The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps
Association was a Defence Association authorized on 9 Mar 1945, and in early
1946 was recognized by the Conference of Defence Associations.
Toward the end of the Second World
War a number of senior Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps officers recognized the
desirability of forming an association for officers who had served in the Corps,
but who might not continue to serve in the regular force. The Royal Canadian
Ordnance Corps Association was authorized on 9 Mar 1945, and in early 1946 was
recognized by the Conference of Defence Associations.
Not until 20 April 1948, was a
constitution adopted to provide for a conventional regimental association,
solely concerned with Corps matters. Major General JH McQueen, CBE, was elected
its first president.
The aims of the Royal Canadian
Ordnance Corps Association were to further the interest of, and to attain the
greatest possible efficiency in the regular and reserve components of, the Royal
Canadian Ordnance Corps.
A general meeting of the Association
was held annually with representation from all regional Branches and each Royal
Canadian Ordnance Corps Militia Unit. A national executive was elected and
resolutions approved for submission to the Conference of Defence Associations.