Organization

Canadian Army

Domestic Military Organization

Headquarters

Militia HQ

Canadian Forces HQ

National Defence HQ (NDHQ)

Political Institutions

Dept. of Militia & Defence

►►Minister of Militia & Defence

►►Militia Council

Department of National Defence

►►Minister of National Defence

►►Chiefs of Staff Committee

Reorganizations

1902-1904 Dundonald Reforms
1920 Otter Committee
1936 Reorganization
1954 Kennedy Board
1957 Anderson Report
1964 Suttie Commission
1968 Unification
1995 Special Commission

Organizational Corps/Branches

1900-1968 Organizational Corps
1968-2000 Branches

Field Forces

1914-1919  

Canadian Expeditionary Force
CEF Regional Affiliations

Territorial Reinforcement Regts.

1919

Canadian Siberian Exped Force

1939-1940 (1945) 

Canadian Active Service Force

1945

Canadian Army Pacific Force

1950-1953

Canadian Army Special Force

Field Force Formations

1914-1918  
Canadian Corps
1st Div | 2nd Div | 3rd Div | 4th Div 5th Div
1939-1945

1st Canadian Army

1st Canadian Corps

2nd Canadian Corps

Atlantic Command

Pacific Command
1st Infantry Division
2nd Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division

4th (Armoured) Division
5th (Armoured) Division
6th Division 

7th Division 

8th Division 
1st Armoured Brigade
2nd Armoured Brigade
3rd Armoured Brigade
3rd Tank Brigade

 1950-1953
1 Com Div | 25 Inf Bde

Foreign Headquarters

Allied Forces HQ (AFHQ)

►►15th Army Group

►►►8th Army

SHAEF

►►21st Army Group

►►►2nd British Army

Special Forces

1st Canadian Para Battalion

First Special Service Force

Pacific Coast Militia Rangers

Canadian Rangers

Special Air Service (SAS) Coy

The Canadian Airborne Regt

Organizational Formations

Reserve Bdes - 1941-1945

13 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

14 Cdn Infantry Training Bde

27th Canadian Brigade

1 CMBG

2 CMBG

3 CMBG

4 CMBG

5 CMBG

1st Cdn Division (1954-1958)

1st Cdn Division (1988-2000)

Special Service Force

Auxiliary Services
Alliances

1914-1918 Triple Alliance
1939-1945 Allies
1949-1999 NATO

Veteran's Organizations

Defence Associations

Canadian Cavalry Association
Canadian Infantry Association
Intelligence Branch Association

National Defence Emp Assoc
RCAC (Cavalry)
RCA Association
RCOC Association
Union of Nat Def Employees

Veteran's Associations

ANAVETS
Royal Canadian Legion

Supplementary Order of Battle

Unit Listings by year

1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904
1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909
1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914
1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924
1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934
1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944
1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954
1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964
1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974
1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984
1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994
1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

Unit Listings by Corps/Branch

Armoured Units 1940-1945

Cdn Dental Corps 1939-1945
Cdn Intelligence Corps 1942-45

Cdn Provost Corps 1940-1945

Infantry Battalions 1939-1945

RCOC 1939-1945

Units of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in the Second World War

The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps concerned itself with the provisioning of troops with the means to fight; specifically uniforms, weapons and equipment.  Ordnance functions go back hundreds of years; the first Ordnance Officer in the British military appeared in the year 1299.   Designated "Keeper of the King's Wardrobe", his duties included the care and accounting of heavy equipment such as battering rams and catapults.

The title of "Master of Ordnance" can be traced to 1414; this individual cared for the King's military stores, particularly his artillery pieces.  He retained control over engineer and artillery personnel until 1716.

In the 1700s, the British military set up many ordnance stores in Canada, control passing to Canadian authorities after 1855.  In 1903 the Ordnance Stores Corps was formed, taking over duties performed formerly by the Canadian Stores Department.   Granted the title Canadian Ordnance Corps on 2 Dec 1907, creditable service in the First World War led to the grant of the prefix "Royal" by King George V on 3 Nov 1919.

The Militia component of the Corps was not authorized until 1912, and redesignated with the Royal prefix in 1936.

