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    Military Districts......

    Post by qsamike on Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:16 pm

    Gentlemen.....

    I am looking for a list of the regimental numbers by Military District.....

    i.e. "M" is district 13 and Calgary.....

    Mike

    P.S. I tried google with no luck.....

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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:19 pm

    Mike:

    I sent you a PM.


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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by Battalion Colours on Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:42 pm

    For other forum members who might be looking for Regimental Numbers by Military Districts:

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    Following is a list of the number blocks assigned the various units and services of the Canadian Army and a List of Militia Districts and Areas. Please note that this is a heavily edited list, only showing some of the major armoured units and infantry regiments. A complete list, and full explanation of the Regimental Numbers, is available in Clive Law's Regimental Numbers of the Canadian Army, 1936-1960 (see "Resource Materiel" on this Thread).



    Militia District 1 - Prefix A - Toronto area

    1st Hussars (6th Armoured Regiment) 1 - 1999
    Royal Canadian Regiment 3000 - 3999
    Perth Regiment 11000 - 16999
    Essex Scottish Regiment 21100 - 26999
    Highland Light Infantry of Canada (Galt) 37175 - 37999
    Highland Light Infantry of Canada (Kitchener) 38000 - 41999
    Elgin Regiment 42000 - 46999
    Kent Regiment 49500 - 54499

    Militia District 2 - Prefix B - Central Ontario

    Royal Canadian Dragoons 1 - 100
    Scots Fusiliers 24901 - 24999
    Royal Hamilton Light Infantry 36500 - 38240
    Lincoln & Welland Regiment 40500 - 41576
    2nd/10th Dragoons 41601 - 42999
    Dufferin & Haldemand Rifles 43000 - 43481
    Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 45500 - 46654
    Lorne Scots (Defence Platoon) 46801 - 47150
    Lorne Scots (Defence Platoon) 51600 - 52202
    Grey & Simcoe Foresters 49250 - 49550
    Grey & Simcoe Foresters 50000 - 50161
    Grey & Simcoe Foresters 50750 - 50920
    Algonquin Regiment 54500 - 55649
    Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury Regiment 59000 - 60499
    Queen's Own Rifles 63500 - 64441
    Royal Regiment of Canada 66500 - 68013
    3rd Armoured Regiment 69500 - 70160
    Queens York Rangers 70161 - 71000
    Prince of Wales Rangers 71001 71099
    48th Highlanders of Canada 72500 - 74849
    Toronto Scottish Regiment 75500 - 77058
    Irish Regiment of Canada 78500 - 79539

    Militia District 3 - Prefix C - Eastern Ontario and South-Western Quebec

    Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment 4001 - 9000
    Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa 20501 - 25500
    Midland Regiment 40501 - 40750
    Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders 40751 - 41250
    Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment 42301 - 42310
    Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment 79000 - 79415
    Regiment de Hull (Active Force) 42501 - 42700
    Regiment de Hull (Active Force) 43501 - 43618
    Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders (Active Force) 53000 - 57498
    Governor General's Foot Guards (Active Force) 58000 - 62999
    1st Bn. Midland Regiment (Active Force) 65000 - 69999
    Prince of Wales Rangers 78000 - 78234
    Brockville Rifles (Active Force) 80000 - 80999

    Militia District 4 - Prefix D - Western Quebec

    1st Armored Car Regiment 1500 - 2999
    7th Recconnaisance Bn. 3000 - 5999
    22nd Armoured Regiment 26000 - 30999
    Regiment de St. Hyacinthe 41000 - 45999
    27th Armoured Regiment (Sherbrooke Fusiliers) 46000 - 50999
    Regiment de Chateauguay 51000 - 55999
    Regiment de Maisonneuve 56000 - 60999
    Fusiliers de Mont-Royal 61000 - 65999
    Regiment de Joliette 66000 - 70999
    Victoria Rifles of Canada 71000 - 75999
    Royal Montreal Regiment 76000 - 80999
    Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada 81000 - 90999
    Royal 22nd Regiment 106000 - 106499
    Royal 22nd Regiment 124700 - 124899
    Canadian Armoured Corps (Reinforcements) 131000 - 131999
    Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regiment 150000 - 154999
    Regiment de Maisonneuve 160000 - 162999
    Fusiliers de Mont-Royal 163300 - 165999


    Militia District 5 - Prefix E - Eastern Quebec and Western Newfoundland

    Royal 22e Regiment 4001 - 7500
    Regiment de la Chaudiere 9001 - 14000
    Royal Rifles of Canada 22801 - 23300
    Royal Rifles of Canada 29801 - 34800
    Voltigeurs de Quebec 23301 - 23800
    Voltigeurs de Quebec 41901 - 46900
    Regiment de Levis 23801 - 24300
    Regiment de Quebec 24301 - 24800
    Regiment de Quebec 63001 - 68000
    Fusiliers du St. Laurent 25301 - 25800
    Fusiliers du St. Laurent 57601 - 62600
    Canadian Armoured Corps 40401 - 40900
    Regiment de Montmagny 68001 - 73000

    Militia District 6 - Prefix F - Nova Scotia

    Halifax Rifles 29550 - 30599
    The West Nova Scotia Regiment 39550 - 43699
    Pictou Highlanders 44600 - 45799
    North Nova Scotia Highlanders 49600 - 50999
    The Cape Breton Highlanders 54600 - 55725
    Prince Edward Island Highlanders 59600 - 63700

