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

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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

Second Lieutenant (Retired) Yueshuang Zhu

Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

Ottawa, Ontario — A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.
September 3, 2019

The Change of Command scrolls are signed

Lieutenant-Colonel Kathy Haire becomes first woman Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School

Gagetown, New Brunswick — There is always great pride and celebration when there is a change of command parade at The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School (RCAS), but on June 21, 2019 when the RCAS’s first woman commandant took command, a new page of history was turned.
July 8, 2019

Gunner Samuel LeBlanc and Gunner Ethan Evenson move topsoil

The Artillery takes aim at hunger in New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick — Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are renowned the world over for their selfless humanitarian assistance.  From time to time, however, it is not the world, but Canadians who require assistance.
June 26, 2019

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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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