56th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT
"Whither right and glory lead"
Who We Are
56th Field Artillery Regiment (RCA) is an artillery unit of the Canadian Army Reserve with batteries in Brantford, St. Catharines and Simcoe. It is composed mainly of part-time soldiers who serve one evening a week, one weekend a month, and several weeks during the summer.
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Phone: 905-685-6777 extension 3532
Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Christopher, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Paul Elliott M.M.M., CD
The 56th Field Artillery Regiment has its beginning with the 10th Battery, formed on December 6th, 1861 as the Volunteer Militia Field Battery of Artillery of Port Colborne. Another element, the 32nd Battery, C. F. A. was formed in April 1912.
In the First World War, the 10th Battery was part of the 3rd Brigade of the First Division. The 32nd Battery formed the nucleus of the 13th Battery of the 4th Brigade of the Second Division. Both batteries later became part of the Fourth Division.
For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.
56th Field Artillery Regiment
Sergeant William Merrifield VC Armoury
18 Brant Ave.
Brantford, ON N3T 3G5
69th Battery, 56th Field Artillery Regiment
27 Grigg Drive
Simcoe, ON N3Y 4L1
10th Battery, 56th Field Artillery Regiment
St. Catharines Armoury
81 Lake Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 5X3
Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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