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Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces

The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces is one of six full-time Regular Force military bands in the Canadian Armed Forces. It is also the seniormost military band in the CAF. The band provides professional musical support for the representa ...

                                               

Chief of Military Personnel

The Chief of Military Personnel is the senior Canadian Armed Forces officer responsible for the militarys human resource programs. As a "Level One" organization, the CMP reports directly to the Chief of the Defence Staff. The incumbent CMP is Lie ...

                                               

Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force is the institutional head of the Royal Canadian Air Force. This appointment also includes the title Chief of the Air Force Staff and is based at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.

                                               

Marine Commando Regiment

The creation of a Canadian Marine Commando Regiment was proposed as part of the 2006 Canada First Defence Strategy. It was speculated that the unit would be based at Canadian Forces Base Comox, and have an initial strength of approximately 250 me ...

                                               

Music Branch (Canadian Forces)

The Music Branch is a personnel branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is primarily composed of band musicians, and also deals with the selection and musical training of its recruits. The branch encompasses all the military bands in service in t ...

                                               

Naval Operations Branch

The Naval Operations Branch is a personnel branch of the Canadian Forces. The branch consists of most of the seagoing occupations and trades of the Royal Canadian Navy.

                                               

Ontario Regiment Museum

The Ontario Regiment Museum, an accredited Canadian Forces Museum, is one component of the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. This living museum traces its roots back to 1980, having grown out of The Ontario ...

                                               

Personnel Selection Branch

The Personnel Selection Branch is a personnel branch of the Canadian Forces. The Personnel Selection branch was created in the Canadian Army on 18 September 1941. Later on the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy followed suit. Office ...

                                               

PMQ (military housing)

A PMQ is military housing located near Canadian military stations provided to families of Canadian Forces service personnel. Married quarters are now called Residential Housing Units. Military housing is managed by the Canadian Forces Housing Agency.

                                               

Polar Epsilon

Polar Epsilon is a Canadian Forces project to provide enhanced all-weather day and night surveillance capabilities utilizing imagery from the RADARSAT-2 earth observation satellite. The project includes two new ground stations, one at each coast. ...

                                               

Regular Force

In the Canadian Armed Forces, a Regular Force unit or person is part of the full-time military, as opposed to being part of the Primary Reserve which has more flexibility. They receive more pay and benefits than members of the Primary Reserve and ...

                                               

Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue

Canadian Armed Forces Search and Rescue is the collective name used to refer to search and rescue resources and operations within the Canadian Armed Forces. CAFSAR is currently the responsibility of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

                                               

Canadian Forces Supplementary Reserve

The Supplementary Reserve consists of inactive or retired members of the Canadian Forces who are willing and available for active service when requested. Most members transfer from the Regular Force or the Primary Reserve. However, it is possible ...

                                               

Tanks of Canada

The history and development of tanks in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps can be broken down into smaller categories: their origin during World War I; the interwar period; World War II; the Cold War; and the modern era.

                                               

Wallis Heights, Nova Scotia

Wallis Heights is a Canadian urban neighbourhood in Nova Scotias Halifax Regional Municipality. Wallis Heights is situated immediately north of Shannon Hill at the southern end of the Bedford Basin, around the northern side of the MacKay bridge i ...

                                               

32 Signal Regiment (Canada)

32 Signal Regiment is a Canadian Army primary reserve unit, part of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. It is the dedicated signals unit within 32 Canadian Brigade Group. The regiment exercised its Freedom of the City in Toronto in 2017.

                                               

33 Service Battalion

33 Service Battalion is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve unit falling under 33 Canadian Brigade Group, responsible for providing Combat Service Support to eastern and northern Ontario, including cities such as Ottawa, North Bay, and Sault Ste Marie.

                                               

Arctic Response Company Group

The Arctic Response Company Group is a group of company-sized units of the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Army. In 2007, the Canadian Army was tasked to stand-up and train four Arctic Response Company Groups, in cooperation with the Canada Firs ...

                                               

Colt Canada C19

The Colt C19 is a licence-built, Finnish-designed Tikka T3 CTR bolt action rifle modified for the Canadian Rangers. The C19 replaces the longer and heavier Lee-Enfield No. 4 rifles in service since 1947. The rifles are mainly used for self-defenc ...

                                               

Organization of Canadian Army rifle sections during World War II

During the Second World War, the Canadian Army used the Rifle Section as its smallest organized formation of combat infantry soldiers. The organization was substantially similar to that of the Australian Army and the British Army with three secti ...

                                               

Service battalion

A service battalion is a unit of the Canadian Forces that provides combat service support to a brigade group and its elements. It is able to fight in a defensive role as well as provide the vital logistical support to sustain the operations of th ...

                                               

Structure of the Canadian Army

The Canadian Army is not an independent service. Rather it is the component responsible for the training and maintenance of operational readiness of the land forces of Canadas unified defence forces, known as the Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadi ...

                                               

Supplementary Order of Battle

In Canada, a regiment is placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle when the need for the regiments existence is no longer relevant. When placed on the Supplementary Order of Battle, a regiment is considered "virtually disbanded", and is re-form ...

                                               

List of units of the Canadian Army

The Ontario Regiment RCAC The Halifax Rifles RCAC Sherbrooke Hussars The Fort Garry Horse 8th Canadian Hussars Princess Louises The Prince Edward Island Regiment RCAC The Windsor Regiment RCAC 12 e Regiment blinde du Canada Militia The Saskatchew ...

                                               

Commander (Canada)

In the Royal Canadian Navy, the rank of commander is a Naval rank equal to a lieutenant-colonel of the Army or Air Force. A commander is senior to a lieutenant-commander or an army or air force major, and junior to a captain or colonel. Typical a ...

