The Brockville Rifles

Unit Identification

The Brockville Rifles crest


"Always prepared"

Who We Are

The Brockville Rifles is an Infantry Regiment of the Canadian Army Primary Reserve.  The Brockville Rifles is one of 15 units of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a Reserve Brigade located in Eastern and Northern Ontario.

As a unit of the Primary Reserve, The Brockville Rifles trains to conduct domestic operations in support of civil authorities.  The unit also provides individual augmentees to support domestic and international operations conducted by the Regular Force.

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Please do not hesitate to call us for more information! We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.


Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (Sept-May): 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Paul D'Orsonnens

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Arthure McKenzie, CD

Our History

The formation of The Brockville Rifles pre-dates Canadian Confederation. The Brockville Rifles officially came into being on October 5th, 1866. No outline of the Regimental history would be complete without consideration of the Militia Units which lived and fought along the St. Lawrence River and in the northern states in the years prior to Confederation.

The Canadian Military tradition is essentially that of the citizen soldier – the Militiaman. The development of a substantial Regular Force is a very recent occurrence in the history of the Canadian Nation. A glance at a map will indicate that the City of Brockville, situated in Leeds County, lies along the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. When, at the close of the American War of Independence, the remnants of the Loyalists regiments moved north to British Territory, it was to this area that they came. Among these units were: Roger’s Rangers, Jessop’s Corps and the Kings’ Royal Regiment of New York.

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For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

The Brockville Rifles
Brockville Armoury
144 King St. East
Brockville, ON K6V 1C2

Telephone: 613-342-2755

Hours of Operations

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday evenings (Sep - May): 7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

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