The Ontario Regiment (RCAC)

Unit Identification

The Ontario Regiment crest

FIDELIS ET PARATUS

"Faithful and ready"

Who We Are

The Ontario Regiment is an armoured reconnaissance regiment located in Oshawa. The Regiment is part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Army.

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Unit Parade Night: Tuesday evenings: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

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Command Team

Commander, The Ontario Regiment

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Rostek

Sergeant Major, The Ontario Regiment

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer D.W. Munroe, MMM, CD

History

The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) is one of the oldest continuously serving regiments in Canada and one of the senior armoured regiments. Militia units have existed in what is now the Region of Durham since the earliest days of the 19th century.

In 1856, A Highland Rifle Company was raised by Captain James Wallace, in Whitby, and became Number 6 Company of the 2nd Battalion, volunteer Militia Rifles of Canada, later named "The Queen's Own Rifles of Toronto" in April 1860. During the period of national tension that gripped Canada in the early 1860's, other volunteer militia infantry companies were formed in Ontario County. In 1862, two formed in Oshawa, two in Whitby and one each in Prince Albert, Greenwood, Uxbridge, Columbus and Brooklin. Many men were mobilized for service during the tensions of 1864-1866, when Fenian invaders massed south of the Niagara Frontier. The Oshawa Rifle Company took part in the Battle of Ridgeway, in June 1866, as part of a Provisional Battalion of Ontario Infantry.

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Equipment

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

Contact Us

The Ontario Regiment
Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury
53 Simcoe St. North
Oshawa, ON L1G 4R9

Telephone: (905)-721-4000

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday evenings: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m

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