    Militia District 7 - Prefix G - New Brunswick

    5th Armoured Regiment 1 - 3000
    Carleton & York Regiment 17001 - 21500
    North Shore Regiment 22001 - 25000
    New Brunswick Rangers 27000 - 32000
    St. John Fusiliers 32001 - 34000


    Militia District 10 - Prefix H - Manitoba and Western Ontario

    Lord Strathcona's Horse 1 - 999
    Winnipeg Light Infantry 3501 - 3600
    Winnipeg Grenadiers 6001 - 7999
    Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 16001 - 17999
    Fort Garry Horse 26001 - 26999
    Royal Winnipeg Rifles 40501 - 42999
    Lake Superior Regiment 45501 - 46999
    18th Armoured Car Regiment 77001 - 77999
    Winnipeg Light Infantry 200000 - 202999
    2nd Bn Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada (Reserve Force) 433000 - 436999


    Militia District 11 - Prefix K - British Columbia and Yukon Territory

    9th Armoured Regiment 1 - 3200
    British Columbia Regiment 37001 - 42000
    Rocky Mountain Rangers 42001 - 47000
    Westminster Regiment 47001 - 52000
    Seaforth Highlanders 52001 - 57000
    Canadian Scottish Regiment 57001 - 59500
    Canadian Scottish Regiment 62001 - 67000
    Irish Rifles 67001 - 72000
    Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 85201 - 87700


    Militia District 12 - Prefix L - Saskatchewan

    Saskatoon Light Infantry 1001 - 6000
    South Saskatchewan Regiment 12001- 17000
    Regina Rifles Regiment 23001 - 24000
    Prince Albert & Battleford Volunteers 24001 - 25000
    Regina Rifles Regiment 27001 - 32000
    16/22 Saskatchewan Horse 36001 - 41000
    14th Canadian Hussars 53201 - 55200
    Canadian Armoured Corps 58601 - 59600
    King's Own Rifles of Canada 84501 - 85500
    Prince Albert & Battleford Volunteers 86501 - 91500
    Regina Rifles Regiment 93601 - 95600


    Militia District 13 - Prefix M - Alberta and the Northwest Territories

    Calgary Highlanders 10501 - 12500
    Edmonton Fusiliers 12501 - 15500
    Edmonton Regiment 15501 - 20500
    Edmonton Fusiliers 30801 - 33900
    Lord Strathcona's Horse 37401 - 37450
    South Alberta Regiment 44751 - 49750
    31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Regiment 51001 - 51500
    31st (Alberta) Reconnaissance Regiment 52001 - 52800


    Permanent Force Joining the CASF - Prefix P

    Royal Canadian Dragoons 1 - 2000
    Lord Strathcona's Horse 2001 - 4000
    Royal Canadian Regiment 12001 - 20000
    Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry 20001 - 27000
    Royal 22e Regiment 48001 - 52000


    Later after the war the letter "S" preceded the letters listed above but the area stayed the same. Example SG was from New Brunswick, SF from Nova Scotia, SN from Newfoundland etc.


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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by qsamike on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am

    Thanks Adam......

    Greatly appreciated.....

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    Reguarding service numbers

    Post by Ground Hugger on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:46 am

    My father enlisted in the Perth Regiment December 7 1942 SOS date April 1946. What he did and where he was during this time other then what he told us is unknown as the Perth Regiment has no records of any type showing his whereabouts. We have applied for his service records back at the end of May but still have heard nothing from LAC other than it could take several months to get a response. My question is his service number consists of an A for district 1 but he had a six digit service number staring with A60. This does not seem to fit the perimeter of the 5 digit Perth Regiment which is 11000 - 16999. So where do the 6 digit service numbers fit in?

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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:09 am

    Seems he would be a replacement to the Perths. Simply meaning, when he joined the CASF, he joined some unit other than the Perth Regiment. His service records will reveal much detail, I know the wait is LONG, I have been waiting over 6 months for a file to Bell. Normally the wait is not this long but they have reduced staff.


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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by Ground Hugger on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:01 am

    No he actually joined the Perth as this has been confirmed with the Perth Regiments historians. Problem is their records only show when he joined and when he was discharged. They have no other details on him as they do other members of the regiment. All we know is he went to Aldershot England and from there to NW Europe. He trained as a paratrooper. We know he was in Arnhem, landed in glider there. But not with who. He said that they wore a maroon beret and where known to the Germans as the maroon devils. That's all we know. I did read on this forum at one time that a fellow out west who's father-in-law was also with the Perth and he too had a maroon beret. So this has us all confused as he does not appear on any rolls. I know that he complained that he did not receive all his decorations that he was entitled to. He did not receive these until the late 60's. Odd thing is his discharge papers had been changed by a senior office to show that he did serve in N.W. Europe. So it seems even the DND did not know where he was.

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    Re: Military Districts......

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:00 am

    Could you please provide us with a little more information about your father? Right now Arnhem is the only key to his past.

    --Full name.
    --Rank.
    --Date of Birth.
    --Photograph of him in uniform.


    *Note: The SOE Jedburgh team sent to Arnhem didn't contain any Canadians and the only other possibility I can think of is his being a CANLOAN.


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