The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada - Infantry Regiment in Vancouver

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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: Sgt David Scrivens
Phone: 238- 888-3892
Email: seaforhtrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Contact a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada is Vancouver’s Reserve Infantry regiment, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, As a volunteer reserve force in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Seaforth highlanders have served in times of war, humanitarian and disaster relief and in peacekeeping efforts abroad, and during times of civil emergency at home.

The Regiment is comprised of volunteer soldiers who offer their time, their commitment to serve, their skills and their ever-lasting dedication to achieving the Canadian freedoms we enjoy today.

 The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada have served as volunteer soldiers, supporting Canada in civil defense, in every major Canadian Forces mission overseas, including both WWI and WW2, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan

Over time, tens of thousands of Vancouverites have proudly served as part of Canada’s Seaforth Highlanders, and have continually sought to maintain peace and prosperity.

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.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel Ed L. Haverstock, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer John MacKenzie, CD

Contact Us

The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
1650 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC
V6J 3G4
Phone: 604-225 2520, Ext. 2809
Email: seaforthrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

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

Sergeant Taylor Warren of The Fort Garry Horse

Employers take part in Army exercise alongside their Reservist employees

Winnipeg, Manitoba — When Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Superintendent Julie Baines came upon Sergeant Taylor Warren in his G-Wagon during Exercise ARMOURED BISON (Ex AB), she wasn’t quite sure she recognized him.
May 25, 2018

Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta

First-generation Canadian proud to represent the red and white

Thunder Bay, Ontario — For Thunder Bay Army Reservist Sergeant John Ta, wearing the maple leaf on his left arm is a reminder of the freedom and privileges that he enjoys daily in Canada.
May 16, 2018

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History

By the end of the Second World War, the Seaforths had collected a total of 25 battle honours. On the June 1, 1945, the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforths, which had spent the war in Home Defence tasks, was mobilized as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada for service in the invasion of Japan. Thankfully, the war came to an end before this invasion was mounted, and this unit was finally demobilized on the 1st of November 1945. When the victorious Seaforths returned home to Vancouver, over 200,000 people turned out to welcome them home, lining the streets from the train station to the Armoury on Burrard Street. Following the war, the Seaforths reverted to peace-time Reserve status, but continued training for civil defence tasks, and the Regiment even provided a rifle company that served with the Highland Brigade in Germany as part of Canada's NATO contribution.

History - Post Second World War

Since the Second World War Seaforth Highlanders have served in every major Canadian overseas mission, both as peacekeepers and warfighters.  Seaforths served in Egypt, Cyprus, the Golan Heights, Namibia, Croatia, and Bosnia.  Today, approximately half of the Regiment’s members have served in Afghanistan and more continue to volunteer for deployments every year.  On November 27, 2010, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada were presented with a new stand of colours; an event which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Regiment.  The old colours, with the Regiment since 1962, were replaced with a brand new stand, presented by The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. 

More Seaforth Highlanders History.

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