30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

30th Field Artillery Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither Right and Glory Lead"

Location

307 De Niverville Road
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K2

30th Field Artillery Regiment

Morrison Artillery Park

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sgt Matt Thorp
Phone: 613-795-2317
Email: 30fd.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles .

Who We Are

30 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (30 RCA) is a unit of 33 Canadian Battle Group (33 CBG), whose task is to augment Canada’s military with trained artillerymen and act as the National Capital Region’s salute troop. 

30 RCA is always hiring intelligent, fit, and confident men and women with an interest in dynamic and challenging training as artillery soldiers. Primarily, new members are High School or University students with time to work one evening a week and one or two weekends a month during the school year (Sept – May). Within their first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer (Jul-Aug) where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Major J.R. Watts, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer W.R. Hall, CD

Contact Us

30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
Morrison Artillery Park
307 De Niverville Rd
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0K2

Phone: 613-993-7901

News

The co-curators of the Governor General’s Foot Guards Regimental Museum stand among artifacts.

‘It’s always been a partnership’ for Foot Guards museum curators

Ottawa, Ontario — You could say Estelle Lane married the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) right along with her husband, Master Warrant Officer (Retired) Martin Lane, who was a member for 15 years, but the fact is, she became a part of the family even before the pair made it official in 1967.
August 13, 2019

Bald eagle

Species at risk in good hands at Ottawa’s Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

Ottawa, Ontario — The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training.
July 23, 2019

Traditional sunset ceremony at Parliment Hill

Charge into summer with Fortissimo

Ottawa, Ontario — It couldn’t have been called pianissimo, which means “play it delicately.”
July 15, 2019

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Our History

30th Field Regiment’s nickname, “The Bytown Gunners,” honours Ottawa, its hometown, which was originally named for its founder, Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers, builder of the Rideau Canal. In September 1855, 30th Field Regiment was formed (as the volunteer Militia Field Battery of the City of Ottawa) to replace British troops withdrawn from the North American colonies to fight in the Crimean War.

30th Field Regiment is the oldest serving militia unit and the oldest military organization created by the Government of Canada. In 1866 and 1870, the 2nd Field Battery was called out for the Fenian Raids. The Bytown Gunners also contributed soldiers to the force that fought Louis Riel in 1885. 2nd Bty sent a two-gun section to the South African War in 1899.

In the First World War, the Bytown Gunners raised the 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. The Brigade Surgeon, Major John McCrae was serving as an artillery officer in May 1915 when he wrote In Flanders Fields.

In the Second World War, the Ottawa Field Brigade produced four batteries for overseas service, of which three saw action with the fourth seeing action as coastal defence in anticipation of a Japanese invasion force. The batteries saw action in Italy, North-West Europe, and the failed raid at Dieppe. Two famous Bytown Gunners were the late Chief Justice of Canada, Brian Dickson who lost a leg in Normandy and the famous author, George Blackburn.

Bytown Gunners fought during the Korean Conflict, and have served on various UN/NATO missions around the globe. The Regiment takes pride in its duty as National Salute Troop, firing salutes for special occasions such as Remembrance Day and Canada Day. In recent years, 30th Field Regiment has deployed over 30 troops on operations to Afghanistan.

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