The Cape Breton Highlanders

Unit Identification

The Cape Breton Highlanders Badge

SIOL NA FEAR FEARAIL -- Breed of manly men
  

Location

Sydney

11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS
B1P 7G9
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Port Hawkesbury

24 Queen St Extension
Port Hawkesbury, NS
B9A 3T8

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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

Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Sydney
Phone: 902-563-7100 Ext. 7109 or Ext. 7110
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca 

Or contact

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

When We Train

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

From May to August, full-time summer employment is available.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

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Weapons:

See a complete list of Vehicles and Weapons.

Who We Are

The Cape Breton Highlanders (CBH) is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. Rich in the history of their Highlander descendants, CBH holds true to Scottish traditions through their dress uniforms with kilts and their team approach to mission success. The Regiment headquarters is located at the Victoria Park Armouries in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

As a member of an infantry platoon you will become a member of a dynamic team. You will learn how to professionally operate and maintain various types of weapons and equipment. The training may include Field Communication, Machine Gunner, Driver and Leadership courses. Also, you will learn field craft and battle procedures including, camouflage and concealment, internal security, patrolling, escape and evasion tactics, and also how to safely use explosives and pyrotechnics, communication and navigation systems.

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 W.K. Rudderham, CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer J.C. Merriam, CD

Contact Us

Sydney

11 Garrison Road
Victoria Park
Sydney, NS
B1P 7G9

Phone: 902-563-7100 Ext. 7110 or 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Port Hawkesbury

24 Queen St Extension
Port Hawkesbury, NS
B9A 3T8

Phone: 902-563-7100, Ext. 7110 or 7109
Email: Sydney_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

 

News

Sergeant Louis-Felix Cote

Army instructor ensures soldiers’ hardest days are in training, not on deployment

Oromocto, New Brunswick — A Canadian Army (CA) soldier who completed an intense resilience training program with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) likens the challenge to “trying to keep a candle lit in a blizzard” and says the experience has made him a better soldier and person.
August 7, 2018

Members of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School practice their shooting skills from a Leopard II tank at Firing Point 4

‘Tanks are cool’: Meet the Armour Corps School Commandant

Oromocto, New Brunswick — 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown is known as ‘The Home of the Army.’ Why? Because it is home to the Combat Training Centre (CTC), where virtually every Canadian Army (CA) soldier will visit for training at some point.
July 17, 2018

Corporal Jonathan Upsall of 37 Service Battalion and Alex Yorke of Nova Scotia Community College

Military and civilian teams battle to create gourmet dishes on Exercise SAFFRON 2018

Halifax, Nova Scotia — “Confit de Canard.” “Scallops with Butternut Squash Caponata.”
July 3, 2018

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Our History

The Battalion was organized on October 13, 1871 as The Victoria Provisional Battalion of Infantry from four independent companies.

Headquarters of this new unit was established at Baddeck, Victoria County, Cape Breton — hence the name. The ranks were filled predominantly by Highlanders, the descendants of Scots who had emigrated from the Duke of Argyll's estates.

Following the Second World War, the unit resumed its militia status. In 1954, along with Nova Scotia's two other Highland Regiments were amalgamated to form a single unit. On September 15th, the Cape Breton Highlanders Battalion was thus designated 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders and on June 21, 1955 2nd Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).  On 9 December 2010 it was organized as a separate regiment and redesignated The Cape Breton Highlanders.

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