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1st Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Formation patch used by RCA troops attached to the First Canadian Army
Active ?–1945
Country  Canada
Branch Royal Canadian Artillery
Role Artillery

World War II

The 1st Medium Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery was one of six Canadian medium artillery regiments that served in the European Theatre of World War II.

History[edit | edit source]

The Adjutant of the 1st Medium Regiment, RCA, was Captain Horace Trites; Trites was awarded a "Mention in Dispatches" in Italy. Trites and G.P.O. (Gun Position Officer) Lieutenant 'Buck' Buchanan later became pilots at 43 OTU, RAF Andover, and fought in northwest Europe with No. 665 Squadron RCAF.

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Fromow, Lt-Col. D.L. Canada's Flying Gunners. (Ottawa: Air Observation Post Pilot's Association, 2002). ISBN 0-9730055-0-5.

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