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

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

The co-curators of the Governor General’s Foot Guards Regimental Museum stand among artifacts.

‘It’s always been a partnership’ for Foot Guards museum curators

Ottawa, Ontario — You could say Estelle Lane married the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) right along with her husband, Master Warrant Officer (Retired) Martin Lane, who was a member for 15 years, but the fact is, she became a part of the family even before the pair made it official in 1967.
August 13, 2019

Bald eagle

Species at risk in good hands at Ottawa’s Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

Ottawa, Ontario — The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training.
July 23, 2019

Traditional sunset ceremony at Parliment Hill

Charge into summer with Fortissimo

Ottawa, Ontario — It couldn’t have been called pianissimo, which means “play it delicately.”
July 15, 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.

Read more of our history.

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