In World War Two, the RCOC was responsible for supplying the field Army with all manner of stores, with some exceptions.   Ammunition, artillery pieces, and vehicles were RCOC responsibilities; food, medical supplies, some engineering equipment, petrol, oil and lubricants remained outside the control of the RCOC.

The RCOC was responsible for the storage and distribution of various stores such as clothing, equipment, beds, blankets, signal equipment, tents, mess equipment, cleaning supplies, engines and spare parts for vehicles, hand and machine tools, binoculars, compasses, and electric generators, to name a few.

To provide the proper amount of stores to the Army, provisioning was commenced months in advance, from scales of issue approved by the General Staff.  Contracts let by DND advised manufacturers of the Army's needs.   Once the manufacturers delivered the goods, they went first to Ordnance Depots who received and processed the equipment, then sent it to other, smaller, depots for distribution.

The RCOC also ran mobile bath and laundry units, and performed salvage operations.  Retrieving damaged vehicles, kit from personnel casualties, and even recovery of enemy equipment, was an RCOC function as well.

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
BASE UNITS - UNITED KINGDOM

  Canadian Military Headquarters Units  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot UK Dec 39 Canadian Military Headquarters    
Cdn Liason Office - Field Stores UK Dec 39 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Cdn Control Office - Field Stores UK Jan 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Cdn Stores Group - Aldershot UK Jan 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot
(moved to Crookham Aug 40)
   
2 Army Field Workshop RCOC Bordon Toronto, ON Sep 39 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot
Arrived in the UK Dec 39
   
Base Laundry (Civilian) -Bordon UK Jan 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Transferred to 2 Detachment, RCOC, May 1940  
Armourer's Shop - Crookham UK Jan 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Transferred to RCEME
Feb 44
 
RCOC Holding Unit - Bordon UK Feb 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Veh Inspection Org - Southampton UK Feb 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot (moved to Bordon Aug 40)    
  • Veh Assembly Sec - Aldershot
UK Mar 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Bomb casualty July 40  
  • Veh Assembly Org - Southampton
UK Mar 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot   Approx 450 civilians
  • Cdn (Temp) Veh Depot - Woking
UK Mar 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Closed May 40  
  • Veh Census Branch - Bordon
UK Mar 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • RCOC Motor Transport Depot - Bordon
UK Apr 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Transferred to 2 Detachment, RCOC, May 1940  
Boot Repair Shop - Crookham UK May 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot   Shoemaker School
Cdn Ord Inspections Sec - Aldershot UK May 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Absorbed by Inspec Unit  
Returned Stores Sub-depot - Crookham UK Sep 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot   With Stores Group
Canadian Ordnance Inspections Unit - Aldersot UK Nov 40 1 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot   Absorbed Inspectorate
2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot     Canadian Military Headquarters    
2 Army Field Workshop - Bordon From 1 Detachment May 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Base Laundry - Bordon From 1 Detachment May 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
RCOC Holding Unit - Bordon From 1 Detachment May 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Vehicle Census Branch - Bordon From 1 Detachment May 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
RCOC MT Depot - Bordon From 1 Detachment May 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
Vehicle Inspectorate RCOC UK Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • Veh Assembly Sec -  Aldershot
From 1 Detachment Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • Veh Assembly Org - Southampton
From 1 Detachment Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • Veh Assembly line - Dagenham
  Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • Veh Assembly line - Slough
  Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot    
  • Ordnance Base Workshop - Bordon
UK Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Absorbed by RCEME Feb 44  
  • Spare Parts Stores Sec - Bordon
UK Aug 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Absorbed by Base Ordnance Depot Jul 42  
  • Canadian Mechanization Depot - Southampton
UK Nov 40 2 Detachment RCOC, Aldershot Bombed Nov 40  

DADOS Canadian Base Units

Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
1 Canadian Ordnance Reinforcement Unit (CORU) UK Apr 41      
CORU Instructional Wing UK Apr 41 1 Canadian Ordnance Reinforcement Unit (CORU)    
1 Special Salvage Unit - Bordon Winnipeg, MB Mar 41      
1 Det - attached Veh Depot - Bordon          
2 Det - attached Mech Depot - Southampton   May 41 1 Special Salvage Unit - Bordon    
Canadian Vehicle Depot - Bordon UK May 41      
1 Canadian Base Ordnance Workshop - Bordon UK May 41      
Canadian Base Ordnance Depot (BOD) - Bordon UK

