49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

Royal Canadian Artillery Badge

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

 

Location

Sault Ste. Marie Armoury
1 Garrison Way
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6B 3E6

Sault Ste. Marie Amoury

Sault Ste. Marie Amoury

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: Sgt Peter Hocken
Phone: 705-541-5250
Email: 49fdregt.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

September to May/June:

  • Tuesday 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

49th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (49th Fd Regt) is a Primary Reserve unit of 33 Canadian Brigade Group (33 CBG) located in Sault Ste. Marie. The role of which is to train artillery unit members to provide indirect fire in the support of Army operations augmenting Canada's Regular Force both domestically and on expeditionary operations.

Primarily, new members work one evening a week and one or two weekends a month during the school year (Sept – May). Within their first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer (Jul-Aug) where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

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 R.J. Lambert, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Master Warrant Officer C.R. Predum, CD

Contact Us

49th Field Artillery Regiment
1 Garrison Way
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6B 3E6

Phone: 705-541-5200, Ext. 5232
Email: 49fdregt.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

Major Greg Frank

‘Final Round’ marks an end to 37 years of service

Meaford, Ontario — On a brisk October afternoon, Major (Retired) Greg Frank loaded a C3 105 mm Howitzer. It was a task he had completed literally thousands of times over his 37-year career in the Canadian Army Reserve but this would be different: it was the last round he would ever fire.
February 7, 2020

New members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, a Toronto-based Army Reserve regiment, are given Coins of Remembrance to mark Remembrance Day.

Queen’s Own Rifles coins ‘a sacred obligation’ to their Fallen

Toronto, Ontario — A 20-year-old tradition of honouring 160 years of their Regimental Fallen with commemorative Coins of Remembrance is still going strong at the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada (QOR).
November 26, 2019

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Our History

The 49th (Sault Ste. Marie) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, began as the 51st Regiment in 1913 - renamed the 51st Regiment Soo Rifles in February 1914. The creation of this regiment marked what is known as the official beginning of the group that would later become known as the 49th Field Artillery Regiment. Given guard duty at the Sault Ste Marie Canal during World War I, many members of The Soo Rifles volunteered with the Canadian forces overseas, earning the Regiment six battle honours. During World War II, many members of the then titled Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment transferred to the 1st Canadian Division for service in Europe.

Members of the 49th have participated in the Boer Wars, both World Wars, and as reinforcements for the Regular Army in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in the Middle East, Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Regiment has also participated in civil rescue and rehabilitation operations, including flood-fighting efforts in Southern Manitoba and the Ice Storm of 1998 in Eastern Ontario. The Regiment was granted the Freedom of the City of Sault Ste. Marie on July 1st, 1967.

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