The Fort Garry Horse

Unit Information

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Location

McGregor Armoury
551 Machray Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2W 1A8

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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: Master Corporal Aaron Montgomery
Phone: 204-833-2705, Ext. 3841
Email: Aaron.Montgomery@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to 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.

Who We Are

The Fort Garry Horse is an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in Canada’s Army Reserves. From its home at McGregor Armoury in Winnipeg, the soldiers train as drivers, observers, gunners, and commanders of reconnaissance vehicles. 

The Fort Garry Horse has deployed personnel across Canada in domestic operations fighting fires and floods, but have also deployed internationally to serve in places like Afghanistan and the Balkans. 

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 D.R. Koltun, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer R.C. Jones, CD

Contact Us

The Fort Garry Horse
McGregor Armoury
551 Machray Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R2W 1A8

Phone: 204-833-2705

News

Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen is participating in the 2019 Canada Army Run

Army Run is Canada’s run, says Indigenous ambassador

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — For Chief Warrant Officer Joel Pedersen, Sergeant Major of the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Battle School and the Indigenous Advisor to the Brigade Commander, the Canada Army Run (CAR) half-marathon is nothing new. In fact, CAR 2019 will be his fourth time participating. What is new is the title he will carry at this year’s event: Indigenous Ambassador.
September 19, 2019

Aviator (Basic) Jade Lefebvre stands among an assortment of hockey gear

Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

Shilo, Manitoba — It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.
August 27, 2019

A Canadian Army soldier with her young daughter.

Supporting those who serve: Effective soldiers need strong families

Edmonton, Alberta — While members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) were working their way towards High Readiness, much was going on behind the scenes to ensure the soldiers and their families receive the support they need.
July 26, 2019

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Our History

The Fort Garry Horse originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 15 April 1912, when the 34th Regiment of Cavalry was authorized to be formed. In October 1958, a new Regular regiment of the Fort Garry Horse was formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario. Equipped with the Centurion tank, the regiment served in Germany from 1962 to 1965. The regiment then moved to Calgary where it remained until it was deactivated in 1970.The Militia Regiment gave up its Shermans in 1969 and has served as a reconnaissance regiment ever since, using vehicles such as the M38 jeep, the Iltis and the G-Wagon.

Continue reading: The Fort Garry Horse History.

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