May 41

  Reorganized Jul 42  
ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) UK May 41   Redesignated DDOS Jul 43  
ADOS CRU Dump 7 Railhead-Aldershot UK Nov 41 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
1 Cdn Pilot Model Laundry - Bordon UK Nov 41 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
1 Canadian Base Ordnance Depot (BOD) Bordon UK Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Redesignated 1 Canadian Central Ordnance Depot
(1 CCOD) Apr 43
 
  • Depot Headquarters
London, ON Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 1 SD - MT Stores Coy
UK Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 2 SD - Clothing and General Stores Coy - Crookham
Redesignated Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 3 SD - Tech Stores Coy
UK Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 4 SD - Veh Coy (HQ & 5 Veh Groups - each group with HQ and 4 Veh Parks)
Redesignated Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 5 SD - Returned Stores Coy - Crookham
  • Boot Repair Coy - Crookham
Redesignated Jul 42 and Oct 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Returned Stores Coy transferred in part to Royal Army Ordnance Corps (British Army)  
1 Canadian Stores Accounting Inspectorate
  • RCOC Control Office
  • Depot Accounting Section
  • Unit Inspections Section
UK Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
1 Cdn Static Base Laundry Redesignated Jul 42 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
1 Canadian Central Ordnance Depot (CCOD) UK Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
  • Depot Headquarters
UK Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
  • MT and Tech Stores Coy
Redesignated Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
  • Boot Repair Coy
Redesignated Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Sep 45  
  • 1 Vehicle Company
Redesignated Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Reorganized Sep 42
Disbanded 19 Sep 45
 
  • Vehicle Transit Park - Bordon
  • Movement Control Section
  • Control Office
  • Receipts Office
  • Kit Stores Section
  • Convoy Section
  • Transport Secs (2)
  Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)  

Reorganized 12 Feb 44
Absorbed by CCOD HQ Nov 43

 
Trials and Demonstration Unit UK Aug 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • 1 Canadian Equipment Assembly Unit
UK Oct 43 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
Vehicle Reception Depots UK Feb 44 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) Disbanded 19 Feb 45  
  • MT Veh Reception Depots (5)
UK Feb 44 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU) 4 MT Depot redesignated 1 Veh Coy "A" 19 Sep 45  
  • 1 Vehicle Company (1 CCOD)
Redesignated Feb 44 ADOS HQ Canadian Reinforcement Units (CRU)    
  • Convoy Section
Redesignated Feb 44      
  • Spec Veh Depots (Waterproofing) (3)
UK Feb 44      
1 Cdn Ordnance and ME Rft Unit (COMERU) UK Jul 44   Redesignated Rehab School  
1 Canadian Rehab Trades School UK Jul 45      

