1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Unit Identification

1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Badge

   

Location

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building
115 the boulevard
St. John's, NL  A1A 0P5

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are regularly hiring and provide excellent career employment opportunities. Please call us for more job 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 Sarah Parkes
Phone: 709-733-3777
Email: P-SJS.ArmyReserveRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday 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:

  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Military Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

We are an infantry Battalion consisting of two companies and a Battalion Headquarters, "A" Company consisting of 3 platoons plus a recce platoon and Company Headquarters, and "B" Company which is Training/Headquarters Company and Battalion Headquarters (Command Group) located in St. John's, NL.

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

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Furlong
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer Edward Nolan

Contact Us

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander W. Anthony Paddon Building
115 the boulevard
St. John's, NL  A1A 0P5

Phone: 709-733-3777

News

Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow receives the Commander’s Coin for her service as an Honorary from then-Commander Canadian Army Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier during the National Council of Honoraries in Ottawa on July 6, 2019.

Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow retiring after 14 years with 37 Service Battalion

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow has been a leader in her civilian life – a life filled with philanthropic work that has been recognized nationally (she was named to the Order of Canada in 2005), provincially (the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018), and locally (an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Memorial University in 2014).  
October 1, 2019

Second Lieutenant (Retired) Yueshuang Zhu

Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

Ottawa, Ontario — A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.
September 3, 2019

The Change of Command scrolls are signed

Lieutenant-Colonel Kathy Haire becomes first woman Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School

Gagetown, New Brunswick — There is always great pride and celebration when there is a change of command parade at The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School (RCAS), but on June 21, 2019 when the RCAS’s first woman commandant took command, a new page of history was turned.
July 8, 2019

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Our History

The Royal Newfoundland Regiment is one of the oldest Regiments in Canada. It was the only Colonial Regiment to receive the prefix "Royal" during the First World War, and the first in the history of the British Army to receive such an honour during hostilities. The Regiment was also the first Canadian Regiment to receive the Queen’s, and Regimental Colours. It has the distinction of bearing on it’s Regimental Colour the Battle Honour "Gallipoli" which no other Regiment in North America carries.

Newfoundlanders have served their Sovereign on many occasions. The first full-time Regiment to be raised was in 1780. This Regiment lasted until 1783 under the title of His Majesty's Newfoundland Regiment of Foot. Again in 1795 a Regiment was embodied, entitled The Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry and played a prominent part during the War of 1812. Covering themselves with glory from such battles as Lundy’s Lane, York (now Toronto), Stoney Creek (now Hamilton), Lake Erie, Michillmackinac, Niagara, Chrysler’s Farm, Ogdensburg, Fort Erie and many others.

On October 24th 1949, almost 30 years after it was disbanded following the First World War, authority was granted by King George VI to remuster The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, as a Militia Unit of the Canadian Forces. Today as Citizen Soldiers the men of the Regiment are proudly and efficiently doing a job of real importance in their community and for the security of the nation by serving on Humanitarian Assistance, Peacekeeping and peace support Operations throughout the world.

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