New initiative will make the Reserves more operationally effective

by Richard Bray   History is written in the names of Canada’s Army Reserve units, from the Rocky Mountain Rangers to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, and more than a hundred others across the country. In peacetime and in battle, across Canada and around the world,...

Land requirements on track with Waypoint 2018

by Chris Thatcher   “It’s a great time to be in DLR,” said Colonel Nicolas Pilon as he settled into a chair in his office overlooking the Gatineau hills. The statement is ear-catching, if only because it is one very few Directors of Land Requirements have uttered in...

Army Reserve offers new Full-time Summer Employment program

By Krysthle Poitras and Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs   The Canadian Army Reserve (ARes) is already well-known for giving youth valuable work experience and steady employment, but is going a step further still. 2018 will mark the start of a Full-time Summer...

Building a battlegroup

On June 19, over 1,100 soldiers from seven NATO countries gathered at Camp Ādaži, northeast of Riga, to mark the stand-up of NATO’s enhanced forward presence battlegroup in Latvia. Two months later, on August 27, the Canadian-led formation completed a certification...

A farewell to the Leopard 1 main battle tank

By Captain Scott Franklin, office of the Director Land Requirements   Gatineau, Quebec — Royal Canadian Armour Corps (RCAC) members who had the privilege of working with Leopard 1 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) are saying farewell to the venerable workhorses, whose service...

Small Arms: The painstaking process of procuring new weaponry

by Ken Pole   Small arms remain the sharp end of ground operations, especially in areas of closely-packed urban combat that have become the norm in many conflicts. So it’s fair to say that the more modern the weapon, the better. It’s a concept the Canadian Armed...