49th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

Royal Canadian Artillery Badge




"Whither right and glory lead"

Who We Are

49th Field Regiment is a unit of the Primary Reserve of the Canadian Army - 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 military.  The Regiment currently consists of over 100 soldiers ranging in ranks from Gunner to Lieutenant Colonel.

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.

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel V.L. Knox, CD


Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer S.B. Leask, CD

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

Contact Us

49th Field Artillery Regiment
375 Pine St.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 3E6

Telephone: 705-541-5200 x5226

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday Evenings: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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