CANLURAN INFANTRY REGIMENT
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION OF
THE CANLURAN INFANTRY REGIMENT
We used to furnish intelligence reports of vital information concerning the operation and activities of the Japanese Army in the province of Batangas, to the Headquarters of the advance unit of the SWPA under Commander Nickleson [other documents say Nicholson] in Abra de Ilog, Mindoro. There were men belonging to this organization who actually carried on as operatives of Commander Nickleson. Later on, to further strengthen its activities, it was decided to form a regiment based on the table of organization of the Philippine Army, the members of which were from the towns of Taal, Lemery, and San Luis. The key positions were given for obvious reasons to USAFFE officers and men and to a selected few among the civilians, whose academic training and status in life made them more fitted to tackle grave intelligence tasks. This organization, however, had received several offers from known guerrilla organizations to join their units but we refrained from doing so, in the belief that we could also possibly maintain an independent unit, ours being constituted of selected men well-trained for military work, although we promised them help and coordination.
Commands, it was decided to affiliate this regiment to the Blue Eagle Command which was of more international in scope. The two battalions (1st and 2nd) at Sambat and Batangas, respectively, with the Medical Company under Capt. Gregorio M. Noche, MC, were fused to this organization (Taal and Lemery Battalions) and was given the name
Notes and references:
1 “Canluran Regt, Malakas Div, Blue Eagle Brigade,” File No. 213-13, downloaded from PVAO.