Brigadier-General N. (Nicolas) Eldaoud
Brigadier-General J.D.G. (David) Henley
Chief Warrant Officer M.L. (Mark) Baisley
5th Canadian Division Headquarters
PO Box 99000, Stn Forces
Halifax, NS B3K 5X5
Phone: (902) 427-2577
Phone: (902) 427-7576
5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the six major formations that report to Army headquarters in Ottawa.
5 Cdn Div is responsible for all Army Regular and Reserve Force elements in the four Atlantic provinces, with the exception of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown, New Brunswick.
The mission of 5 Cdn Div is to generate and maintain, at designated states of readiness, combat ready, multi-purpose land forces to meet Canada’s defence objectives, both at home and abroad.
Members of 5 Cdn Div take part in continuous, challenging, individual and collective training to prepare them to achieve this mission.
In addition to three formations, 5 Cdn Div has a total of four Regular and 22 Reserve units, one combined Regular and Reserve Force unit, and five bands, situated in 30 separate communities throughout Atlantic Canada.
The current area strength is approximately 7000 personnel, comprising about
From eager young Cadet to senior Army leader: Brigadier-General Nicolas Eldaoud is proud to serve Canada and Canadians.
November 28, 2014
Moncton, New Brunswick – Descended from a long line of “strong independent and entrepreneurial women,” Elisabeth Rybak launched her first business at the tender age of 22 years and has never looked back. “When I was growing up, I was never taught that being female would create limits to my plans and ambitions, so it never occurred to me when I did establish my business that there would be limits just because I was a woman,” she says.
October 31, 2014
If you’ve been keeping up with sports in the military, you have likely heard of the Army Run, held every September in Ottawa. Sergeant Gilles Theriault, a supply technician from 31 Combat Service Support Company, 37 Service Battalion in Saint John, New Brunswick, is certainly well acquainted with it. This year marks his fourth time running in the half- marathon portion.
October 15, 2014
Canadian Army focused on peace support operations in Ukraine
October 7, 2014
Triumphant conclusion to Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration for top marksmen
October 1, 2014
Lublin Garrison, Lublin, POLAND, — Exercise MAPLE ARCH (Ex MA), an ongoing training exercise conducted by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with soldiers from Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine since 1999, has seen the world change many times. When Exercise MAPLE ARCH 1 took place, the western world was largely at peace.
September 22, 2014
Tradition of “chairing” continues at Connaught Range in Ottawa
September 19, 2014
Exercise SADDLING TREAD 2014, an annual 5th Canadian Divisions (5 Cdn Div) exercise, took place from 5-7 December 2014 in the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown Training Area near Oromocto, New-Brunswick
December 15, 2014
The North Shore (New Brunswick) RegimentOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, a ceremony was held at the KC Irving Centre in Bathurst, New Brunswick, to mark two very special occasions – a commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing and the formal rebadging of the 2nd Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment back to the historic North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment.
June 25, 2014