15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA

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Whither right and glory lead

The 15th Field Artillery Regiment of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) is an Army Reserve Artillery Regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG) and 3rd Canadian Division. We are located in Vancouver, B.C. at the Bessborough Armoury.

The 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA originated on February 2,1920 as ‘15th Brigade, CFA’ as requested by the Otter Committee but re-designated to its’ current title on April 12,1960.

The Regiment is one of two artillery units among the 11 units that comprise 39 Canadian Brigade Group and the only artillery unit on the Vancouver Mainland.

As an artillery unit, the 15th Artillery Regiment, RCA has a significant role in celebrating events such as Canada Day and Remembrance Day by firing the 21-gun salute in honour of Canada and its history.

Join Our Unit

We train on Wednesday nights 7- 10 pm. 39 CBG is the largest Army formation in British Columbia with 11 Units throughout the province. We are actively recruiting officers and non-commissioned members with technical interests to fill part-time positions:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be a least 16 years of age (and have parental consent)
  • Must have a minimum Grade 10 education (or higher depending on entry plan)

For further information about fulltime and part-time employment opportunities with the Canadian Armed Forces go to Forces.ca, or contact a 39 CBG unit recruiter directly at 604-694-6390.

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel B.A. Purcell
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer G.M. Dempsey


Members of the Regiment have served on United Nations peacekeeping operations in Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia, Haiti, and most recently with NATO forces in Afghanistan.

Members had also served on Operation PODIUM, to provide security for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Members of our unit also participate in Op PALACI each year.

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Contact Us

15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
2025 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6J 2C7
Phone: 604-666-4370

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