3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company), RCA

Unit Identification

3rd Field Artillery Regiment Badge

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

Location

The Barrack Green Armoury

60 Broadview Ave
Saint John, NB  E2L 5C5

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Winslow Armoury

107 Chapel Street
Woodstock, NB  E7M 1G6

The Barrack Green Armoury

The Barrack Green Armoury

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

Saint John NB

Name:  Sgt Richard
Phone: 506-721-0512
Email:  Leo.Richard@forces.gc.ca

Woodstock NB

Name:  Sgt Tiidus
Phone: 506-460-7498
Email: erik.tiidus@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.

Who We Are

The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, The Loyal Company, is an artillery regiment with a Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) and two Batteries (Bty). The RHQ and one Bty are located in Saint John, NB with its second Bty located in Woodstock, NB. The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment provides indirect fire support (guns and mortars) to the Army.

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 - Major Luigi Andreola
  • Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Kendall McLean

Contact Us

The Barrack Green Armoury

60 Broadview Ave
Saint John, NB  E2L 5C5

Phone: 506-637-7789

Winslow Armoury

107 Chapel Street
Woodstock, NB  E7M 1G6

Phone: 506-378-2969

News

Elder Charles Sewell stands outside 5th Canadian Divison Support Base Gagetown

Gagetown Indigenous elder making an impact

Oromocto, New Brunswick — An Indigenous elder is not necessarily elderly. 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB) is fortunate to have an elder-in-residence who is only in his 40s. His name is Charles Sewell.
July 20, 2020

LCol Taylor with Charles Coy CIMIC and Psy Ops teams and interpreters

Trained to lead

Antigonish, Nova Scotia — Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor never set out to be a pioneer. What she did want as a Grade Eleven student in 1994 was to find an exciting career. And when she stumbled across a Royal Military College pamphlet in her high school guidance counsellor’s office, her path to becoming a trailblazer in the Canadian Army (CA) was set in motion.   
March 12, 2020

Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell)

Celebrating a Nursing Sister’s service

Saint John, New Brunswick — International Women’s Day creates an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the many Canadian women who have served, like Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell). Attracted by a sense of adventure, Marjorie joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Sister in 1949 at the age of 23.
March 9, 2020

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Our History

On May 4, 1793, the Loyal Company was formed in Saint John in response to the threat of attack by French privateers. In 1838 all artillery Batteries around the province were constituted into the New Brunswick Regiment of Artillery. This makes the Regiment the oldest continuous serving artillery unit in Canada.

The Regiment manned local defences during the War of 1812. Gunners volunteered for service during the Aroostook, or 'Pork 'n Beans' war. In 1866, the St. Andrews Battery, under Captain Osborn, was reformed in preparation against a Fenian attack. In June 1866, Captain Pick's Battery manned the guns at Partridge Island to defend Saint John from Fenian attack. The Carleton Martello Tower and Sand Cove beach were also defended.

The Regiment was placed on active service during the Great War 1914-1918. Over 2000 gunners were sent overseas, including the 4th and 6th Siege Batteries, the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, and re-enforcement drafts of the 9th Siege Battery. The first Canadian killed during this war was Captain Ernest Jones who died on August 5, 1914 while serving with a British Regiment. Captain Jones had served with the Regiment in the 1890's, as had two brothers, one of whom commanded the Regiment.

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