4th Artillery Regiment (General Support), RCA

Unit Identification

4th Air Defence Regiment Badge




"Whither right and glory lead"

The role of the Regiment since reorganization has been to provide a SHORAD battery to defend a brigade group deployed in support of UN or coalition operations, other deployed elements of the CF and a Divisional Air Defence Cell / Airspace Coordination Centre as part of a deployed Joint Task Force Headquarters.

Members of the 4th Artillery Regiment (General Support) have deployed on OP PODIUM, the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, OP CADENCE, the G8 / G20 Summits, OP HESTIA, Haiti, and OP CROCODILE, Democratic Republic of Congo; while continuing support to OP ATHENA, TF Afghanistan, with ASCC, SUAV and individual augmentation to RC(S).

Command Team

Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Krista (K.L.A.) Bouckaert
Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer Jean-Claude Sénécal

Our History

4th Artillery Regiment (General Support) was first formed on 27 November 1987 under authority of the Minister of National Defence. The Regiment was located at CFB Lahr and CFB Baden, Federal Republic of Germany. Its role at that time was to provide low level air defence for designated airfields and brigade groups within Canadian Forces Europe. The Regiment was established with a Headquarters, three Air Defence Batteries and a specialised second-line maintenance workshop. The authorized personnel establishment of the Regiment was some 620 all ranks.

The creation of 119 Air Defence Battery was authorized by the Minister of National Defence on 29 July 1985 with manpower and equipment obtained from the disbanding of Y Battery, 2 RCHA. The new battery - comprised of three Blowpipe troops, a command and recce element - was assigned the role of providing very low level air defence to a task force and to 5e Group Brigade du Canada (5 GBC).

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Contact Us

4th Artillery Regiment (General Support), RCA
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Oromocto, NB E2V 4J5
Phone: 506-422-2000 ext 7263

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