The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery


Canadian Gunners have a long and distinguished history.  In 1880, Queen Victoria approved the designation of "Royal" for the gunnery schools.

In 1883, Canada authorized the formation of the Regiment of Canadian Artillery.  In 1893, the Regular units became the Royal Canadian Artillery, and in 1895, the Reserve units joined.  The Regiment became the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in 1956.  The name changed to The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in 1997.

Gunners served in the North-West Rebellion (1885) and the South African War (1899-1902).  They fought in the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945).

They later fought in the Korean War (1950-1953) and Operations in Afghanistan (2001-2014).  They served in West Germany during the Cold War (1951-1992), the First Gulf War (1990-1991), and many peacekeeping operations.

Today, The Regiment is in 33 communities across Canada and includes Regular and Reserve units.