56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

56th Field Artillery Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Travis McLaughlin
Phone: 519-752-1642, Ext. 7228
Email: Travis.McLaughlin@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

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Who We Are

56th Field Artillery Regiment (RCA) is an artillery unit of the Canadian Army Reserve with batteries in Brantford, St. Catharines and Simcoe.  It is composed mainly of part-time soldiers who serve one evening a week, one weekend a month, and several weeks during the summer.

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.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Christopher, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Russ, CD

Contact Us

Brantford

56th Field Artillery Regiment
Sergeant William Merrifield VC Armoury
18 Brant Ave.
Brantford, ON
N3T 3G5

Phone: 519-752-1642, Ext. 7225
Email: Michael.Mathieson@forces.gc.ca

  

St. Catharines

10th Battery, 56th Field Artillery Regiment
St. Catharines Armoury
81 Lake Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 5X3

Phone: 905-685-6777

Simcoe

69th Battery, 56th Field Artillery Regiment
Simcoe Armoury
27 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 4L1

Phone: 519-426-3493

News

Collective training during Exercise FROZEN GUNNER

Teamwork: Regular and Reserve Force artillery units train together

Shilo, Manitoba — I have been on several gun exercises throughout my career, but this was the first time I was going to see the “big guns” in action.
June 4, 2018

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja, Ukraine headquarters in Starychi

Infantry captain’s roots run through his regiment and back to India

Hamilton, Ontario — Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja’s South Asian heritage means a lot to him. It has also provided him with context and a sense of pride in his role with the Canadian Army Reserve (ARes).
May 28, 2018

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Our History

The 56th Field Artillery Regiment has its beginning with the 10th Battery, formed on December 6th, 1861 as the Volunteer Militia Field Battery of Artillery of Port Colborne. Another element, the 32nd Battery, C. F. A. was formed in April 1912.

In the First World War, the 10th Battery was part of the 3rd Brigade of the First Division. The 32nd Battery formed the nucleus of the 13th Battery of the 4th Brigade of the Second Division. Both batteries later became part of the Fourth Division.

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