56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

56th Field Artillery Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

Location

Sergeant William Merrifield VC Armoury
18 Brant Ave.
Brantford, ON  N3T 3G5
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St. Catharines Armoury
81 Lake Street
St. Catharines, ON  L2R 5X3
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Simcoe Armoury
27 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4L1

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

Or contact

Phone: 416-200-ARMY (2769)
Email: 32CBGrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday 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

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.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Hatfield, 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

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

Major Greg Frank

‘Final Round’ marks an end to 37 years of service

Meaford, Ontario — On a brisk October afternoon, Major (Retired) Greg Frank loaded a C3 105 mm Howitzer. It was a task he had completed literally thousands of times over his 37-year career in the Canadian Army Reserve but this would be different: it was the last round he would ever fire.
February 7, 2020

New members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a Toronto-based Army Reserve regiment, are given Coins of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Day.

Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

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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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