15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

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15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

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15th Field Regiment, RCA is a Primary Reserve Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) regiment located in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the Bessborough Armoury. 15th Field Regiment is part of the 39 Canadian Brigade Group of Land Force Western Area

This unit is not the same 15th Field Artillery Regiment (4th Canadian Armoured Division) that served in the Second World War, but was a designated coastal defence regiment defending Vancouver.

History

2 February 1920: Unit formed as 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery.Equipped with 18-pounders, 60-pounders, and howitzers.

3 June 1935: Unit designated as 15th Field Brigade, RCA.

7 April 1938: Unit converted to coast artillery. Known as 15th Coast Brigade, RCA.Tasked with defending Vancouver and the northern approach to the mainland from Vancouver Island. 15th Coast Brigade manned Point Grey, Ferguson Point (Stanley Park), Narrows North (North Vancouver), and Yorke Island. Armed with 18-pounders, 12-pounders, and guns.

1 April 1946: Name change to 15th Coast Regiment, RCA.

5 February 1948: Unit converted to field artillery. Known as 15th Field Regiment, RCA.Originally equipped with 25-pounders and 155 mm guns, these were later replaced by 105 mm C1 Howitzers and then 105 mm C3 Howitzers.

Cadet unit

2472 RCACC is a Royal Canadian Army Cadets unit affiliated to the 15th Field Regiment, RCA. The cadet unit receives support and its members are entitled to wear traditional regimental accouterments on their...
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