Canadian Army Overseas - Signals composition as of 15 September 1944

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Below is the Signals related portion of the Canadian Army Overseas as of 15 September 1944[1]. Organization is under normal conditions and does not capture Order of Battle or other departures from normal command. Organization names appearing in the reference have been amended to the name authorized in General Orders or CMHQ Orders as applicable as of the effective date of the organization.

Canadian Elements, AAI

1st Canadian Infantry Division

  • 1st Canadian Divisional Signals (26/1)
  • 1st Armoured Car Regiment Signal Section (88L/1) (reallocated)

5th Canadian Armoured Division

  • 5th Canadian (Armoured) Divisional Signals (573/1)
  • 11th Army Field Regiment Signal Section (226/1) (reallocated)

1st Canadian Armoured Brigade

  • 1st Armoured Brigade Signals (577/1)

1st Canadian Corps Troops

  • 1st Corps Headquarters Signals (88/1)
    • Headquarters 1st Corps Signals (88A/1)
    • Headquarters Company 1st Corps Signals (88E/1)
    • Headquarters of No. 1 Company, 1st Corps Signals (88B/1)
    • Headquarters of No. 2 Company, 1st Corps Signals (88C/1)
    • Headquarters of No. 3 Company, 1st Corps Signals (88D/1)
    • No. 1 Canadian Administration Section (88F/1)
    • No. 1 Cipher Section (88G/1)
    • No. 1 Cipher Pool Section (88H/1)
    • 1st Corps Main Headquarters Wireless Section (88J/1)
    • 1st Corps Rear Headquarters Wireless Section (88K/1)
    • No. 1 Headquarters Corps Royal Canadian Artillery Signal Section (88M/1)
    • No. 1 Headquarters Corps Royal Canadian Engineers Signal Section (88N/1)
  • No. 1 Technical Maintenance Section (98/1)
  • No. 1 Line Section (90/1)
  • No. 2 Line Section (91/1)
  • No. 3 Line Section (222/1)
  • No. 1 Line Maintenance Section (97/1)
  • No. 11 Telegraph Operating Section (93/1)
  • No. 2 Operating Section (94/1)
  • No. 3 Operating Section (223/1)
  • No. 1 D.R. Section (Corps Signals) (96/1)
  • No. 2 D.R. Section (Corps Signals) (601/1)

First Canadian Army Troops

  • No. 1 Medium Regiment Signal Section (103/1)
  • 2nd Medium Regiment Signal Section (853/1)
  • 5th Medium Regiment Signal Section (535/1)
  • Headquarters, No. 1 Army Group R.C.A. Signal Section (100/1)
  • 1st Canadian Tank Delivery Squadron Signal Detachment (1673/1)
  • 4th Canadian Tank Delivery Squadron Signal Detachment (1676/1)

GHQ Troops and L of C Units

  • 1 Base Signal Section (1888/1)
  • No. 13 Despatch Rider (Light Car) Sections (1889/1)
  • No. 1 Special Wireless Section, "Type B" (95A/1)

Canadian Elements, 21st Army Group

2nd Canadian Infantry Division

  • 2nd Canadian Divisional Signals (176/1)

3rd Canadian Infantry Division

  • 3rd Canadian Divisional Signals (726/1)

4th Canadian Armoured Division

  • 4th Canadian (Armoured) Divisional Signals (1926/1)

2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade

  • 2nd Armoured Brigade Signals (965/1)

2nd Canadian Corps Troops

  • 2nd Corps Headquarters Signals (994/1)
    • Headquarters, 2nd Corps Signals (994A/1)
    • Headquarters Company, 2nd Corps Signals (994E/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 1 Company, 2nd Corps Signals (994B/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 2 Company, 2nd Corps Signals (994C/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 3 Company, 2nd Corps Signals (944D/1)
    • No. 3 Administrative Section (994F/1)
    • No. 2 Cipher Section (994G/1)
    • No. 3 Cipher Pool Section (994H/1)
    • 2nd Corps Main Headquarters Wireless Section (994J/1)
    • 2nd Corps Rear Headquarters Wireless Section (994K/1)
    • 18th Armoured Car Regiment Signal Troop (994L/1)
    • No. 2 Headquarters Corps Royal Canadian Artillery Signal Section (994M/1)
    • No. 2 Headquarters Corps Royal Canadian Engineers Signal Section (994N/1)
  • No. 3 Technical Maintenance Section (1590/1)
  • No. 4 Line Section (Corps Signals) (602/1)
  • No. 5 Line Section (998/1)
  • No. 6 Line Section (999/1)
  • No. 3 Line Maintenance Section (1002/1)
  • No. 4 Operating Section (Corps Signals) (832/1)
  • No. 5 Operating Section (1004/1)
  • No. 12 Telegraph Operating Section (1005/1)
  • No. 5 Despatch Rider Section (1011/1)
  • No. 6 Despatch Rider Section (1587/1)

