1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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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

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


Captain Greg Gallant, curator of The Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum

Rule-breaking photos offer a candid look at the First World War

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island — Discipline is fundamental to every military force, but one soldier who broke the rules did historians a great favour when he smuggled a camera to the front and captured an unfiltered, soldier’s-eye view of the conflict.
August 9, 2017

Participants of the Fish Friends Field Day at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSG) Gagetown

Something’s fishy at the Gagetown base – and that’s a good thing!

Oromocto, New Brunswick — On June 6th, 2017 as part of Canadian Environmental Week activities, over 300 students were invited to 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown to release salmon fry into Lindsay Brook.
August 8, 2017

The 4 Engineer Support Regiment contingent

Commemorating the No. 2 Construction Battalion’s 101st anniversary

Pictou, Nova Scotia — On July 8th, 2017, 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4 ESR) participated in the No. 2 Construction Battalion commemoration festivities in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The No. 2 Construction Battalion has deep-seated Canadian military history and a special link to 4 ESR.
July 31, 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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