Select a letter to browse an alphabetical listing of terms and definitions.
Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME)
Authorized on February 1, 1944.
Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE)
Authorized on July 1, 1903 as the Canadian Engineer Corps, it was retitled the Royal Canadian Engineers on February 1, 1904.
Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery (RCGA)
Formed to replace the British garrisons of the Halifax and Esquimalt naval bases that were withdrawn in 1905-1906. Patterned after the British Royal Garrison Artillery and was an integral part of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.
Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA)
Raised in 1905 as fast, mobile field batteries. Patterned after the British Royal Horse Artillery it was an integral part of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery.
Royal Canadian Legion
Veterans organization originating in 1925 in response to the unsatisfactory and often unfair conditions in which veterans of the First World War experienced. The Canadian Legion rapidly became the outstanding voice for World War I veterans and advised the government on veterans' issues. During World War II, the Legion increased its efforts to help veterans and returned service members by providing education, support and comfort for personel serving at home and abroad. The Legion never faltered in its efforts to improve the lot of veterans and of ex-service members and many benefits they enjoy today are largely due to the persistence of dedicated Legion members. The Royal Canadian Legion is not part of the Canadian Forces but its influence in military social issues has been overwhelming.