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The 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles) was a regiment of the Canadian non-permanent militia, organized at Calgary, Alberta, Canada by General Order on 1 April 1910.

HistoryEdit

The 103rd Regiment was raised in Calgary as a militia unit. The first Commanding Officer was Lieutenant-Colonel W.C.G. Armstrong. The regiment's First Battalion consisted of eight companies stationed in Calgary. At the outbreak of World War I the regiment served as a recruiting depot to raise battalions for the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), the first being the 10th Battalion, CEF. The 103rd Regiment was disbanded in 1920; the regimental remnants were combined with disbanded CEF Battalions from the Calgary area, thus creating five separate battalions for the inter-war period.

ReferencesEdit

  • Knight, Darrell. The Canadian Regimental Badge Book. (Calgary: private publication, 2008)

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