Recruiting Info

30th Field RCA is always looking for new gunners to join our ranks, if you are interested, please visit the recruiting page for more information.

Recruiting Info

The unit

30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) also know as The Bytown Gunners is a reserve unit in Ottawa Ontario that is part of 33 Canadian Battle Group (33 CBG). Our task is to augment Canada’s military with trained artillerymen and act as the National Capital Region’s salute troop for event such as Victoria Day, Canada Day and Remembrance Day.

The Artillery is part of the Combat Arms, which also includes Infantry Soldiers, Armoured Soldiers, and Combat Engineers. Artillery Soldiers are responsible for providing indirect fire to engage the enemy, surveillance and target acquisition.

Some of the duties of an Artillery soldier when deployed in the field include:

• Position, operate and maintain Field Guns and Mortar Tubes
• Provide fire-support advice to the Infantry and Armour units
• Use and maintain personal weapons and section-level weapons up to and including machine-guns and anti-tank weapons and
• Operate technically advanced command-post computers, laser range-finders and fire-control computers

Artillery work normally takes place outdoors, where weather and terrain allows Artillery Soldiers to experience the unique challenges that come with extended periods outdoors. Artillery Soldiers who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential are selected for opportunities for career progression, promotion and advanced training.

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