11th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

Unit Identification

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"Everywhere. Whither Right And Glory Lead"

11th Field Regiment is a reserve unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group, a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s Regular Force military by providing indirect artillery support.

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Sgt Tracy Pembleton
Email: Tracy.Pembleton@forces.gc.ca 
Phone: 519-824-0351, Ext. 3244
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel M.B. Armstrong, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer M.H. Coit, CD

Our History

In Wellington County, the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery evolved out of the traditional county militia that was already established. In 1857, the military units of in Wellington County were re-organized into the 1st Wellington Battalion. At the time this unit was designated to an infantry role, but in 1866 a militia artillery unit was formed in response to the raids into Canada by the Fenian Brotherhood. This was the first sign that Guelph would rise to become a true “Gunner’s Town.”

On July 20th 1866, the Guelph Garrison Battery was organized into No. 1 Company of the 30th Wellington Rifles. A short five years later the battery became an independent unit and renamed the Wellington Field Battery of Artillery. In 1878 a second section made up of students from the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph was formed, known as the Ontario Field Battery. In March 1880 the two Batteries were renumbered No. 11 and No. 16 Battery. In 1880 the Regiment was formed under the command of Major A.H. MacDonald. The Wellington Battery was commanded by Captain W. Nicholi while the Captain D. McCrae, the father of John McCrae, commanded the Ontario Battery.

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Contact Us

Guelph (Headquarters)

29th Field Battery
11th Field Regiment, RCA
7 Wyndam St. South
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 3N3

Phone: 519-824-0351, Ext. 3244

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

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Guelph Only).


11th Field Battery
11th Field Regiment, RCA
200 James St. North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8R 2L1

Phone: 905-972-4000, Ext. 2190 or Ext. 2194

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

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