30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

30th Field Artillery Regiment crest

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither Right and Glory Lead"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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

Name: Sgt Yasir Godatalla
Phone: 613-945-6814
Email: 30fd.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday evenings (September - June) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Who We Are

30 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (30 RCA) is a unit of 33 Canadian Battle Group (33 CBG), whose task is to augment Canada’s military with trained artillerymen and act as the National Capital Region’s salute troop. 

30 RCA is always hiring intelligent, fit, and confident men and women with an interest in dynamic and challenging training as artillery soldiers. Primarily, new members are High School or University students with time to work one evening a week and one or two weekends a month during the school year (Sept – May). Within their first few years of service, new members must also be available to attend full-time courses during the summer (Jul-Aug) where technical skills are acquired for employment on operations and training during the part-time training year.

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel D.C. Buchanan, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer W.R. Hall, CD

Contact Us

30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
307 De Niverville Rd
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K2

Phone: 613-993-7418
Email: 30fd.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Hours of Operation :
Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday evenings (Sept - May) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

News

Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta

First-generation Canadian proud to represent the red and white

Thunder Bay, Ontario — For Thunder Bay Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta, wearing the maple leaf on his left arm is a reminder of the freedom and privileges that he enjoys daily in Canada.
May 16, 2018

Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher is honoured at Blue Jays Stadium

Regimental Sergeant-Major enjoys rare Mother’s Day at ‘home’ with 40,000 strangers

Hamilton, Ontario — Her steadfast commitment to the Army Reserve has often complicated traditional family events, and this is one of the first Mother’s Days that Chief Warrant Officer Tracy-Ann Fisher has been able to enjoy with her family.
May 14, 2018

Corporal Rohringer during her deployment on Operation NUNALIVUT 2018

Military musician embraces her soldier skills during Operation NUNALIVUT

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Regardless of the military trade they choose, everyone who joins the Canadian Army (CA) is a soldier first.
May 9, 2018

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Our History

30th Field Regiment’s nickname, “The Bytown Gunners,” honours Ottawa, its hometown, which was originally named for its founder, Lieutenant-Colonel John By of the Royal Engineers, builder of the Rideau Canal. In September 1855, 30th Field Regiment was formed (as the volunteer Militia Field Battery of the City of Ottawa) to replace British troops withdrawn from the North American colonies to fight in the Crimean War.

30th Field Regiment is the oldest serving militia unit and the oldest military organization created by the Government of Canada. In 1866 and 1870, the 2nd Field Battery was called out for the Fenian Raids. The Bytown Gunners also contributed soldiers to the force that fought Louis Riel in 1885. 2nd Bty sent a two-gun section to the South African War in 1899.

In the First World War, the Bytown Gunners raised the 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. The Brigade Surgeon, Major John McCrae was serving as an artillery officer in May 1915 when he wrote In Flanders Fields.

In the Second World War, the Ottawa Field Brigade produced four batteries for overseas service, of which three saw action with the fourth seeing action as coastal defence in anticipation of a Japanese invasion force. The batteries saw action in Italy, North-West Europe, and the failed raid at Dieppe. Two famous Bytown Gunners were the late Chief Justice of Canada, Brian Dickson who lost a leg in Normandy and the famous author, George Blackburn.

Bytown Gunners fought during the Korean Conflict, and have served on various UN/NATO missions around the globe. The Regiment takes pride in its duty as National Salute Troop, firing salutes for special occasions such as Remembrance Day and Canada Day. In recent years, 30th Field Regiment has deployed over 30 troops on operations to Afghanistan.

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