49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

Royal Canadian Artillery Badge

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

 

Location

Sault Ste. Marie Armoury
1 Garrison Way
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6B 3E6

Sault Ste. Marie Amoury

Sault Ste. Marie Amoury

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sgt Peter Hocken
Phone: 705-541-5250
Email: 49fdregt.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

September to May/June:

  • Tuesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons

Vehicles

See a list of Canadian Army Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

49th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (49th Fd Regt) is a Primary Reserve unit of 33 Canadian Battle Group (33 CBG) located in Sault Ste. Marie. The role of which is to train artillery unit members to provide indirect fire in the support of Army operations augmenting Canada's Regular Force both domestically and on expeditionary operations.

Primarily, new members 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 R.J. Lambert, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer K.J. McCracken, CD

Contact Us

49th Field Artillery Regiment
1 Garrison Way
Sault Ste. Marie, ON  P6B 3E6

Phone: 705-541-5200, Ext. 5232
Email: 49fdregt.recruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

The co-curators of the Governor General’s Foot Guards Regimental Museum stand among artifacts.

‘It’s always been a partnership’ for Foot Guards museum curators

Ottawa, Ontario — You could say Estelle Lane married the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) right along with her husband, Master Warrant Officer (Retired) Martin Lane, who was a member for 15 years, but the fact is, she became a part of the family even before the pair made it official in 1967.
August 13, 2019

Bald eagle

Species at risk in good hands at Ottawa’s Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre

Ottawa, Ontario — The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training.
July 23, 2019

Traditional sunset ceremony at Parliment Hill

Charge into summer with Fortissimo

Ottawa, Ontario — It couldn’t have been called pianissimo, which means “play it delicately.”
July 15, 2019

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Our History

The 49th (Sault Ste. Marie) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, began as the 51st Regiment in 1913 - renamed the 51st Regiment Soo Rifles in February 1914. The creation of this regiment marked what is known as the official beginning of the group that would later become known as the 49th Field Artillery Regiment. Given guard duty at the Sault Ste Marie Canal during World War I, many members of The Soo Rifles volunteered with the Canadian forces overseas, earning the Regiment six battle honours. During World War II, many members of the then titled Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment transferred to the 1st Canadian Division for service in Europe.

Members of the 49th have participated in the Boer Wars, both World Wars, and as reinforcements for the Regular Army in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in the Middle East, Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and elsewhere. The Regiment has also participated in civil rescue and rehabilitation operations, including flood-fighting efforts in Southern Manitoba and the Ice Storm of 1998 in Eastern Ontario. The Regiment was granted the Freedom of the City of Sault Ste. Marie on July 1st, 1967.

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