Patrols

The 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group is responsible for the area of Newfoundland and Labrador. Its patrols are located throughout the sparsely populated northern and isolated areas of the province.

The Black Tickle Patrol

Located on an Island 60 km offshore from Cartwright at the mouth of Sandwich Bay in Labrador. Current effective strength is 22 with no positions available to be filled at this time. Patrol Commander is Sgt. Charles Morris, Patrol 2IC is MCpl Darryl Turnbull. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

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The Bonavista Patrol

Located on the North East Coast of Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Bonavista, Catalina, Plate Cove, Elliston, Kings Cove, Port Rexton, Port Union Red Cliff and Newmans Cove. Current effective strength is 28  with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Dwight Carew of Plate Cove and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Winston Porter of Elliston.

The Buchans Patrol

Located in Central Newfoundland approximate to the shores of Red Indian Lake. Patrol includes the communities of Buchans, Millertown, Buchans Junction and Badger. Current effective strength is 20 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Frank Quirk of Buchans Junction and 2IC is MCpl Mike Hurley of Buchans. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

The Burgeo Patrol

Located on the South West Coast of Newfoundland mid-way between Port aux Basque and the Burin Peninsula the Patrol includes the communities of Burgeo, Ramea, Francois and Grey River. Current effective strength is 28 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Clayton Ingram of Burgeo and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Garry Durnford of Burgeo.

The Cape Freels Patrol

Located on the North East Coast of Newfoundland at the entrance to Hamilton Sound the Patrol includes the communities of Aspen Cove, Musgrave Hr, Carmenville, Centerville, Gambo, Hare Bay, Ladle Cove, Lumsden, New Town, Noggin Cove, Pound Cove and Ragged Hr. Current effective strength is 29 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Curtis Hicks of Musgrave Hr. and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Keith Guy.

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The Cartwright Patrol

Located at the mouth of Sandwich Bay on the East Coast of Labrador the Patrol is a major shipping port between Newfoundland and Labrador. Current effective strength is 20 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt James Curl and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Audrey Pardy. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

The Channel Patrol

Located on the South West tip of Newfoundland the Patrol covers the gateway to mainland Canada via the Nova Scotia ferry. The Patrol includes the communities of Burnt Island, Cape Ray, Cordory Valley, Doyles, Grand Bay East, Isle Aux Mort, Margaree, Port Aux Basque and Rose Blanche. Current effective strength is 28 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Donald Churchill of Port Aux Basque and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Lloyd Taverner of Cape Ray.

The Churchill Falls Patrol

Located in Central Labrador approximately half way between Goose Bay in the East and Labrador City in the West, the Patrol covers one of the largest Hydro Power Producing facilities in the world. Current effective strength is 26  with 2 positions available to be filled at this time. Patrol Commander is Lt Oswald Dyson and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Benny Wells. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

The Clarenville Patrol

Located at North East Arm of Trinity Bay in Eastern Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Clarenville, Burgoynes Cove, Bloomfield, Hickmans Hr, Hillview, Hodges Cove, Lethbridge and Shoal Hr. Current effective strength is 28 with no positions available to be filled at this time. Patrol Commander is Sgt Garfield Marsh of Hickmans Hr and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Austin Adams of Shoal Hr.

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The Goose Bay Patrol

Located at the head of Lake Melville Labrador the Patrol covers Canadian Forces Base 5 Wing Goose Bay the site of international low level flight training. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 positions available to be filled at this time. Patrol Commander is Sgt Wilfred Stuckless and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Pat White.

The Hamilton Sound Patrol

Located South of Fogo Island on the North East Coast of Newfoundland and is centred in the Patrol AOR. It is surrounded by Gander Bay, Change Islands and Fogo Islands. Effective strength is 29 with 3 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt James Shea and Patrol 2IC is Cpl Shawn Baldwin.

The Hermitage Patrol

Located around Hermitage Bay on the South West Coast of Newfoundland between Fortune Bay and Bay D'Espoir the Patrol includes the communities of Hermitage, Gaultois, Harbour Breton, McCallum and Sandyville. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Ward Hollett of Hermitage and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Sandy Mullins of Harbour Breton. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol at Gaultois.

The Hopedale Patrol

Located on the North Coast of Labrador. Current effective strength is 13 with 7 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Dean Coombs and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Wayne Piercey. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

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The Jackson's Arm Patrol

Located on the West Coast of Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Jackson's Arm, Deer Lake, Hampden, Pasadena, Pollards Point and Sops Arm. Current effective strength is 17 with 3 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Randy House of Jackson's Arm and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Bruce Ropson of Deer Lake.

The Labrador City Patrol

Located in Western Labrador the Patrol includes the communities of Labrador City and Wabush. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Tony Stead and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Ken Fagan.

The Lewisporte Patrol

Located at the head of Notre Dame Bay in Central Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Lewisporte, Baytona, Birchy Bay, Botwood, Change Islands, Fogo, Gander, Horwood, Point Lemington, Seldom Come By, Stag Hr, Stanhope, Stonville, and Twillingate. Current effective strength is 29 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Lt Horace Lane of Lewisporte and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Ronald Bixby of Stag Hr.

