Halifax Rifles Lineage

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Lineage of The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)

Halifax Volunteer Battalion

The Regiment was raised on 14 May 1860 as the Halifax Volunteer Battalion.

Halifax Volunteer Battalion of Rifles

They became the Halifax Volunteer Battalion of Rifles on 28 May 1869.

the 63rd The Halifax Battalion of Rifles

Renamed the 63rd The Halifax Battalion of Rifles on 5 November 1869.

63rd Halifax Battalion of Rifles

Redesignated 63rd Halifax Battalion of Rifles on Dec 1869.

63rd Regiment (Halifax Rifles)

Authorized as the 63rd Regiment (Halifax Rifles) on 8 May 1900.

The Halifax Rifles

Redesignated The Halifax Rifles on 15 May 1920.

23rd Armoured Regiment (Halifax Rifles)

Redesignated the 23rd Armoured Regiment (Halifax Rifles) on 1 April 1946.

The Halifax Rifles (23rd Armoured Regiment)

Redesignated The Halifax Rifles (23rd Armoured Regiment) on 4 February 1949.

The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)

The final designation, The Halifax Rifles (RCAC), was authorized on 19 May 1958.



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