                                               

Department of Naval Services

Department of Naval Services was the department responsible for the naval services in Canada during the transition from the Royal Navy to the Royal Canadian Navy from 1910 to 1923. The department came into existence in May 1910 with the passage o ...

                                               

Esquimalt Royal Navy Dockyard

Esquimalt Royal Naval Dockyard was a major British Royal Navy yard on Canadas Pacific coast from 1842 to 1905, subsequently operated by the Canadian government to the present day. The naval dockyard was located in Esquimalt, British Columbia, adj ...

                                               

Minister of National Defence for Naval Services (Canada)

Minister of National Defence for Naval Services was the minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. The post was merged into the current post of the Minister of National Defence List of Ministers of National Defence for ...

                                               

Minister of the Naval Service (Canada)

The Minister of the Naval Service was the federal government minister charged with oversight of the Royal Canadian Navy. In 1923 the National Defence Act merged the position of Minister of Militia and Defence with the Minister of the Naval Servic ...

                                               

Band of the Ceremonial Guard

The Band of the Ceremonial Guard is an ad hoc that is attached to the Canadian Forces Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa. All members of the band are fully trained members of the Canadian Armed Forces and consists of personnel principally from the two Fo ...

                                               

Canadian military bands

Canadian military bands are a group of personnel in the Canadian Armed Forces that performs musical duties for military functions. Military bands form a part of the Music Branch of the CAF, composed of six full-time professional Regular Force ban ...

                                               

Royal Roads Military College Band

The Royal Roads Military College Band was the College military marching band for the Royal Roads Military College in Hatley Park, near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was formed in 1975 after the College was 35 years old.

                                               

CSTC HMCS Acadia

HMCS Acadia Cadet Training Centre is a Royal Canadian Sea Cadets training centre in Cornwallis Park, Nova Scotia. The centre takes its name from the ship HMCS Acadia, a hydrographic research ship which was commissioned into the navy in both World ...

                                               

RCSCC Calgary

RCSCC Calgary is a Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that has trained youth aged 12–18 in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets program since 1991.

                                               

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadets is a Canadian national youth program sponsored by the Canadian Armed Forces and the civilian Navy League of Canada. Administered by the Canadian Forces, the program is funded through the Department of National Defenc ...

                                               

KF Defence Programs

KF Defence Programs, a division of KF Aerospace, operates the Contracted Flying Training and Support Training Centre located at Portage la Prairie/Southport Airport in Southport, Manitoba, Canada. KF Aerospace leads a joint partnership that inclu ...

                                               

Minister of Aviation (Canada)

The Minister of Aviation was the minister in charge of the military air service in Canada prior to the creation of the RCAF. There was no official minister in charge of this department as Canada did not have a formal air force. The department was ...

                                               

Minister of National Defence for Air (Canada)

Minister of National Defence for Air was the minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. post created by the 1940 War Measures Act. The act specifically amended the National Defence Act of 1923. The post was merged ...

                                               

Iris Digital Communications System

The Iris Digital Communications System, also known as the Tactical Command, Control, and Communications System, is a tactical communication system used by the Canadian Army. It was a pioneering system that integrated voice and data communications ...

                                               

Guelph Raid

The Guelph Raid was an incident that occurred at the St. Stanislaus Novitiate in Guelph, Ontario in 1918. While the novitiate was attended by the son of the Justice Minister of Canada, Charles Doherty, Canadian military officers surrounded it att ...

                                               

Impressment in Nova Scotia

Impressment by the Royal Navy in Nova Scotia happened primarily during the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Guard boats patrolled Halifax harbour day and night and they boarded all incoming and outgoing vessels. The Navy always strugg ...

                                               

Colt Canada

Colt Canada is a firearms manufacturer owned by United States-based Colt and located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The company is a defence contractor that manufactures and supplies small arms to the Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian law enforceme ...

                                               

General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada

General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada, formerly Computing Devices Canada, is a technology-based electronic systems, systems integration, and in-service support to defence organizations and public security markets in Canada and abroad. Its par ...

                                               

Haley Industries

Haley Industries is a Canadian company which manufactures lightweight metal castings for use in aerospace applications. It was a prime contributor to the Avro Arrow aircraft project.

                                               

Seaspan ULC

Seaspan ULC provides marine-related services to the Pacific Northwest. Within the Group are three shipyards, an intermodal ferry & car float business, and a tug and barge transportation company that serves both domestic and international markets. ...

                                               

STREIT Group

STREIT Group is an armoured vehicle manufacturer, with in 2019 "12 state-of-the-art production facilities and 25 offices worldwide." As of 2019, the group employed "a workforce of more than 2.000 people".

                                               

Wescam

L3Harris Wescam, stylized as L3Harris WESCAM, is a Canadian company specializing in the production of gyro-stabilized, EO-IR imaging systems. Wescam Inc. is a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies. The name has become synonymous with cameras of the ...

                                               

List of Royal Canadian Navy ships of the Second World War

The Royal Canadian Navy expanded rapidly and substantially during the Second World War, with vessels transferred or purchased from the Royal Navy and US Navy, and the construction of many vessels in Canada, such as corvettes and frigates. The RCN ...

                                               

2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario Regiment), CEF

The 2nd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force was an infantry battalion of the Canadian Army created in response to outbreak of the First World War in August 1914. The battalion comprised local militia in many regions of Ontario. Men came from ...

                                               

2nd Regiment of York Militia

The 2nd York Militia were a Canadian Provincial Militia Line Infantry Regiment at the time of the War of 1812. They were part of the York Militia, which at that time was three Regiments strong. The 2nd Regiment was recruited around the present-da ...