The Makkovik Patrol

Located on the North Coast of Labrador. Current effective strength is 16 with 4 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Junior Andersen and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Mike Bishop. Makkovik also has a section of 8 Canadian Rangers in Postville. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

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The Marystown Patrol

Located on the Burin Peninsula of Southern Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Marystown, Burin, Burin Bay Arm, Creston South, Epworth, Fortune, Grand Bank, Lords Cove, Petite Forte, Point May and St. Bernards. Current effective strength is 25 with 5 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Lt Heb Moulton of Burin Bay Arm and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Larry Brewer of Epworth.

The Milltown Patrol

Located on the Southwest Coast at the head of Bay D'Espoir the Patrol includes the communities of Milltown, Conne River, Head Bay D'Espoir, St Alban's, English Hr. West, Wreck Cove, Coombs Cove, St. Jacques, Belleoram and Pools Cove. Current effective strength is 28 with no positions available. Patrol Commander is Sgt George Sutton Hr West and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Derrick Davidge. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol at Conne River.

The Nain Patrol

Located on the North Coast of Labrador the community is the northernmost occupied community in Labrador. Current effective strength is 14 with 6 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Henry Broomfield and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Sarah Webb.

The Port Hope Simpson Patrol

Located on the South Coast of Labrador at the mouth of the Alexis River the Patrol includes the communities of Port Hope Simpson, Charlottetown, Lodge Bay, Marys Harbour, St. Lewis and Williams Harbour. Current effective strength is 27 with 1 position available to be filled at this time. Patrol Commander is Sgt Derek Burden and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Donald Sampson. Sponsors 2 Junior Canadian Ranger Patrols.

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The Port Saunders Patrol

Located mid way up the Northern Peninsula West side the Patrol includes the communities of Port Saunders, Bear Cove, Black Duck Cove, Brig Bay, Castor River, Eddies Cove West, Flowers Cove, Green Island Brook, Hawkes Bay, Pine Cove, Plum Point, Reefs Harbour, River of Ponds and Sandy Cove. Current effective strength is 27 with 1 position available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Lorne Whalen and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Clyde Hoddnott.

The Postville Patrol

Located on the North coast of Labrador, Postville is a section of the Makkovik Patrol. Current effective strength is 8. Section Commander is Sgt Wilfred Lane. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

The Red Bay Patrol

Located on the South Coast of Labrador the Patrol includes the communities of Red Bay, Forteau, Lanse Au Clair, Lanse Au Loup, Pinware and West St. Modest. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 available positions to be filled. Patrol Leader is Sgt Ian Stone of Red Bay and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Harrison Barney of Lanse Au Loup. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

The Rigolet Patrol

Located on the North Coast of Labrador at the entrance to Lake Melville. Current effective strength is 17 with 3 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Oswald Allen and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Russell Palliser. Sponsors a Junior Canadian Ranger Patrol.

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The Rocky Harbour Patrol

Located on the South West side of the Northern Peninsula the Patrol includes the communities of Rocky Harbour, Birchy Head, Bonne Bay, Cow Head, Gillams, Mcivers, Norris Point, Parsons Pond, Sallys Cove, Trout River and Woody Point. Current effective strength is 25 with 3 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Harvey Payne of Cow Head and Patrol 2IC is MCpl George Goosney of Woody Point.

The Roddickton Patrol

Located on the North East coast of the Northern Peninsula the Patrol includes the communities of Roddickton, Bide Arm, Conche, Croque, Englee, Main Brook and St. Juliens. Current effective strength is 27 with 1 position available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Todd Curtis of Englee and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Ronald Twyne.

The Springdale Patrol

Located in Central/Western Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Springdale, Kings Point, La Scie, Little Bay/Halls Bay, Middle Arm, Pilleys Island, Port Anson, Rattling Brook, Roberts Arm, Sheppardville, Smiths Harbour, South Brook, Triton and White Bay/Brents Cove. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Paul Knight of South Brook and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Barry Dawe of Little Bay.

The St. Anthony Patrol

Located at the North end of the Northern Peninsula the Patrol includes the communities of St. Anthony, Cooks Harbour, Criquet, Gunners Cove, Noddy Bay, North Boat Harbour, Quirpon, Raleigh, Ship Cove and St. Anthony Bight. Current effective strength is 28 with no positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Lt David Simms of St Anthony and Patrol 2IC is Sgt Roy Coffin of St. Anthony.

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The St. Georges Patrol

Located in Western Newfoundland at the entrance to Flat Bay in Bay St Georges the Patrol includes the communities of St. Georges, Benoits Cove, Flat Bay, Halfway Point, Heatherton, Jeffreys, Lourdes, Mainland, Robinsons, Ship Cove, Stephenville and Stephenville Xing. Current effective strength is 26 with 2 positions available to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Normand Godin and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Francis Morris.

The Terra Nova Patrol

Located in Central/Eastern Newfoundland the Patrol includes the communities of Terra Nova, Bunyans Cove, Charlottetown, Eastport, Glovertown, Port Blandford, Sandringham, Traytown, Culls Harbour, Happy Adventure, Burnside, St Chad's, Salvage, St Brendan's, Cannings Cove, Musgravetown, Bloomfield and Sandy Cove. Current effective strength is 32 with no positions to be filled. Patrol Commander is Sgt Leslie Chaulk of Charlottetown and Patrol 2IC is MCpl Robert Payne of Sandringham.

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