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

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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

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

September through to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month.

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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.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Major Luigi Andreola
  • Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Rene Parker

Contact Us

3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, The Loyal Company
The Barrack Green Armoury
60 Broadview Ave
Saint John, NB E2L 5C5

Phone: (506) 637-7789


Gunner Mark Nanneti

Canadian Army enhancing advanced winter warfare readiness in Labrador

March 2, 2018 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – National Defence / 5th Canadian DivisionSoldiers from the 5th Canadian Division in Atlantic Canada, kicked off its annual advanced winter warfare, training Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN, today at 5 Wing Goose Bay in central Labrador.
March 2, 2018

Canadian soldiers patrol on snowmobiles

Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN 2018 Backgrounder

Halifax, Nova Scotia —The Canadian Army’s 5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) will be conducting a winter warfare training exercise in areas throughout southern Labrador from March 2 to 11, 2018.
March 1, 2018

Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke

One of the first Black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were Black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.
February 16, 2018

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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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