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
FIELD ARMY UNITS - EUROPE

  FIRST CANADIAN ARMY  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) UK Aug 42 First Canadian Army
8 Mobile Bath Unit Toronto, ON Aug 42 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) Redesignated FCA Bath Unit  
FCA Bath Unit UK Oct 42 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) Reorganized as 8 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit (MLBU)  
1 Canadian Ordnance Beach Det UK Nov 42 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) Disbanded Jul 44 (absorbed)  
2 Canadian Ordnance Beach Det UK Dec 42 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) Disbanded Jul 44 (absorbed)  
1 Canadian Ordnance Maintenance Coy UK Feb 43 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA)    
4 (Railhead) Salvage Unit UK May 43 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA)    
10 Mobile Bath Unit UK Aug 43 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA) Reorganized as 9 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit (MLBU)  
1 Special Stores Company UK Sep 43 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA)    
8 MLBU UK Oct 43 DDOS First Canadian Army (FCA)    
ADOS First Canadian Army Troops UK Aug 42 First Canadian Army
9 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit (MLBU) UK Jan 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Canadian Mobile Officers Kit Shop (MOKS) UK Feb 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Redesignated Line of Communication (L of  C)Troops  
1 Canadian Mobile Ammo Repair Unit (MARU) UK Mar 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
2 Canadian MARU UK Mar 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Canadian Salvage Collecting Centre (SCC) UK Apr 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
3 Cdn SCC UK Apr 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
3 Cdn Corps and Army Troops Sub-Park UK May 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops   Serving Army Troops
1 Canadian Overseas Det 1 CCOD NWE Sep 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Redesignated Line of Communication (L of  C)Troops  
2 Canadian MOKS NWE Sep 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Redesignated Line of Communication (L of  C)Troops  
ADOS Line of Communications Troops NWE Sep 44 First Canadian Army
1 Canadian Vehicle Company (on loan) on loan ADOS First Canadian Army Troops   1 CCOD - 3 months attached
14 Fwd Trailer Sec (British) RAOC on loan ADOS First Canadian Army Troops British unit attached from 21st Army Group
3 Canadian MOKS NWE Oct 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
2 Cdn SCC NWE Oct 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Fwd Maint Ammo Sec NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops att 2 Cdn Corps  
2 Fwd Maint Ammo Sec NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops att 2 Cdn Corps  
3 Fwd Maint Ammo Sec NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops att 2 Cdn Corps  
1 British Independent Ammunition Company RAOC on loan ADOS First Canadian Army Troops British unit attached from 21st Army Group
2 Cdn Overseas Det 1 CCOD NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Redesignated Line of Communication (L of  C)Troops  
1 Cdn Officers Shop Supply Depot NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Redesignated Line of Communication (L of  C)Troops  
1 Cdn Salvage Depot Headquarters NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
10 Canadian Salvage Unit NWE Dec 44 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Special Vehicle Company NWE Feb 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
4 Fwd Maint Ammo Sec NWE Apr 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
5 Fwd Main Ammo Sec NWE Apr 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
4 Cdn SCC NWE Apr 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
2 Fwd Maint Stores Sec NWE Apr 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
5 Cdn SCC NWE Jun 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Cdn Demobilization Depot NWE Jul 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops Attached 2/3 Division Canadian Army Occupation Force (CAOF)
2 Cdn Demobilization Depot NWE Jul 45 ADOS First Canadian Army Troops    
1 Canadian Ordnance Maintenance Company was augmented with large numbers of civilians, Royal Pioneer Corps labour, and the attachment of sections, platoons and companies from various 21 Army Group and Base units.
  I CANADIAN CORPS  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS (later DDOS) First Canadian Corps UK Jul 40 First Canadian Corps Upgraded to DDOS Jan 43
DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Corps UK Jul 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps    
Salvage control officer UK Jul 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps Redesignated Non-Div Troops  
1st Cdn Corps Ord Fd Park. Regina, SK Sep 39 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps
Arrived in UK Jul 40.
   
5 Mobile Bath Unit (Non-Div) London, ON Mar 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps
Arrived in UK Sep 40.
   
3 British Mobile Laundry RAOC (Non-Div) UK Sep 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps   British Unit on loan.
HQ Corps Salvage Unit (Non-Div) UK Sep 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps    
1 Salvage Unit (Non-Div) UK Oct 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps In op eff Aug 40  
3 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit (MLBU) Farnham, Canada Aug 40 ADOS/DDOS First Canadian Corps
Arrived in UK Oct 40.
   
HQ Ordnance Field Parks UK Sep 40 1st Canadian Corps Disbanded Jan 43.  
9th Non-Div OFP (1 Div OFP split) UK Sep 40 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Redesignated 1 Corps OFP.  
201 Inf Ord Sub-Park UK Dec 40 HQ Ordnance Field Parks    
202 Inf Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks    
1 Corps and Army Tps Sub-Park UK Feb 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks    
10th Non-Div OFP UK Aug 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Redesignated 2 Corps OFP.  
203 Inf Ord Sub-Park Drumheller, AB May 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks
Arrived UK Aug 41
   
