The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)

Unit Identification

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) badge

FAUGH A BALLAGH
Clear the Way

Location

620 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 2L9

The Beatty Street Drill Hall

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own), Vancouver, BC

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Master Corporal Boskic
Phone: 604-619-6668
Email: Borislav.Boskic@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to May:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

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Mission Task

A number of Army Reserve units have been assigned specific Mission Tasks. Members within these units are trained in these specific capabilities and ready to be fully integrated, as a formed entity, into the Regular Force units that they reinforce.

The mission task for our unit is: Influence Activities – A company of 52 members, which is trained in the employment of population group influence techniques, including Psychological Operations and Civil-Military Cooperation, to provide behavioural and psychological effects on those populations in support of a Commander’s intent or mission.

Who We Are

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) is an Army Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group garrisoned in Vancouver, B.C. at The Beatty Street Drill Hall. We are actively recruiting officers and non-commissioned members with technical interests to fill part-time positions.

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 P.A. Lindsay, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer A.C. Harris, CD

Contact Us

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own)
620 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC  V6B 2L9

Phone: 604-666-4368

News

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1 Service Battalion salutes Army aviators

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April 17, 2020

Chuck LaRocque and Gunner Kyle Timm

Ninety seconds, $50,000: Artillery Museum wins medals at auction

Shilo, Manitoba —It wasn’t Christmas, but Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Museum director, Andrew Oakden, received a special gift: medals once worn by legendary artillery officer Major-General Tom Strange.
February 21, 2020

Lighting of the Qulliq

A Hometown Hero’s welcome in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario —Inuk Elder, Qapik Attagutsiak, was recognized as a Parks Canada Hometown Hero at the Canadian Museum of History.  The Elder was commemorated for collecting bones in the Canadian Arctic during the Second World War.  The bones were then sent to southern Canada to make ammunition, fertilizer and aircraft glue to support Canada’s war efforts. 
February 4, 2020

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Our History

Today, the regiment continues its tradition of service to Canada through the generation of reserve armoured soldiers that augment Canadian Battle Groups overseas, and support civilian authorities during times of domestic emergency and security.

The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own) originated in Victoria, British Columbia on 12 October 1883, when the 'British Columbia Provisional Regiment of Garrison Artillery' was authorized to be formed.

Continue reading The British Columbia Regiment history.

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