The Cape Breton Highlanders

Unit Identification

The Cape Breton Highlanders Badge

SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL -- Breed of manly men
  

Location

Sydney
11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS  B1P 7G9
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Port Hawkesbury
24 Queen St Extension
Port Hawkesbury, NS  B9A 3T8

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Sydney
Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7109 or Ext. 7110
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca 

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Tuesday 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

The Cape Breton Highlanders (CBH) is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. Rich in the history of their Highlander descendants, CBH holds true to Scottish traditions through their dress uniforms with kilts and their team approach to mission success. The Regiment headquarters is located at the Victoria Park Armouries in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

As a member of an infantry platoon you will become a member of a dynamic team. You will learn how to professionally operate and maintain various types of weapons and equipment. The training may include Field Communication, Machine Gunner, Driver and Leadership courses. Also, you will learn field craft and battle procedures including, camouflage and concealment, internal security, patrolling, escape and evasion tactics, and also how to safely use explosives and pyrotechnics, communication and navigation systems.

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

Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel W.K. Rudderham, CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major -

Contact Us

Sydney

11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS  B1P 7G9

Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or Ext. 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Port Hawkesbury

24 Queen St Extension
Port Hawkesbury, NS  B9A 3T8

Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or Ext. 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

 

News

LCol Taylor with Charles Coy CIMIC and Psy Ops teams and interpreters

Trained to lead

Antigonish, Nova Scotia — Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor never set out to be a pioneer. What she did want as a Grade Eleven student in 1994 was to find an exciting career. And when she stumbled across a Royal Military College pamphlet in her high school guidance counsellor’s office, her path to becoming a trailblazer in the Canadian Army (CA) was set in motion.   
March 12, 2020

Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell)

Celebrating a Nursing Sister’s service

Saint John, New Brunswick — International Women’s Day creates an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the many Canadian women who have served, like Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell). Attracted by a sense of adventure, Marjorie joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Sister in 1949 at the age of 23.
March 9, 2020

Portrait of Bombardier Jenny Wildman

Petawawa soldier featured in Vimy exhibit

Oromocto, New Brunswick — When Corporal Genevieve Lapointe, a Canadian Army Image Technician, was asked to photograph 40 new graduates from an artillery course this past July, the only expectation was that she would take a group shot.
February 25, 2020

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Our History

The Battalion was organized on October 13, 1871 as The Victoria Provisional Battalion of Infantry from four independent companies.

Headquarters of this new unit was established at Baddeck, Victoria County, Cape Breton — hence the name. The ranks were filled predominantly by Highlanders, the descendants of Scots who had emigrated from the Duke of Argyll's estates.

Following the Second World War, the unit resumed its militia status. In 1954, along with Nova Scotia's two other Highland Regiments were amalgamated to form a single unit. On September 15th, the Cape Breton Highlanders Battalion was thus designated 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders and on June 21, 1955 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton). On 9 December 2010 it was organized as a separate regiment and redesignated The Cape Breton Highlanders.

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