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Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
Active 1910 - present
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Type Primary Reserve infantry
Role infantry
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Sherbrooke, Quebec, with a sub-unit in Granby
Motto(s) Droit au but
Engagements Amiens, D-Day, Authie, Caen, L'Orne, Crête de Bourgébus, Faubourg de Vaucelles, St-André-Sur-Orne, Falaise, Route de La Falaise, Clair Tizon, La Liaison, Anvers-Canal de Turnout, L'Escaut, Meuse inférieure, La Rhénanie, Le Hochwald, Xanten, Le Rhin, Emmerich-Holen Elton, Zutphen, Deventer
Decorations .

Sherman tank of Sherbrooke Fusiliers, Falaise 17 August 1944

Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Forces. It is based in Sherbrooke, Quebec, with a sub-unit in Granby.

Armourial description[edit | edit source]

A grenade with the Crown superimposed upon the ball within an annulet inscribed Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, surmounted by a beaver and super-imposed upon a maple leaf; the whole resting on a scroll inscribed Droit au but.

Regimental names[edit | edit source]

  • 1910: Raised as the 54th Regiment (Carabiniers de Sherbrooke)
  • 1920: Les Carabiniers de Sherbrooke
  • 1920: Reorganised into two battalions; 1st Battalion (Perpetuating 163rd (Canadien-Français) Battalion, CEF) and 2nd (Reserve) Battalion
  • 1933: Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke
  • 1940: Amalgamated with The Sherbrooke Regiment, to form The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, CASF
  • 1945: Disbanded
  • 1946: Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke (Reconstituted as Militia)

Common point of confusion[edit | edit source]

Early in WWII the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment was formed with men from Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke and The Sherbrooke Regiment. Its Royal Canadian Armoured Corps lineage and armoured traditions are perpetuated by The Sherbrooke Hussars through The Sherbrooke Regiment. Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke is an infantry regiment and shares the battle honours. The official Canadian Forces names must not be translated haphazardly.

The following is copied from official Department of National Defence references(A-DH-267-000/AF-003, page 2-2-67) accessed 9 Jun 11:

The regiment, in conjunction with 'The Sherbrooke Regiment (Machine Gun)' (now 'The Sherbrooke Hussars'), mobilized 'The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated: '1st Battalion, The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, CASF' on 7 November 1940; '1st Battalion, The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, CASF' on 15 November 1940; and upon conversion to armour, '27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), CAC, CASF' on 26 January 1942; and '27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), RCAC, CASF' on 2 August 1945. The regiment served in Newfoundland on garrison duty from 13 August 1941 to 15 February 1942, and embarked for Great Britain on 27 October 1942. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy, France as part the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, and it continued to fight in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas regiment was disbanded on 15 February 1946.

The regiment subsequently mobilized the '1st Battalion, Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, CASF' for active service on 18 March 1942. It served in Canada in a home defence role as part of the 15th Infantry Brigade, 7th Canadian Division and the 14th Infantry Brigade, 6th Canadian Division. On 10 January 1945, it embarked for Great Britain, where it was disbanded on 18 January 1945.

Battle honours[edit | edit source]

Alliances[edit | edit source]

Armoury[edit | edit source]

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Sherbrooke Armoury, 64 Belvédère street South 1908 Canada's Register of Historic Places; Recognized - 1991 Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Housing Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke, this large centrally located building with a low-pitched gable roof, has a large, unobstructed drill hall space
Parade militaire.jpg

Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regimental Museum[edit | edit source]

Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Regimental Museum
Location 64 Belvédère Street South Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada
Type Regimental Museum

The museum promotes the military history of Sherbrooke and the military history of Canada. The museum exhibits materials that relate to the regiment`s history, from its inception to the present. The museum collects, preserves, and shows, documents, artifacts and photos which illustrate the military life of other regiments and units.[1]

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Order of precedence[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
The Calgary Highlanders
Les Fusiliers de Sherbrooke Succeeded by
The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

References[edit | edit source]

  1. A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03

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