4a Divisione Corazzata Canadese

Table of Organisation & Equipaggiamento

Semicingolato M5A1 of a divisional fanteria motorizzata battalion

Semicingolato M5A1 e fanteria of the Motor Battalion attached to the Armoured Brigade. Fanteria motorizzata travelled in veicoli corazzati semicingolato leggeri which allowed them to accompany the carri armati into battle. When battaglioni di fanteria of the divisional fanteria brigade were cross-attached con armoured regiments to form battlegroups, they typically rode the carri armati into battle. Vehicles carried numbered e colour-coded Tac Signs on the right fender. The tac signs bicolore shown below were actually arranged con the first colour above the second colour, not adjacent to eachother.

4a Divisione Corazzata Canadese 1944

  • Divisional Headquarters (white tactical signs) 40
  • Divisional Troops (white tactical signs)
    • 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment,
      The South Alberta Regiment 45
      Similarly organised as the armoured regiments of the division, but con the main difference that the unit was equipped con tre Cromwells ed one A30 Challenger tank per troop. Later in the campaign the Challengers were gradually replaced by Firefly tanks.
    • Royal Canadian Artiglieria
      • Headquarters 40
      • 15th Field Regiment (towed) 74
      • 23rd Field Regiment (self-propelled) 76
      • 5th Anti-Tank Regiment 77
      • 8th Reggimento contraerei leggero 73
    • Royal Canadian Engineers
      • Headquarters 40
      • 8th Field Squadon 41
      • 9th Field Squadon 46
      • 6th Field Park Squadron 42
      • Bridging Company 52
  • 4th Armoured Brigade
    • Brigade Headquarters 50
    • 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment, The Governor General's Foot Guards (red tactical signs) 51
    • 22nd Canadian Armoured Regiment, The Canadian Grenadier Guards (yellow tactical signs) 52
    • 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment, Il Reggimento Columbia Britannica (blue tactical signs) 53
    • The Lake Superior Regiment, Motor Battalion (green tactical signs) 54
      • Battalion Headquarters
      • Support Company
      • 3 Motor Companies (fanteria portata da semicingolati)
        • Company Headquarters
        • 3 Motor Platoons
        • 1 Scout Platoon (mounted in 13 Bren Carriers)
  • 10th Canadian Fanteria Brigade
    • Brigade Headquarters 60
    • The Lincoln e Welland Regiment 61
    • The Algonquin Regiment 62
    • The Argyll e Sutherland Highlanders of Canada 63
      • Battalion Headquarters
      • Headquarters Company
        • Motor Platoon
        • Carrier Platoon (mounted in 13 Bren Carriers)
        • Anti-tank Platoon
        • Engineer Platoon
      • 4 Rifle Companies
        • Company Headquarters
        • 3 Fanteria Platoons
    • 10th Independent compagnia mitragliatrice, The New Brunswick Rangers 64

Troop e vehicle numbers were normally displayed inside the colourcoded squadron tactical sign. Some veicoli carried only the squadron tactical sign, others displayed the troop/vehicle numbers on the rear of the torretta stowage bins.

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