42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA

Unit Identifiation

42nd 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

Phone: 613-732-4470, Ext. 209
Email: 42FdRegt.Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Every other weekend

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA, is an artillery regiment located in Pembroke, Ontario.  It is one of two artillery units in 33 Canadian Brigade Group, the Army Reserve formation in eastern and northern Ontario.  The Regiment is comprised of full-time and part-time soldiers from both the Regular Force and Reserve Force.

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

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hardwick, CD
  • Chief Warrant Officer Dennis Franken, CD

Contact Us

42nd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
Pembroke Armoury
177 Victoria St.
Pembroke, ON K1A 0K2

Phone: 613-732-4470

Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

News

Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Claiming her place: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Ottawa, Ontario —Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer has claimed her place on the vanguard of greater representation of high-ranking women officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in general and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) in particular.
October 23, 2017

From swimming to the big guns’ sheer firepower: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

October is Women’s History Month in Canada and this year’s theme is “Claim your place”. Since Confederation 150 years ago, many capable and strong women have claimed their rightful places in our country’s proud history, including those serving in the Canadian Army (CA). Here is the second part of a profile of one such woman, Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer, a member of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA). Refer to Related Links to see the first article.
October 23, 2017

Canadian Army to conduct a Joint International Counter Explosive Threat Exercise

October 16, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
October 16, 2017

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Our History

The Regiment was formed on 5 October 1866, as the 42nd Brockville Battalion of Infantry with companies in Almonte, Brockville, Perth, Fitzroy, Landsdowne and Smiths Falls. In 1871, the Pembroke Infantry Company became the Battalion’s seventh company. In 1870, the Battalion (with its attached Brockville and Ottawa Battery (Railway) of Garrison Artillery) was called out on active service during the Fenian Raids. In the same year, a small detachment deployed with the Red River Expedition. The Battalion was reorganized in 1897, as the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Battalion of Infantry located in the counties of Lanark and Renfrew. The Battalion was renamed the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment in 1900.

During World War I, the 130th Battalion, CEF (1915) and the 240th Battalion, CEF (1916) were formed, and proceeded to England where they were absorbed into Reserve Units. In addition, men were sent to the 1st Contingent (2nd Bn CEF), the 21st, 38th, 77th, 80th and Forestry Battalions of the CEF. Following the war, the Regiment was re-organized in 1922, as The Lanark and Renfrew Regiment. In 1927, the Regiment was designated as a highland infantry unit and named The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment. It was allied to the Imperial Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) in 1928.

During World War II (1942), the Regiment was divided into two battalions. The 1st Battalion was mobilized for active service and was employed on home defence on the East and West coasts, until disbanded in October of 1943. Meanwhile, in July 1944, 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in Italy was reorganized and became the 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Infantry Battalion. On 11 November 1944, it was announced that the Battalion would be re-designated The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment. The Regiment served in the Italian Campaign and landed in France on 5 Mar 1945. Shortly thereafter, it was re-designated 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish).

In 1946, the Regiment was re-roled as a Light Anti-Aircraft Unit and became the 59th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish). The Regiment returned to its Infantry roots in 1959, becoming The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment. The Regimental Birthday of 1992 saw the Regiment becoming Air Defence (Anti-Aircraft) again. Its new name became 1st Air Defence Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA, and regimental personnel came from both the Regular and Reserve Force (it became a “Total force Unit”).

In 2006, 1st Air Defence Regiment (The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA was converted to field artillery. The new name of the Regiment became 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA. This change was officially authorized in 2010. The Regiment was allied to the The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2009.

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