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

A Coyote Armored Patrol Vehicle

Battle Group Training, Wainwright style: Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018

Wainwright, Alberta — Approximately 5,500 military personnel participated in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2018 (Ex MR 18), which focused on validating three Level 6 headquarters from 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (5 CMBG) from 13 to 24 May at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alberta. This annual force-on-force collective training event is designed and delivered by the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC).
May 25, 2018

Corporal Rohringer during her deployment on Operation NUNALIVUT 2018

Military musician embraces her soldier skills during Operation NUNALIVUT

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Regardless of the military trade they choose, everyone who joins the Canadian Army (CA) is a soldier first.
May 9, 2018

Apollo, a bull bison

Earth Day: Wainwright’s heritage bison herd inspires Second Annual Bison Run

Wainwright, Alberta — You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd, according to the questionable wisdom of the late Texas country singer Roger Miller, but you could support Earth Day by running in the second annual Bison Run, if you’ve a mind to.
April 18, 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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