The Fort Garry Horse

Unit Information

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Location

McGregor Armoury
551 Machray Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2W 1A8

Army Reserve

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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: Master Corporal Aaron Montgomery
Phone: 204-833-2705, Ext. 3841
Email: Aaron.Montgomery@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.

Who We Are

The Fort Garry Horse is an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in Canada’s Army Reserves. From its home at McGregor Armoury in Winnipeg, the soldiers train as drivers, observers, gunners, and commanders of reconnaissance vehicles. 

The Fort Garry Horse has deployed personnel across Canada in domestic operations fighting fires and floods, but have also deployed internationally to serve in places like Afghanistan and the Balkans. 

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. Koltun, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer R.C. Jones, CD

Contact Us

The Fort Garry Horse
McGregor Armoury
551 Machray Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2W 1A8

Phone: 204-833-2705

News

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Chuck LaRocque and Gunner Kyle Timm

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Shilo, Manitoba —It wasn’t Christmas, but Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Museum director, Andrew Oakden, received a special gift: medals once worn by legendary artillery officer Major-General Tom Strange.
February 21, 2020

Lighting of the Qulliq

A Hometown Hero’s welcome in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario —Inuk Elder, Qapik Attagutsiak, was recognized as a Parks Canada Hometown Hero at the Canadian Museum of History.  The Elder was commemorated for collecting bones in the Canadian Arctic during the Second World War.  The bones were then sent to southern Canada to make ammunition, fertilizer and aircraft glue to support Canada’s war efforts. 
February 4, 2020

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Our History

The Fort Garry Horse originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 15 April 1912, when the 34th Regiment of Cavalry was authorized to be formed. In October 1958, a new Regular regiment of the Fort Garry Horse was formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario. Equipped with the Centurion tank, the regiment served in Germany from 1962 to 1965. The regiment then moved to Calgary where it remained until it was deactivated in 1970.The Militia Regiment gave up its Shermans in 1969 and has served as a reconnaissance regiment ever since, using vehicles such as the M38 jeep, the Iltis and the G-Wagon.

Continue reading: The Fort Garry Horse History.

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