2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

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Who We Are

2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR) is a mechanized infantry battalion that is under the command of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) and administered by Land Force Atlantic Area. Gregg Barracks, named for Victoria Cross winner Milton F. Gregg, is home to 2 RCR at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The name and location of the Barracks embody 2 RCR's strong historical link to the Fredericton area.

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Command Team

Commander, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Shane Murphy, CD

Sergeant Major, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer K.R. Venus, CD2

Our History

2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (2 RCR) is a mechanizied infantry battalion that is under the command of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2CMBG) and administered by Land Force Atlantic Area. Gregg Barracks, named for Victoria Cross winner Milton F. Gregg, is home to 2 RCR at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. The name and location of the Barracks embody 2 RCR's strong historical link to the Fredericton area.

The Royal Canadian Regiment has been closely associated with the Fredericton area since its formation as the Infantry School Corps in 1883. A portion of the original garrison can still be seen at Officer's Square in Fredericton which was the original home of A Company. In 1889, 2nd (Special Service) Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment was raised for service in the South African War. This marked the first time a unit of the Canadian Army served outside Canada.

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Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown
PO BOX 17000 STN Forces
Oromocto, NB
E2V 4J5

2 RCR headquarters is located in D-57, the Ortona Building on the corner of Beausejour and Hickory at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

Phone:

Battalion Duty Center: 506-422-2000 ext. 1401
2 RCR Welfare Section: 506-422-2000 ext. 3506
2 RCR Welfare Section Cell phone: 506-449-1712
RCR Padre: 506-422-2000 ext. 3606
Base Duty Chaplain: 506-422-2000 ext. 1491
5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown Military Police: 506-422-2000 ext. 1404

Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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