The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)

Unit Identification

The Halifax Rifles Badge

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Location

The Halifax Rifles (RCAC)
Halifax Armouries
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS
B3K 5X5
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The Halifax Rifles, Halifax Armouries

The Halifax Rifles (RCAC), Halifax Armouries

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 Halifax
Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: Hfx_Army_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

We train in Halifax from September to June on Tuesday 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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Who We Are

The Halifax Rifles (RCAC) is a Primary Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces. The regiment headquarters is in Halifax, NS.

The Armoured Reconnaissance is the eyes and ears of the advancing friendly forces. Usually deployed 5 - 50 km in front of the main body. Their primary role is to obtain accurate information on the enemy and the ground in all phases of war and pass it back quickly to the higher command. Trained in observation and surveillance, Armoured officers are given the freedom to use their initiative and training to execute this task, normally while leading groups of 3 - 21 people. Armoured Soldiers operate and maintain armoured fighting vehicles, its weapon systems and its communication equipment. Members of armoured reconnaissance units are highly-adaptable decision makers trained to manoeuvre in enemy territory undetected, collecting and reporting information on the enemy.

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 - Lieutenant-Colonel G.A. Melville, CD
Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer J.R. Mills, CD

Contact Us

The Halifax Rifles (RCAC) Recruiting
PO Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS
B3K 5X5

Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: hfx_army_recruiting@forces.gc.ca

News

Sergeant  Rodney Tatchell serving as part of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Gagetown units are a different kind of busy

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Captain Matt Bernhardt has a good mental snapshot to illustrate the pace of life within his unit, 4 Artillery Regiment (General Support) Royal Canadian Artillery [4 Regt (GS)]: “Between July and December of last year, I was not home for more than about two weeks at a time. My last water bill was $15.”
June 6, 2018

Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. (Jocelyn) Paul

Understanding identities: a talk with Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul

Ottawa, Ontario — Being an Indigenous member of the Canadian Army has brought many advantages to one of Canada’s most senior officers.
May 23, 2018

The newly re-designed 5th Canadian Division Support Group badge

New Visual Identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown’s Support Formation

Gagetown, New Brunswick — A new visual identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Group (5 CDSG) was unveiled on May 9th, 2018 during the 60th anniversary gala dinner for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
May 10, 2018

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Our History

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Halifax Rifles is an Armoured Reconnaisance Unit of the Canadian Forces Reserve. The Halifax Rifles began as one of six independent volunteer rifle companies that formed on 23 December 1859.  On 14 May 1860, these companies formed The Halifax Volunteer Battalion. Throughout the next century, the battalion’s name went through 5 iterations before finally settling on The Halifax Rifles (RCAC) in 1958.

The role of the armoured reconnaissance unit is to obtain timely and accurate information which both satisfies the commander’s information requirements and is received quickly enough to be incorporated in the commander’s operational planning process.

Members of armoured reconnaissance units are highly-adaptable decision makers trained to manoeuvre in enemy territory undetected, collecting and reporting information on the enemy.

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