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geting posted to alberta or b.c for feild artillery?

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i was just wondering if there is a possiablity of geting posted to bc or alberta for this trade thank you
 

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There is a possibility, but it won't happen early in your career.
 

Colin Parkinson

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There are only 2 Milita artillery units in BC. They have a small number of Regular Force support staff, as mentioned you won't have a chance t get one of those jobs till late in your career. The main artillery base is Shilo, there might be some subunits in Alberta at Wainwright or Suffield.
 

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Only 2 in BC?

So that would be the guys in Aldergrove and Victoria then, right? Starting out the closest you'll get is 1RCHA in Shilo, MB, and after that 2RCHA in Pet, ON and 5RALC in Valcartier, QC.

There are opportunities for gigs in BC though (what's that pass called?) so you could get there for a visit now and then.
 
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Only 2 in BC?

So that would be the guys in Aldergrove and Victoria then, right?

I don't know about who's in Aldergrove, but I know 15 Field is located in Vancouver and 5 Field is in Victoria.

Lerch said:
There are opportunities for gigs in BC though (what's that pass called?) so you could get there for a visit now and then.

AVCON is in Rogers Pass I believe.

 

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I don't know about who's in Aldergrove, but I know 15 Field is located in Vancouver and 5 Field is in Victoria.

B Troop, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA I believe.
 

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15th FD RCA
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/15FIELD_ARTILLERY/history_e.html

5th Fd RCA
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/5FIELD_ARTILLERY/content_e.html

Aldergrove is a detachment, comms I believe

The pass you are referring to is Rogers pass and the avalanche control by gunnery is/was done out of Shilo with specially equipped 105 C2's. How and with what they do it with now I am not sure.
 

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Colin P said:
15th FD RCA
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/15FIELD_ARTILLERY/history_e.html

5th Fd RCA
http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/5FIELD_ARTILLERY/content_e.html

Aldergrove is a detachment, comms I believe

The pass you are referring to is Rogers pass and the avalanche control by gunnery is/was done out of Shilo with specially equipped 105 C2's. How and with what they do it with now I am not sure.

IIRC they still use them.... there is a thread about it around here somewhere......
 

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Yep I saw it last night, apparently the guns are still the old C1 version and are crewed out from Shilo as needed. Back in the 70's one of the guns got hit by an avalanche and one of the gunners had his leg broken if I recall correctly.
 

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I don't have access to DWAN at the moment, but I do recall that there are a few postings to Alberta, a handful for Gnr-Bdr if that's the rank level we're talking about, maybe 4-5, in Suffield as Range control, and about as many in Wainwright at CMTC, but these are not as high a priority to fill as the postions in Field units, and as already mentioned, none of these are in BC or Alta.

You may have noticed this shortage of gunners given the increased gunner air time in the latest recruiting campaign ads.

 

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Only Arty units in Alberta are:

18 AD Regt (They're really field arty) in Lethbridge
78 Field Bty, 20th Field Regt in Red Deer, AB. You won't get a full time spot there, As that's my job lol
20th Field Regiment (61 Bty, HQ&Svcs Bty)  Edmonton
and then there's the RCA band in Edmonton as well
 

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The RCA Band is not an Arty Unit. Postings for Atrymn(FD) are 1 RCHA Shilo, 2 RCHA Petawawa, 5 RALC Valcartier, and W Bty Gagetown. Any of the RSS positions are Sgt min.
 
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