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1st British Columbia Horse
2nd Dragoons
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4th Hussars
4th Hussars of Canada
IV PLDG
5th Dragoons
5th Princess Louise Drag. Gds
6th Duke of Connaught's R.C.H.
7th Hussars
7th/11th Hussars
8th Princess Louise's NB Hussars
8th Cdn Hussars (Princess Louise's)
9th (Grey's) Horse
9th Toronto Light Horse
9th Mississauga Horse
10th Brant Dragoons
10th Queen's Own Cdn Hussars
11th Hussars
12th Manitoba Dragoons

12e Régiment Blindé du Canada

13th Scottish Light Dragoons
14th Canadian Hussars
14th King's Canadian Hussars
15th Light Horse
16th Light Horse
17th Duke of York's Royal Can. H.
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21st Alberta Hussars
22nd Saskatchewan Horse
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23rd Alberta Rangers
24th Grey's Horse
25th Brant Dragoons
26th Canadian Dragoons
27th Light Horse
28th New Brunswick Dragoons
29th Light Horse
30th Regiment (BC Horse)
31st Regiment (BC Horse)
32nd Light Horse
32nd Manitoba Horse
33rd Vaudreuil & Soulanges Huss.
34th Fort Garry Horse
35th Central Alberta Horse
36th PEI Light Horse
Algonquin Regiment
British Columbia Dragoons
British Columbia Mounted Rifles
British Columbia Regiment
Border Horse
Calgary Regiment
Canadian Mounted Rifles
Duke of York's Royal Cdn Hussars
Elgin Regiment
Fort Garry Horse
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
Governor General's Body Guard
Governor General's Horse Guards
Halifax Rifles
King's Own Calgary Regt.
Lord Strathcona's Horse
Manitoba Dragoons
Manitoba Horse
Mississauga Horse
Ontario Mounted Rifles
Princess Louise Dragoon Guards
Queen's Own Canadian Hussars
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
Régt de Hull
Régt de Trois-Riviéres
Royal Canadian Dragoons
Royal Canadian Mounted Rifles
Saskatchewan Dragoons
Sherbrooke Regiment
South Alberta Light Horse
Strathcona's Horse
Toronto Light Horse
Toronto Mounted Rifles
Windsor Regiment

Infantry Regiments 1900-1919
Dawson Rifles
GGFG
Kootenay Rifles
PPCLI
Royal Canadian Regiment
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Infantry Regiments 1920-2000
1st British Columbia Regiment
1st BC Regt (D. of Conn.'s Own)
Algonquin Regiment
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Black Watch (RHR) of Canada
BC Regt (D. of Conn's Own Rifles)
Calgary Highlanders
Calgary Regiment
Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
Canadian Airborne Regiment
Canadian Scottish Regiment
 Canadian Fusiliers (C of L Regt)
Canadian Guards
Canadian Grenadier Guards
Cape Breton Highlanders
Carleton and York Regiment
Elgin Regiment
Essex Scottish
Essex & Kent Scottish
 Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
Fusiliers Mont Royal
Fusiliers du St. Laurent
48th Highlanders of Canada
Gov Gen Foot Guards
Grey & Simcoe Foresters
Halifax Rifles
Hastings and Prince Edward Regt
Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Irish Fusiliers
Irish Fusiliers of Can (Vancouver R.)
Irish Regiment
Irish Regiment of Canada
Kent Regiment
King's Own Rifles of Canada
Lake Superior Regiment
Lincoln and Welland Regiment
Loyal Edmonton Regiment
Lorne Scots
Midland Regiment
Mississauga Regiment
New Brunswick Rangers
New Brunswick Scottish
North Nova Scotia Highlanders
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regt
North Waterloo Regiment
Oxford Rifles
Perth Regiment
Peterborough Rangers
Pictou Highlanders
PPCLI
Prince Albert and Battleford Voltrs
Princess Louise Fusiliers (MG)
Prince Rupert Regiment
Princess of Wales' Own Regiment
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Queen's Rangers (1st Am. Regt.)
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am. R.)
 Régiment de la Chaudière
 Régiment de Chateauguay
Régiment de Levis
 Régiment de Maisonneuve
Régiment de Montmagmy
 Régiment de Saguenay
Régiment de St. Hyacinthe
 Régiment de Québec
Regina Rifle Regiment
Rocky Mountain Rangers
Royal 22e Regt
Royal Canadian Regiment
Royal Highlanders of Canada
Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada
Royal Regiment of Canada
Royal Regina Rifles
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
Royal Montreal Regiment
Royal New Brunswick Regiment
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Royal Rifles of Canada
Royal Scots of Canada
Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Saskatoon Light Infantry
Scots Fusiliers of Canada
S, D and G Highlanders
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
South Alberta Regiment
South New Brunswick Regiment
South Saskatchewan Regiment
Toronto Regiment
Toronto Scottish Regiment
Vancouver Regiment
Victoria Rifles of Canada
Voltigeurs de Quebec
Waterloo Regiment
Westminster Regiment
West Nova Scotia Regiment
West Toronto Regiment
Winnipeg Grenadiers
Winnipeg Light Infantry
York Rangers
 Yukon Regiment