First Canadian Army Troops

  • Headquarters First Canadian Army Signals (2354/1)
    • Headquarters Signals (2354A/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 1 Company First Canadian Army Signals (2354B/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 2 Company First Canadian Army Signals (2354C/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 3 Company First Canadian Army Signals (2354D/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 4 Company First Canadian Army Signals (2354E/1)
  • No. 2 Technical Maintenance Section (996/1)
  • No. 3 Signal Park (1589/1)
  • No. 7 Line Section (1000/1)
  • No. 8 Line Section (1001/1)
  • No. 9 Line Section (1593/1)
  • No. 1 Construction Section (1586/1)
  • No. 2 Construction Section (1759/1)
  • No. 2 Line Maintenance Section (Corps Signals) (831/1)
  • No. 1 Telegraph Operating Section (1580/1)
  • No. 2 Telegraph Operating Section (1581/1)
  • No. 3 Telegraph Operating Section (1582/1)
  • No. 4 Telegraph Operating Section (1583/1)
  • No. 3 Despatch Rider Section (613/1)
  • No. 4 Despatch Rider Section (1010/1)
  • No. 7 Despatch Rider Section (1588/1)
  • No. 3 Cipher Section (1591/1)
  • No. 4 Cipher Section (1592/1)
  • No. 7 Cipher Section (1648/1)
  • 12th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1009/1)
  • 13th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1584/1)
  • 14th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1585/1)
  • 15th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1757/1)
  • 19th Field Regiment Signal Section (225/1)
  • 3rd Medium Regiment Signal Section (1055/1)
  • 4th Medium Regiment Signal Section (1056/1)
  • 7th Medium Regiment Signal Section (226A/1)
  • 2nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Signal Section (104/1)
  • Headquarters, No. 2 Artillery Group Signal Section (1579/1)
  • First Air Support Control Signal Section (476/1)
  • No. 16 Anti-Aircraft Operations Room Signal Section (1747/1)
  • 2nd Canadian Tank Delivery Squadron Signal Detachment (1674/1)
  • No. 1 Wireless Security Section (1853/1)
  • First Army Cipher Pool Section (1854/1)
  • 1st Headquarters Army Troops Signal Section (2386/1)
  • 1st Tactical Headquarters Signal Section (2393/1)

GHQ Troops and Line of Communication Units

  • Headquarters, No. 1 Line of Communication Signals (1632/1)
    • Headquarters Company No. 1 Line of Communication Signals (1632A/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 1 Company, No. 1 Line of Communication Signals (1632B/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 2 Company, No. 1 Line of Communication Signals (1632C/1)
    • Headquarters, No. 3 Company, No. 1 Line of Communication Signals (1632D/1)
  • No. 4 Technical Maintenance Section (1633/1)
  • No. 5 Technical Maintenance Section (1634/1)
  • No. 3 Construction Section (1770/1)
  • No. 4 Construction Section (1771/1)
  • No. 5 Construction Section (1772/1)
  • No. 6 Construction Section (1773/1)
  • No. 7 Construction Section (1774/1)
  • No. 8 Construction Section (1775/1)
  • No. 4 Line Maintenance Section (1649/1)
  • No. 5 Line Maintenance Section (1650/1)
  • No. 5 Telegraph Operating Section (1635/1)
  • No. 6 Telegraph Operating Section (1636/1)
  • No. 7 Telegraph Operating Section (1637/1)
  • No. 8 Telegraph Operating Section (1638/1)
  • No. 9 Telegraph Operating Section (1639/1)
  • No. 10 Telegraph Operating Section (1640/1)
  • No. 8 Despatch Rider Section (1641/1)
  • No. 9 Despatch Rider Section (1642/1)
  • No. 10 Despatch Rider Section (1643/1)
  • No. 11 Despatch Rider Section (1644/1)
  • 16th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1653/1)
  • 17th Medium Wireless Section (A) (1654/1)
  • No. 1 Telephone Switchboard Operating Section (1651/1)
  • No. 2 Telephone Switchboard Operating Section (1652/1)
  • No. 5 Cipher Section (1646/1)
  • No. 6 Cipher Section (1647/1)
  • No. 8 Cipher Section (2504/1)
  • Headquarters, No. 1 Railway Telegraph Company (1537/1)
  • No. 9 Construction Section (1538/1)
  • No. 10 Construction Section (2300/1)
  • No. 1 Railway Telegraph Operating Section (1539/1)
  • No. 2 Special Wireless Section (Type "B") (1188/1)
  • No. 3 Special Wireless Section (Type "A") (1749/1)
  • 20th Wireless Section (3 PR Gp) (2352/1)
  • 1st Line of Communication Terminal Signal Section (2522/1)

Canadian Troops, UK

CMHQ Units

  • No. 1 Signal Company (Canadian Military Headquarters) (608/1)
  • "J" Section, 6 Canadian Divisional Signals (826N/1)
  • Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Band (serving 21st Army Group) (2542/1)

Canadian Reinforcement Units

  • No. 1 Canadian Signals Reinforcement Unit (1133/1)
  • Canadian Reinforcement Units Signal Section (886/1)

Units formed on a temporary basis

  • Training Increment to 1 Canadian Signal Reinforcement Unit (CM296)
  • No. 1 Standard Increment to 1 Canadian Signal Reinforcement Unit (CM316)
  • No. 12 Line Section (CM809)

References

  1. Canadian Army Overseas Routine Order 5026.