205 Armd Ord Sub-Park Borden, ON Oct 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks
Arrived UK Nov 41
   
204 Armd Ord Sub-Park Barriefield, Canada May 42 HQ Ordnance Field Parks
Arrived UK Oct 42
   
2 Corps and Army Tps Sub-Park Ottawa, ON Jan 42 HQ Ordnance Field Parks
Arrived UK Mar 42
   
1st Canadian Army Field Park UK Oct 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Disbanded Jan 43  
1st  Canadian Army Ordnance Workshop UK Oct 41 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Redesignated RCEME Feb 44  
HQ 1st Cdn Corps OFP UK Dec 42 HQ Ordnance Field Parks    
1st Cdn Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Detached to 1 Div Apr 43  
3rd Cdn Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Redesignated 2 Corps May 43  
1st Cdn Tk Bde Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Detached to 1 Div Apr 43  
2nd Cdn Tk Bde Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ Ordnance Field Parks Redesignated 2 Corps May 43  
1st Cdn Corps and Army Troops Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ Ordnance Field Parks    
ADOS 1st Cdn Corps Troops UK Feb 44 1st Canadian Corps    
ADOS Cdn Sec GHQ First Echelon Italy Sep 43 1st Canadian Corps    
  • Cdn Liason Sec Base Units
Italy Sep 43 1st Canadian Corps    
  • RCOC Port Dets (ad hoc as required)
    1st Canadian Corps    
  • 5th Cdn Arm Div Ord Sub-Park
  May 43 1st Canadian Corps From 2 Corps  
  II CANADIAN CORPS  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps UK Jan 43 Second Canadian Corps    
2nd Cdn Army Field Park Toronto, ON Apr 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps
Arrived UK May 42
   
2nd Cdn Army Ordnance Workshop UK Jun 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps    
6 Mobile Bath and Laundry Unit (MLBU) Barriefield,  Canada Feb 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps
Arrived UK Jun 42
   
10th Non-Div OFP and Sub-Parks   Jul 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps Redesignated 2 Corps OFP  
2nd Cdn Corps OFP UK Nov 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps Disbanded Jan 43  
8 Salvage Unit UK Nov 42 DDOS 2nd Canadian Corps    
HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP UK Jan 43 Second Canadian Corps    
2nd Cdn Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP    
4th Cdn Arm Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP    
5th Cdn Arm Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP    
2nd Cdn Corps and Army Troops Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP    
3rd Cdn Inf Div Ord Sub-Park   May 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP From 1 Corps OFP  
2nd Cdn Tank Bde Ord Sub-Park   May 43 HQ 2nd Cdn Corps OFP From 1 Corps OFP  
ADOS 2nd Cdn Corps Troops UK Feb 44 Second Canadian Corps    
Fwd Maint Ammo Secs (3)   Dec 44 Second Canadian Corps Attached from FCA  
Fwd Maint Stores Sec (1)   Apr 45 Second Canadian Corps Attached from FCA  
  1st CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div Ottawa, ON Dec 39 First Canadian Division  

Upgraded late 1940

DADOS Dump & Stores Distr Det (SDD) UK May 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div    
1st Cdn Ord Fd Pk Regina, SK Sep 39 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div   Divided Sep 40
(Div Sec for 1st Inf Bde - 1&10) UK Apr 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div For France/disbanded  
1st Cdn Div OFP (4 & 59) UK Sep 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div   bal Non-Div OFP
Div Sec 1st Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div Redesignated Apr 44  
1st Cdn Div OFP UK Apr 44 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div    
1 Div Mobile Bath Unit Montreal, PQ Sep 39 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div Absorbed by 1 MLBU  
1 Brit A Tps Ldry & Decon Unit UK Jan 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div Cease attachment Mar 41  
1 Mobile Laundry & Bath Unit (MLBU) Toronto Feb 41 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div
Arrived UK Mar 41
  Did not go to Sicily, rejoined Div in Italy
1 Cdn Salvage Unit Ottawa, ON Sep 39 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div to 1 Corps Oct 40 Did not go to Sicily, rejoined Div in Italy
3 Cdn Salvage Unit Ottawa, ON Oct 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div   Did not go to Sicily, rejoined Div in Italy
1st Cdn Inf Div Ord Sub-Park   Apr 43 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div   Attached for Sicily operation from 1 Corps OFP
1st Cdn Tank Bde Ord Sub-Park   Apr 43 DADOS (later ADOS) 1st Div   Attached for Sicily operation from 1 Corps OFP
  2nd CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div Ottawa, ON May 40 Second Canadian Division   Upgraded late 40
ADOS Dump & SDD UK Dec 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div    
2nd Cdn Ord Field Park Kingston, ON Sep 39 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div    
Div Sec 2nd Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div    
2nd Cdn Div OFP UK Mar 44 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div    
2 Div Mob Bath Unit Calgary, AB Dec 39 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div Absorbed by 2 MLBU  
2 Brit A Tps Ldry & Decon Unit UK Oct 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div Cease attachment Jan 41  
2 Mobile Bath & Laundry Unit (MLBU) Toronto, ON Aug 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div
Arrived UK Jan 41
   
