20th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Information

Artillery Badge



Whither right and glory lead

Army reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Pagnutti
Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 2839
Email: Daniel.Pagnutti@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and one weekend a month

Who We Are

20th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) is a Primary Reserve field artillery unit of the Canadian Forces. It is composed of two Field Batteries:

  • 61st Field Battery, RCA - Edmonton, AB
  • 78th Field Battery, RCA - Red Deer, AB

We pride ourselves on the uniqueness and versatility of our unit. There are many opportunities to stream and specialize in the abounding branches within Artillery.

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 Jeff Wilson, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Darren Baker, CD

Contact Us


Headquarters and 61 Field Battery
Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Debney Armoury
8403 Roper Road
Edmonton, AB
T6E 6T5

Phone: 780-973-4011, Ext. 2799

Email: Darren.McKernan@force.gc.ca


Red Deer

78 Battery Cormack Armoury
4402-55 Street
Red Deer, AB
T4N 2H1


Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer

She listened to her ‘Madda,’ enjoyed 20 years in the Army and 17 as a Defence civilian employee

Ottawa, Ontario — Even Corporal (Retired) Hyacinth Telfer has to admit that her “Madda” did know best after all.
March 21, 2018

Major Karine Thibault, Co-ordinator of Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit St-Jean

An Army of Internet users in Quebec takes part in Exercise YOGA 2018

Montreal, QC — On March 8, 2018, across Quebec, members of the Defence Team and thousands of Internet users took part in Exercise YOGA 2018 – a time for relaxation and well-being. The purpose was to mark International Women’s Day while promoting the importance of physical fitness and mental health.
March 19, 2018

, Ceremonial Guard members stand ready to parade

You could be a part of the Changing of the Guard on Parliament Hill

Ottawa, Ontario — If you have ever visited Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa on a summer day, you may have seen the men and women of the Ceremonial Guard (CG) in scarlet uniforms with towering bearskin hats as they marched with precision to the sound of an accompanying military band.
March 15, 2018

Our History

Our members currently stand ready to be employed in both Domestic and Non-Domestic operations on short notice with the Regular Force. 20th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery traces its roots back to the 2nd of February, 1920 when it was formed. The Regiment has since seen action in WWII, Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan. 

The Canadian Artillery and the Garrison Artillery were the designations of the Non-Permanent Active Militia as of  January 1,1914. After the campaigns of World War I, 20th Field Artillery Regiment was officially formed under the newly designated 5th Brigade of the 1st Canadian division the Canadian Artillery on the 2nd of February, 1920. Prior to World War II, the Canadian Artillery and the Garrison Artillery were collectively designated the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) on 3 June 1935.

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