The Cape Breton Highlanders

Unit Identification

The Cape Breton Highlanders Badge

SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL -- Breed of manly men
  

Location

Sydney
325 Prince St,
Sydney, NS  B1P 6R2
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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: 902-564-3454 
Email: SydneyArmyRecruiting@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 D.R. McNeil
Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer B.W. Gittens

Contact Us

Sydney

325 Prince St,
Sydney, NS  B1P 6R2

Phone: 902-564-3454 
Email: SydneyArmyRecruiting@forces.gc.ca  

Port Hawkesbury

24 Queen St Extension
Port Hawkesbury, NS  B9A 3T8

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

 

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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.

Continue reading about The Cape Breton Highlanders history.

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