3rd Field Artillery Regiment (The Loyal Company), RCA

Unit Identification

3rd Field Artillery Regiment Badge

UBIQUE

"Everywhere"

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT

"Whither right and glory lead"

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Army reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

September through to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, The Loyal Company, is an artillery regiment with a Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) and two Batteries (Bty).  The RHQ and one Bty are located in Saint John, NB with its second Bty located in Woodstock, NB. The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment provides indirect fire support (guns and mortars) to the Army.

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 - Major Luigi Andreola
  • Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Rene Parker

Contact Us

3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, The Loyal Company
The Barrack Green Armoury
60 Broadview Ave
Saint John, NB E2L 5C5


Phone: (506) 637-7789

News

Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke

One of the first Black Canadian women soldiers tells her story

Halifax, Nova Scotia — “You couldn’t get a job in a store or anywhere if you were Black, so we joined the Reserves,” said Corporal (Retired) Marelene Clyke.
February 16, 2018

Soldiers searching debris for survivors

Commander 5th Canadian Division on the Commemoration of the Halifax Explosion

December 4, 2017 – Halifax, Nova Scotia  – 5th Canadian Division – Canada’s Army in Atlantic Canada
November 28, 2017

a 33 metre pedestrian bridge

Military Engineers Complete Projects and Training Exercise in Cape Breton

The Canadian Army’s 4 Engineer Support Regiment celebrated the conclusion of Exercise NIHILO SAPPER 2017 today with the completion of several large construction projects.
November 22, 2017

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Our History

On May 4, 1793, the Loyal Company was formed in Saint John in response to the threat of attack by French privateers. In 1838 all artillery Batteries around the province were constituted into the New Brunswick Regiment of Artillery. This makes the Regiment the oldest continuous serving artillery unit in Canada.

The Regiment manned local defences during the War of 1812. Gunners volunteered for service during the Aroostook, or 'Pork 'n Beans' war. In 1866, the St. Andrews Battery, under Captain Osborn, was reformed in preparation against a Fenian attack. In June 1866, Captain Pick's Battery manned the guns at Partridge Island to defend Saint John from Fenian attack. The Carleton Martello Tower and Sand Cove beach were also defended.

The Regiment was placed on active service during the Great War 1914-1918. Over 2000 gunners were sent overseas, including the 4th and 6th Siege Batteries, the 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, and re-enforcement drafts of the 9th Siege Battery. The first Canadian killed during this war was Captain Ernest Jones who died on August 5, 1914 while serving with a British Regiment. Captain Jones had served with the Regiment in the 1890's, as had two brothers, one of whom commanded the Regiment.

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