Army in Atlantic Canada

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Patch - 5 Cdn Div

 

Commander

Brigadier-General N. (Nicolas) Eldaoud

Deputy Commander

BGen Henley

Brigadier-General J.D.G. (David) Henley

Sergeant Major

CWO Baisley

Chief Warrant Officer M.L. (Mark) Baisley

Contact

5th Canadian Division Headquarters
PO Box 99000, Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5

Phone:  (902) 427-2577

Media Inquiries

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.

Our Mission

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.

Formations and Units

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

  • 2400 Regular Force members,
  • 3100 Reserve Force members,
  • 700 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 700 civilian personnel.

Browse all Atlantic units and formations by location.

News

  • Exercise STALWART GOOSE 37 Canadian Brigade Group proves Arctic response capability

    More than 150 Reservists from 37 Canadian Brigade Group (37 CBG) challenged the austere conditions of the sub-arctic this March during Exercise STALWART GOOSE 14 (Ex SG 14) where temperatures dipped to –51°C and exposed skin could freeze in seconds.
    March 25, 2014

  • Flat Stanley completes a parachute jumpFlat Stanley – the Army in Atlantic Canada’s Newest Recruit

    Meet the Army in Atlantic Canada’s newest recruit – he’s 10 cm tall, ½ cm thick and weighs in at a feathery 4.5 grams.  Who is he?  He’s Flat Stanley.
    March 14, 2014

  • A short Light Over Snow Vehicle course was held for staff of the Joint Task Force Support Element in the training area of 5 Wing Goose Bay in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.5th Canadian Division Heads North to Labrador

    The 5th Canadian Division will be participating in Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN, a comprehensive winter-training exercise in areas around Happy Valley-Goose Bay, with long-range snowmobile patrols to Postville, Makkovik and Hopedale, Labrador.
    February 21, 2014

  • Mariners with the winners TrophyGagetown Warriors vs Halifax Mariners

    The Gagetown Warriors from the Canadian Army's 5th Canadian Division Support Base in Oromocto, NB, faced off Jan 26 against the CFB Halifax Mariners in the inaugural CF Atlantic Regional Challenge Cup.
    January 31, 2014

  • General Tom Lawson, Cpl Shawn Mulcahy and Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West and Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West. Commitment to fitness helps soldier overcome injury

    St. John’s, NL — Reservist Cpl Shawn Mulcahy was injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010.
    December 18, 2013

Photo Feature

  • Mariners with the winners TrophyGagetown Warriors vs Halifax Mariners

    The Gagetown Warriors from the Canadian Army's 5th Canadian Division Support Base in Oromocto, NB, faced off Jan 26 against the CFB Halifax Mariners in the inaugural CF Atlantic Regional Challenge Cup.
    January 31, 2014

  • Ross .303 rifleA piece of history: The Halifax Explosion rifle

    Reminders of the Halifax Explosion are scattered throughout Halifax and Dartmouth. The clock on the north face of Halifax City Hall stands frozen at 9:06 a.m., the exact moment of the explosion on December 6, 1917.
    December 6, 2013

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