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First Canadian/Canada Corps Army

1. The First Canadian Army was:

A) the senior Canadian operational formation in Europe during the World War II.

B) the first corps-level military formation established by the Canadian Army during World War II

C) redesignated I Canadian Corps in 1942, as required by the growing size of Canada’s overseas expeditionary force in the United Kingdom

2. Which of the following was the Acting Commander of the First Canadian Army in 1944?

A) General Andrew McNaughton

B) 749 General Harry Crerar (RMC 1906)

C) 1596 General Guy Simonds (RMC 1921)

3. Who originally commanded the Canada Corps?

A) Lieutenant General Sir E.A.H. Alderson

B) Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng, later, Lord Byng of Vimy and Governor-General of Canada

C) General Sir Arthur W. Currie, the commander of the 1st Division

Answer 1:

A) The First Canadian Army was the senior Canadian operational
formation in Europe during the World War II. The Canadian Corps was the
first corps-level military formation established by the Canadian Army
during World War II.The Canadian Corps was redesignated I Canadian Corps
in 1942, when the growing size of Canada’s overseas expeditionary force
in the United Kingdom required the formation of the First Canadian Army.

Answer 2:

C) 1596 General Guy Simonds (RMC 1921) was Acting Commander of the First Canadian Army from 28 September to 7 November 1944. General Andrew McNaughton was Commander of the First Canadian Army, 1942 – 1943. 749 General Harry Crerar (RMC 1906) was Commander of the First Canadian Army, 1943 – 1945.

Answer 3:

A) Lieutenant General Sir E.A.H. Alderson was the first commander of the Canada Corps. Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng was the commander of the Canada Corps from 1916-1917. General Sir Arthur W. Currie gave the Corps its first Canadian commander (1917 – 1918). The Currie Building and Currie Hall at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario were named in his honour.

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