116th Independent Field Battery, RCA

Unit Identification

Artillery Badge

Whither right & glory lead

The 116th Independent Field Battery, RCA unit is part of 38 Canadian Brigade Group, which is part of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve. The Battery currently draws people from as far as Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Fort Francis and Rainy River, giving this unit the largest geographical and yet the smallest population area of any Canadian Militia unit.

Since spring 2005, 10th Field Regiment, 26th Field Regiment and 116th Independent Field Battery have been grouped together as 38 Canadian Brigade Group's Artillery Tactical Group.

Join Our Unit

We train on weekends only. The Army Reserve is the part-time component of the Canadian Army. Most Army reservists work part-time for the Army and full-time at their civilian job. Others are full or part-time students. The Army Reserve has three main roles:

  • Provide the framework for mobilization or expansion by using existing Reserve units framework should the nation ever need to respond to a large crisis or an emergency
  • Connect with Canadians by strengthening the ties the Canadian Army Reserve has with local communities
  • Augment the full-time Army by providing soldiers, units or specialists.

The Army Reserve is progressively more active than it has been in years with an increased operational role in the Canadian contribution towards the maintenance of peace and stability in the world.

To apply you must meet the following basic eligibility requirements:

  • Canadian Citizen 16 years of age (with parental consent)
  • Minimum Grade 10 education (or higher depending on entry plan)

For more information call 1-866-GO-2-ARMY or email 38cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca.

For information about the Canadian Armed Forces or to apply online visit FORCES.CA.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel S.K. Fortin, CD
  • Battery Commander - Major J.G. Baker, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Master Warrant Officer T.M. Appel, CD

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel N.G.J. Dufresne

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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We use the C3 105-mm Howitzer towed by a Medium Support Vehicle System.

Contact Us

  • Mailing Address
    116th Independent Field Battery
    GD Station Main
    Kenora, Ontario
    P9N 3W9
  • Armoury Location
    Kenora Armoury
    800-11th Avenue North
    Kenora, Ontario
  • Phone: 1 807-468-6749
  • EMail
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