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
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
While the scenarios are often fabricated, the training is very real!
September 10, 2014
Changing ammunition magazines during a 300 meter shoot doesn’t seem to interrupt anyone’s concentration as they fire 5.56mm NATO rounds at the Batouche Range, New Brunswick, on a sweltering hot dry day during try-outs for the 5th Canadian Division Shooting Team.
September 4, 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
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba during their visit May 18 to 21, 2014. Their Royal Highnesses will take part in events to mark important anniversaries of historical significance, including the centenary of the First World War, and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference in Prince Edward Island that led to the Confederation of Canada. Their programme will focus on Canadian achievement, commemorating Canada's past and celebrating its future.
May 20, 2014