Help identifying Canadian artillery unit

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by BrayDunes, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. BrayDunes

    BrayDunes Junior Member


    Hi everyone, need help identifying who this fella belongs to. Picture taken in 1941 near Woking. I believe it’s the 8th Field Brigade, RCA? Sound right?
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  2. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    8th Field Regiment

    I believe they were called Field Brigades up to 1939 and Regiments after 1940. The 8th (Self-Propelled) was from Hamilton and served in Italy and NW Europe with the Cdn 5th Armoured Division.
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  3. BrayDunes

    BrayDunes Junior Member

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  4. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

    In case you've not made the connection, 113 Bty and 71 Bty of 8 Fd Regt RCA were raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba respectively. If I've got my administrative history correct, on arrival overseas they had been combined to form 71st/113th Fd Bty, then split again c. Jan 1941, with 71 Bty remaining with 8 Fd Regt and 113 Bty moving to 7 A/Tk Regt.

    71 Bty might be the best candidate?
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  5. substatica

    substatica Member

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