1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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Join Our Team

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.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

We are an infantry Battalion consisting of two companies and a Battalion Headquarters, "A" Company consisting of 3 platoons plus a recce platoon and Company Headquarters, and "B" Company which is Training/Headquarters Company and Battalion Headquarters (Command Group) located in St. John's, NL.

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: Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Heale
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer Wayne Allen

Contact Us

1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Building 311, Pleasantville
St. John's, NL
A1C 6B5

News

Marking the end of the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration 2017

September 15, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
September 15, 2017

candidates apply camouflage paint to their faces

Nova Scotia students to receive academic credit for military training

September 7, 2017 – Halifax
September 8, 2017

ATV training,Rankin Inlet, Operation NANOOK 2017

Intelligence Operators were key contributors to the Land Component Command element deployed to Operation NANOOK

Corporal Gregory Arsenault and Corporal Iain MacSween provided the intelligence support for the land component of Operation NANOOK 2017 (Op NANOOK 17) in Labrador. 
August 15, 2017

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Our History

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments in Canada. It was the only Colonial Regiment to receive the prefix "Royal" during the First World War, and the first in the history of the British Army to receive such an honour during hostilities. The Regiment was also the first Canadian Regiment to receive the Queen’s, and Regimental Colours. It has the distinction of bearing on it’s Regimental Colour the Battle Honour "Gallipoli" which no other Regiment in North America carries.

Newfoundlanders have served their Sovereign on many occasions. The first full-time Regiment to be raised was in 1780. This Regiment lasted until 1783 under the title of His Majesty's Newfoundland Regiment of Foot. Again in 1795 a Regiment was embodied, entitled The Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry and played a prominent part during the War of 1812. Covering themselves with glory from such battles as Lundy’s Lane, York (now Toronto), Stoney Creek (now Hamilton), Lake Erie, Michillmackinac, Niagara, Chrysler’s Farm, Ogdensburg, Fort Erie and many others.

On October 24th 1949, almost 30 years after it was disbanded following the First World War, authority was granted by King George VI to remuster The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, as a Militia Unit of the Canadian Forces. Today as Citizen Soldiers the men of the Regiment are proudly and efficiently doing a job of real importance in their community and for the security of the nation by serving on Humanitarian Assistance, Peacekeeping and peace support Operations throughout the world.

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