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30th Field Artillery Regiment (Canada)

The 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA is a Canadian Army (Primary Reserve) artillery regiment located in Ottawa, Ontario, and is allocated to 33 Canadian Brigade Group, 4th Canadian Division. The unit parades at a new complex at the former CFB Ottawa (South) Uplands following the collapse of their former location at CFRB Dows Lake under the weight of snow in 2009. The unit performs ceremonial gun salute duties when required in the National Capital area, and is an operational field unit equipped with C3 105mm gun-howitzers.

30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery
Active9 May 1905-present
CountryCanada
BranchArmy
TypeField Artillery
SizeOne Regiment
Part ofRoyal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
Garrison/HQOttawa, Ontario
Nickname(s)"The Bytown Gunners"
Motto(s)Ubique. Quo fas et gloria ducunt. (Everywhere. Whither right and glory lead)
MarchQuick: British Grenadiers

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Allocated batteriesEdit

  • 1st Field Battery, RCA
  • 2nd Field Battery, RCA[1]

LineageEdit

Originated by/from the 2nd Ottawa Field Battery on 27 Sept, 1855

30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCAEdit

  • Originated 9 May 1905 in Ottawa, Ontario as the 8th Brigade of Field Artillery, CA
  • Redesignated 2 February 1920 as the 1st Brigade, CFA
  • Redesignated 1 July 1925 as the 1st Field Brigade, CA
  • Redesignated 3 June 1935 as the 1st Field Brigade, RCA
  • Redesignated 7 November 1940 as the 1st (Reserve) Field Brigade, RCA
  • Redesignated 1 March 1943 as the 1st (Reserve) Field Regiment, RCA
  • Redesignated 1 April 1946 30th Field Regiment, RCA
  • Redesignated 12 April 1960 30th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA[2]

There is no lineal connection to previous artillery units in Ottawa.[3] (British North American Act, 27 Sept 1855) basis for Artillery units continuously located in Ottawa since 1855, officially. Artillery unit established by British government prior to 1855.

Operational historyEdit

 
Artillery gun and crew

The Great WarEdit

1st Field Artillery Brigade, CFA, CEF was authorized on 6 August 1914 and embarked for Britain on 27 September 1914. It disembarked in France on 12 February 1915, where it provided artillery support as part of the 1st Canadian Division's Divisional Artillery in France and Flanders until the end of the war. The brigade disbanded on 23 October 1920.[4]

War In AfghanistanEdit

The regiment contributed individual augmentees to the various Task Forces which served in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2014.[5]

PrecedenceEdit

See alsoEdit

In 2013, the Regiment officially established and had certified, a Regimental museum called The Bytown Gunners Firepower Museum. Since that time, this museum has continued to develop into a significant OMMC military museum open to the general public based upon reservations.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  2. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  3. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  4. ^ Canadian Forces Publication A-DH-267-003 Insignia and Lineages of the Canadian Forces. Volume 3: Combat Arms Regiments.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-12. Retrieved 2014-05-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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