5th Canadian Division - Atlantic Canada

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Patch - 5 Cdn Div

5th Canadian Division Patch 

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

MISSION: Ready Resources @ hand 

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

Backgrounder: Canadian Combat Support Brigade to complete transfer of command

Halifax, Nova Scotia — 5th Canadian Division’s Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB) will be operating at full strength following a ceremony on April 5th at 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown, marking the addition of three units to its formation.
April 3, 2018

Members of the Influence Activities Task Force

Multi-national exercise: Influencing through joint cooperation

Nienburg, Germany — Working with soldiers from 23 other NATO countries, a group of Canadian Army soldiers from the 5th Canadian Division Influence Activities Task Force (IATF) participated in Exercise JOINT COOPERATION 17, in Nienburg, Germany in the fall of 2017 to enhance expertise and compare best practices in civil-military relations.
March 27, 2018

Gunner Mark Nanneti

Canadian Army enhancing advanced winter warfare readiness in Labrador

March 2, 2018 – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – National Defence / 5th Canadian DivisionSoldiers from the 5th Canadian Division in Atlantic Canada, kicked off its annual advanced winter warfare, training Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN, today at 5 Wing Goose Bay in central Labrador.
March 2, 2018

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