5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

Unit Identification

Patch - 5 Cdn Div

5th Canadian Division Patch 

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BGen D.A. Macaulay
Commander, 5th Canadian Division

MISSION: Ready Resources @ hand 

Who we are

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the six major formations that report to Army Headquarters in Ottawa.

5 Cdn Div is comprised of both Regular Force and Primary Reserve units in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  It is responsible for Canadian Army operations and activities throughout Atlantic Canada and provides the Canadian Army with unique combat support enablers drawn from units from coast-to-coast.

Formations and Units

In addition to four formations, 5 Cdn Div has a total of four Regular and 22 Reserve units, one combined Regular and Reserve Force unit, and five bands, situated in 30 separate communities throughout Atlantic Canada, while the headquarters of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade is situated in Kingston, Ontario.

The current area strength is approximately 6630 personnel, comprising about:

  • 2080 Regular Force members,
  • 2960 Reserve Force members,
  • 970 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 620 civilian personnel.

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Command Team

Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, MSM, CD

Commander
Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer S.E. Croucher, MMM, CD

Division CWO
Chief Warrant Officer S.E. Croucher, MMM, CD

Contact Us

5th Canadian Division
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
902-427-7576

News

Transfer of Command certificate signing

The Canadian Army’s newest Regular Force Brigade now at full strength

April 5, 2018 – Oromocto, New Brunswick – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
April 5, 2018

Media Advisory: Canadian Combat Support Brigade to complete transfer of command

Media Advisory – April 3, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
April 3, 2018

Backgrounder: Canadian Combat Support Brigade to complete transfer of command

Halifax, Nova Scotia — 5th Canadian Division’s Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB) will be operating at full strength following a ceremony on April 5th at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, marking the addition of three units to its formation.
April 3, 2018

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