCHA Brigade) (A/CO)
  • Apr 01 – Apr 05 Bvt Col C.W. Drury CB (RCFA Brigade)

Former Commandants

  • Jul 1897 – Mar 1900 Lt-Col (Maj-Gen) J.F. Wilson (B Field Battery RCFA)
  • Aug 93 – Jul 97 Lt-Col (Col) C.E. Montizambert (B Field Battery RCFA)
  • Aug 93 – Dec 99 Lt-Col (Maj-Gen) C.W. Drury CB (A Field Battery RCFA)
  • Nov 87 – Aug 93 Lt-Col (Col) Josiah G. Holmes (C Battery)
  • Aug 83 – Jul 97 Lt-Col (Col) De la C.T. Irwin CMG VD Regt of Cdn Artillery (Royal Cdn Artillery (RCA) from 24 May 93)
  • Aug 82 – Aug 93 Lt-Col (Maj-Gen) W.H. Cotton CMG (A Battery)
  • Feb 82 – Aug 93 Lt-Col (Col) C.E. Montizambert (B Battery)
  • Dec 73 – Jul 82 Lt-Col (Col) De la C. T. Irwin CMG VD (A Battery)
  • Nov 71 – Jan 82 Lt-Col (Maj-Gen) T.B. Strange (B Battery School of Gunnery)
  • Oct 71 – Nov 73 Lt-Col (Maj-Gen Sir) G.A. French KCMG (A Battery School of Gunnery)

Former Regimental Sergeants Major:

  • Jul 16 – Jul 19 CWO M.G. Campbell MMM CD
  • Jul 13 – Jul 16 CWO S.A. Rice CD
  • Jul 10 – Jul 13 CWO E.P. Smith CD
  • Jul 08 – Jul 10 CWO (Capt) T.K. Gilks MMM CD
  • Jul 05 – 08 CWO (Capt) C.J. Barth MMM CD
  • Jul 02 – Jul 05 CWO D.D. McKinnon CD
  • Jul 00 – Jul 02 CWO McDonald CD
  • Jul 98 – Jul 00 CWO (Maj) A. Wilkins CD
  • Jul 96 – Jul 98 CWO E.A. Watts CD
  • Jul 93 – Jul 96 CWO N.D. Walker MMM CD
  • Jul 92 – Jul 93 CWO W.W. Noseworthy CD
  • Jul 90 – Jul 92 CWO R.K. Walker CD
  • Jul 88 – Jul 90 CWO D.H. Ferretti MMM CD
  • Jul 86 – Jul 88 CWO D.B. Russel
  • May 84 – Jul 86 CWO D.A. Guttin MMM CD
  • Jul 82 – May 84 CWO A.S. Leblanc MMM CD
  • May 80 – Jul 82 CWO T.G. Jacob MMM CD
  • Jun 77 – May 80 CWO (Capt) C.G. Oderkirk CD
  • Sep 75 – Jun 77 CWO (Capt) A.E. McTaggart CD
  • Jul 73 – Sep 75 CWO E.J. Morris CD
  • Jul 71 – Jul 73 CWO M.N. MacDonald CD
  • Nov 68 – Jul 71 CWO L.J. Vallee OMM MM CD
  • May 68 – Nov 68 WO1 F.E. Johnson CD
  • Jun 66 – May 68 WO1 R.A. Vidler CD
  • May 62 – May 66 WO1 J.F.L. Simard OMM CD
  • Oct 60 – May 62 WO1 S.M. Smith CD
  • Jun 57 – Oct 60 WO1 Klenavic CD
  • Sep 54 – May 57 WO1 H.L. Black CD
  • Oct 52 – Aug 54 WO1 (Capt) W.T. Seed MBE CD
  • Nov 51 – Oct 52 WO1 (Capt) A.E. Carey CD
  • Jun 46 – Nov 51 WO1 (Capt) W.T. Seed MBE CD (71st Fd Regt/1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Sep 45 – May 46 WO1 (Capt) G.G. Gunter MBE CD (2nd/1st Fd Regt/71st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Jul 44 – Aug 45 WO1 J.L. Younkers (1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • Sep 39 – Jul 44 WO1 G.D. Gilpin MBE (1st Fd Bde/1st Fd Regt RCHA)
  • May 37 – Sep 39 RSM (Maj) William Gray (RCHA Brigade)
  • Apr 26 – Apr 37 RSM (Maj) A.C. Cruchley DCM, MM, MSM (RCHA Brigade)
  • Dec 19 – 26 Mar RSM William Lowrie (RCHA Brigade)
  • Aug 18 – Jul 19 RSM Thomas Hewitt MSM (RCHA Brigade)
  • Apr 17 – Jul 18 RSM (Maj) T.W. Egglestone (RCHA Brigade)
  • Jan 11 – Apr 17 RSM Wm. McIntyre (RCHA Brigade)
  • Aug 05 – Jan 11 Bde SM John O’Grady (RCFA/RCHA Brigade)
  • Apr 01 – Aug 05 Bde SM (Lt-Col) C.E. Long MSM

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