116th Independent Field Battery, RCA

Unit Identification

Artillery Badge

QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT
Whither right & glory lead

Army Reserve

10 Field Artillery soldiers participate in the opening of the Regina Legislature

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

Name: Sergeant Kevin Allard
Phone: 1-800-757-3229
Email: kevin.allard@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

We generally parade every second weekend and on select weekday evenings between 7:00 pm -10:00 pm.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Vehicles:

  • Light Support Vehicle Wheel (LSVW)
  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)

Weapons:

 
See a complete list of Vehicles and Weapons.

Who We Are

116th Independent Field Battery, RCA in Kenora, Ontario, is a Primary Reserve unit part of 38 Canadian Brigade Group`s Artillery Tactical Group along with 26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, in Manitoba, and 10th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA, in Saskatchewan. Together, we recruit and train physically and mentally strong soldiers that can support Canada`s Defence Strategy.

We deploy soldiers on domestic operations (forest fires, floods, avalanche control, etc...) and expeditionary operations (Bosnia, Afghanistan, etc...) as well as support such local activities as Gun Salutes at the opening of the Legislature in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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 Shawn K. Fortin, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Master Warrant Officer Todd Appel, CD

Contact Us

116th Independent Field Battery, RCA
General Delivery Station Main
Kenora, ON
P9N 3W9

Phone: 1-800-757-3229
Email: kevin.allard@forces.gc.ca

News

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

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Our History

The 116th Independent Field Battery, RCA originated in Kenora, Ontario on April 1,1908, when the 98th Regiment was authorized to be formed. It was redesignated: The Rainy River and Kenora Regiment on March 12, 1920; and The Kenora Light Infantry on September 1,1921.


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