Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.Canada shoulder title


First Canadian Infantry DivisionLoyal Edmonton Regiment capbadge


2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division


Headquarters Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The regiment mobilized 'The Edmonton Regiment, CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated: '1st Battalion, The Edmonton Regiment, CASF' on 7 November 1940; and '1st Battalion, The Loyal Edmonton Regiment' on 7 July 1943. On 22 December 1939, it embarked for Great Britain. "D" Company participated in the expedition to Spitzbergen on 25 August 1941, and the battalion landed in Sicily on 10 July and Italy on 4 September 1943, as part of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The unit landed in France on 15 March 1945, on its way to the North West Europe theatre of operations, in which it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 October 1945. Source: Canada.ca