The Fort Garry Horse

Unit Information

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Army Reserve

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Join Our Team

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.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant David Szczerski
Phone: 204-833-2705, Ext. 3841
Email: david.szczerski@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

We train on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., from Spetember to June.

Who We Are

The Fort Garry Horse is an Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment in Canada’s Army Reserves.  From its home at McGregor Armoury in Winnipeg, the soldiers train as drivers, observers, gunners, and commanders of reconnaissance vehicles. 

The Fort Garry Horse has deployed personnel across Canada in domestic operations fighting fires and floods, but have also deployed internationally to serve in places like Afghanistan and the Balkans. 

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel D.R. Koltun, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer R.C. Jones, CD

Contact Us

The Fort Garry Horse
McGregor Armoury
551 Machray Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 1A8

Phone: 204-833-2705

News

Private Elias McNab, his mother Denise Machiskinic and his stepfather Eric Machiskinic

Bold Eagle 2018 graduation seen as a ‘family tradition’

Wainwright, Alberta — Three graduates from two generations of the same Indigenous family have nothing but praise for the Canadian Army’s Bold Eagle program, which wrapped up its 29th annual course with a graduation ceremony that showcased  Indigenous cultural performances and military tradition on August 16, 2018.
October 11, 2018

Retired Airborne Gunner Paul Gauci, 92, receives a commemorative Airborne Gunners coin

Retired Airborne Gunner, 92, receives honour from comrades

Shilo, Manitoba — An alumnus of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) has been given a special honour by his comrades to mark an eventful 27-year career.
October 10, 2018

Lieutenant Kevin Little instructs an infantry soldier

Infantry members hone mortar skills at Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Shilo, Manitoba — It’s not often you see infantry milling about the gunline at Canadian Forces Base Shilo in Manitoba, but that’s exactly what was going on during a three-week mortar detachment member course run in June 2018 by 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1 RCHA).
September 27, 2018

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Our History

The Fort Garry Horse originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 15 April 1912, when the 34th Regiment of Cavalry was authorized to be formed. In October 1958, a new Regular regiment of the Fort Garry Horse was formed at Camp Petawawa, Ontario. Equipped with the Centurion tank, the regiment served in Germany from 1962 to 1965. The regiment then moved to Calgary where it remained until it was deactivated in 1970.The Militia Regiment gave up its Shermans in 1969 and has served as a reconnaissance regiment ever since, using vehicles such as the M38 jeep, the Iltis and the G-Wagon.

Continue reading: The Fort Garry Horse History.

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