20th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Information

Artillery Badge



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 Pagnutti
Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 2839
Email: Daniel.Pagnutti@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and one weekend a month

Who We Are

20th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) is a Primary Reserve field artillery unit of the Canadian Forces. It is composed of two Field Batteries:

  • 61st Field Battery, RCA - Edmonton, AB
  • 78th Field Battery, RCA - Red Deer, AB

We pride ourselves on the uniqueness and versatility of our unit. There are many opportunities to stream and specialize in the abounding branches within Artillery.

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 Jeff Wilson, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Darren Baker, CD

Contact Us


Headquarters and 61 Field Battery
Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Debney Armoury
8403 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB
T6E 6T5

Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 2799

Email: Darren.McKernan@force.gc.ca


Red Deer

78 Battery Cormack Armoury
4402-55 Street
Red Deer, AB
T4N 2H1


Sergeant Sophia Miller of 25 (Toronto) Field Ambulance leads a medic team

Canadian of British-Jamaican origin becomes first military woman in family

Toronto, Ontario — My name is Sophia Louise Miller; I was born on February 29, 1968 to Sylvia Miller (nee Campbell) and Uton Miller.
February 20, 2018

Gunner Brittany Heatherington is an Ontario reservist

Army Reserve offers new Full-time Summer Employment program

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Army Reserve (ARes) is already well-known for giving youth valuable work experience and steady employment, but is going a step further still.
February 12, 2018

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Our History

Our members currently stand ready to be employed in both Domestic and Non-Domestic operations on short notice with the Regular Force. 20th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery traces its roots back to the 2nd of February, 1920 when it was formed. The Regiment has since seen action in WWII, Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. 

The Canadian Artillery and the Garrison Artillery were the designations of the Non-Permanent Active Militia as of  January 1,1914. After the campaigns of World War I, 20th Field Artillery Regiment was officially formed under the newly designated 5th Brigade of the 1st Canadian division the Canadian Artillery on the 2nd of February, 1920. Prior to World War II, the Canadian Artillery and the Garrison Artillery were collectively designated the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) on 3 June 1935.

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