5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

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BGen D.A. Macaulay
Commander, 5th Canadian Division

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Who we are

5th Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) is one of the six major formations that report to Army Headquarters in Ottawa.

5 Cdn Div is comprised of both Regular Force and Primary Reserve units in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.  It is responsible for Canadian Army operations and activities throughout Atlantic Canada and provides the Canadian Army with unique combat support enablers drawn from units from coast-to-coast.

Formations and Units

In addition to four 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, while the headquarters of the Canadian Combat Support Brigade is situated in Kingston, Ontario.

The current area strength is approximately 6630 personnel, comprising about:

  • 2080 Regular Force members,
  • 2960 Reserve Force members,
  • 970 Canadian Rangers, and
  • 620 civilian personnel.

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Command Team

Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, MSM, CD

Commander
Brigadier-General D.A. Macaulay, OMM, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer S.E. Croucher, MMM, CD

Division CWO
Chief Warrant Officer S.E. Croucher, MMM, CD

Contact Us

5th Canadian Division
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS  B3K 5X5
902-427-7576

News

Soldiers from 4th Artillery Regiment

Reservists wanted to ‘fill in the gaps’ at Gagetown

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Canadian Army (CA) Reserve Force members may only serve part-time, but officers from one of the Army’s busiest centres say their help is both very much needed and highly valued.
April 27, 2018

The Medium Range Radar (MRR) system

Medium Range Radar: a portable, powerful addition to the Canadian Army toolbox

Ottawa, Ontario — Recent military operations in places like Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that smaller – even improvised – weapons are both difficult to detect and deadly.
April 19, 2018

The Leopard 2 Armoured Engineering Vehicle

New Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicle is ‘the natural evolution’

Edmonton, Alberta — As part of the Force Mobility Enhancement (FME) project, the Canadian Army (CA) began receiving 18 new and improved Leopard 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (Leo 2 AEVs) in late fall 2017 to provide critical support to the CA’s Leopard 2 main battle tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles, Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles and future fleets.
April 12, 2018

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