7th/11th Hussars

7th/11th Hussars was a regiment of cavalry that served in the Canadian Army as part of the Militia.

Lineage

  • 1 Apr 1936: the 7th Hussars amalgamated with the 11th Hussars, to form the 7th/11th Hussars.

  • Converted to armour and redesignated 16th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (7th/11th Hussars) 1 April 1941

  • Redesignated 16th Reconnaissance Regiment (7th/11th Hussars) 1 April 1946

  • Redesignated 7th/11 Hussars (16th Reconnaissance Regiment) 4 February 1949

  • Redesignated 7th/11th Hussars (16th Armoured Regiment) 1 September 1954

  • Redesignated 7th/11 Hussars 18 May 1958

  • Amalgamated with The Sherbrooke Regiment to form The Sherbrooke Hussars 15 Feb 1965.

History

The 58th Compton Regiment dates back to 11 October 1867 when it was raised as the 58th Battalion of Infantry from eight independent companies, and renamed as the 58th Compton Regiment on 8 May 1900. The regiment was redesignated as the 7th Hussars and converted to cavalry on 1 May 1903.

7th/11th Hussars

Headquarters: Bury, PQ
Predecessor: Amalgamation of 7th Hussars and 11th Hussars
Perpetuates: 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles
Created: 1 April 1936
Amalgamated with: The Sherbrooke Regiment to form The Sherbrooke Hussars 15 Feb 1965.


History

In 1914, both the 7th Hussars and the 11th Hussars had contributed volunteers to the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF. On 1 April 1936, the regiment amalgamated with the 11th Hussars to create the 7th/11th Hussars. In the Second World War, the unit mobilized the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Headquarters Squadron (7th/11th Hussars) on 27 February 1941. This unit embarked for the U.K. on 9 October 1941, and disbanded on 1 January 1943 without seeing action. The personnel from this unit were absorbed by Headquarters, 5th Canadian Armoured Brigade. A 16th (Reserve) Armoured Regiment (7th/11th Hussars) served in the Reserve Army in Canada.1

After the Second World War, the regiment was re-roled as a reconnaissance unit, in 1946, then as an armoured unit again in 1954. In 1965 the regiment amalgamated with The Sherbrooke Regiment to form The Sherbrooke Hussars.
 

Battle Honours

Charles Stewart's Lineages of the CEF states no Battle Honours were granted to the 5th CMR; Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army cites the following for the 7th/11th Hussars (both the 7th Hussars and the 11th Hussars had contributed men to the 5th CMR during the First World War):

 
Mount Sorrel
Flers-Courcelette
Arras, 1917, '18
Hill 70

Passchendaele
Scarpe, 1918
Canal du Nord
Valenciennes
Somme, 1916
Ancre Heights
Vimy, 1917
Ypres, 1917

Amiens
Hindenburg Line
Cambrai, 1918
Sambre

France and Flanders 1915-18


Insignia

 

The regimental badge is described as follows:

 

Within a wreath of maple leaves bound with a bow know, a shield, quarterly, in the 1st, the Arabic numeral "7"; in the 2nd, a chough; in the 3rd, a sinister arm with the hand grasping a kukri; in the 4th, the Roman numeral "XI"; above the shield, a scroll bearing the motto "STEADY"; below the shield and across the wreath, a scroll inscribed "HUSSARS"; the whole surmounted by the Crown.2

Notes

  1. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army (Queen's Printer, Ottawa, ON, 1964), pp.69-70

  2. Ibid, p.69

 


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