2 Cdn Salvage Unit Montreal, PQ Jun 40 DADOS (later ADOS) 2nd Div
Arrived UK Sep 40
   
  3rd CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf  Div Debert, NS Oct 40 Third Canadian Division    
ADOS Dump & SDD UK Dec 41 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
3rd Cdn Div Ord Fd Pk Debert, NS Sep 40 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
Div Sec 3rd Inf Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
3rd Cdn Div OFP UK Feb 44 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
3 Mobile Bath Unit Winnipeg, MB Mar 41 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div Absorbed by 7 MLBU  
7 Mobile Bath & Laundry Unit (MLBU) Toronto, ON Oct 41 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
5 Cdn Salvage Unit New Glasgow, NS Mar 41 ADOS 3rd Cdn Inf Div    
  4th  CANADIAN (Armoured) DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 4th Canadian Arm'd Div Ottawa, ON Sep 41 Fourth Canadian Division    
ADOS Dump & SDD UK Oct 42 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div    
4th Cdn Div Ord Fd Park Toronto, ON Jul 41 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div    
Div Sec 4th Arm'd Div Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div    
4th Cdn Arm'd Div OFP UK Mar 44 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div    
4 Mobile Bath & Laundry Unit (MLBU) Windsor, ON Mar 41 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div    
7 Cdn Salvage Unit Saint John, NB Jan 42 ADOS 4th Cdn Inf Div   Estb rev May 43

Div Ord Workshops and Advanced Workshop Detachments (AWDs) were converted to RCEME in 1944.

  5th CANADIAN (Armoured) DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 5th Canadian Arm'd Div Ottawa, ON Mar 41 Fifth Canadian Division    
ADOS Dump & SDD UK Dec 41 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
5th Arm'd Div Ord Fd Pk Ottawa, ON Mar 41 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
Div Sec 5th Cdn Arm'd Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
5th Cdn Arm'd Div OFP UK Apr 44 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
5th Mobile Laundry and Fwd Decon Unit Montreal, PQ Jul 41 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
5 Mobile Laundry & Bath Unit (MLBU) Debert, NS May 42 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
6 Cdn Salvage Unit Toronto, ON Oct 41 ADOS 5th Cdn Inf Div    
  1st CANADIAN ARMY TANK BRIGADE  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DADOS 1st Canadian Tank Bde Ottawa, ON Mar 41 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade    
1 Army Tk Bde Ord Fd Pk Ottawa, ON Mar 41 DADOS 1st Canadian Tank Bde    
Bde Sec 1st Tk Bde Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 DADOS 1st Canadian Tank Bde    
1st Cdn Army Tk Bde OFP Overseas Apr 44 DADOS 1st Canadian Tank Bde    
  2nd CANADIAN ARMY TANK BRIGADE  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
DADOS 2nd Canadian Tank Bde UK Feb 43 2nd Canadian Army Tank Brigade    
2 Army Tk Bde Ord Fd Pk Barriefield Apr 42 DADOS 2nd Canadian Tank Bde   Redesignated on arrival Jan 43
Bde Sec 2nd Tk Bde Ord Sub-Park UK Jan 43 DADOS 2nd Canadian Tank Bde    
2nd Cdn Army Tk Bde OFP UK Feb 44 DADOS 2nd Canadian Tank Bde    

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
FIELD ARMY UNITS - CANADA

  6th CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 6th Canadian Division Ottawa, ON Jan 42 Sixth Canadian Division    
6 Inf Div Ord Fd Pk Barriefield Jul 42 ADOS 6th Canadian Division    
  7th CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 7th Canadian Division Ottawa, ON Jun 42 Seventh Canadian Division    
7 Inf Div Ord Fd Pk Barriefield Sep 42 ADOS 7th Canadian Division    
  8th CANADIAN DIVISION  
Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
ADOS 8th Canadian Division Prince George, BC Sep 42 Eighth Canadian Division    
8 Inf Div Ord Fd Pk Nanaimo, BC Jun 43 ADOS 8th Canadian Division    

UNALLOTTED

Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
1 Armoured Brigade Ord Fd Pk London, ON Jul 41     Redesignated Ord Coy May 42
2 Armoured Brigade Ord Coy Camp Borden, ON May 42      
3 Armoured Brigade Ord Coy Debert, NS Jun 42      

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
BASE UNITS - CANADA

Army Headquarters - Ottawa

Component or Unit Location on Mobilization Date of Mobilization Assignments/Employment Final Disposition Notes
The RCOC School Barriefield Mar 40      
No 1 Ord Stores Company Ottawa, ON Aug 30      
No 7 District Stores Section Saint John, NB Aug 39      
No 1 Ordnance Depot London, ON Aug 39      
No 11 District Stores Company Esquimalt, BC Aug 39     To Vancouver 44
No 11 Ordnance Depot Esquimalt, BC Aug 39      
Central Ordnance Depot (COD) Ottawa, ON Sep 39      
No 5 Ordnance Depot Quebec, PQ Sep 39      
No 10 Ordnance Depot Winnipeg, MB Sep 39      
No 12 Ordnance Depot Regina, SK Sep 39      
No 13 Ordnance Depot Calgary, AB Sep 39      
No 2 Ordnance Depot Toronto, ON Dec 39      
No 3 Ordnance Depot Kingston, ON Dec 39      
No 4 Ordnance Depot Montreal, PQ Dec 39      
No 6 Ordnance Depot Halifax, NS Jan 40      
No 7 Ordnance Depot Saint John, NB Jan 40      
Ordnance Depot Amherst Amherst Jan 40      
1 Ordnance Ammunition Company Quebec, PQ Jan 40      
Ordnance Depot Saskatoon Saskatoon, SK Jan 41      
Central Mechanization Depot London, ON Jun 41      
Ordnance Depot "W" Force St. John's, NF Jun 41      
Longue Pointe Ordnance Depot Montreal, PQ Sep 41      
No 1 Ord Ammunition Company L'Acadie, PQ Sep 42      
No 2 Ord Ammunition Company Delson, PQ Mar 43      
5 Advanced Ordnance Depot Prince George, BC Mar 43      
6 Advanced Ordnance Depot Kamloops, BC Mar 43      
1 Camp Ordnance Depot Terrace, BC Mar 43      
2 Camp Ordnance Depot Prince Rupert, BC Mar 43      
3 Camp Ordnance Depot Vancouver, BC Mar 43      
4 Camp Ordnance Depot Vernon, BC Mar 43      
5 Camp Ordnance Depot Esquimalt, BC Mar 43      
6 Camp Ordnance Depot Nanaimo, BC Mar 43      
7 Camp Ordnance Depot Alberni, BC Mar 43      
No 3 Ord Ammunition Company St Polycarpe, PQ Apr 43      
3 Base Ordnance Depot (BOD) Edmonton, AB Aug 43      
No 4 Ord Ammunition Company St Anne des Plaines Sep 43      
No 1 Boot Rebuilding Plant Montreal, PQ Nov 43      
No 15 Ordnance Depot Camp Borden, ON Nov 43      
No 14 Ordnance Depot Petawawa, ON Dec 43      
No 11 Ordnance Depot Vancouver, BC May 44      
Special Distributing Depot Toronto, ON Jun 44     Relocated Halifax Jul 45
Special Distributing Depot Halifax, NS Jul 45      
No 5 Ord Ammunition Company St Lazare, PQ Jan 46      

Ordnance Workshops, Adv Wkshp Dets (AWDs) and Light Aid Detachments (LADs) were converted to RCEME in 1944.


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