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Land Force Atlantic Area
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Service history
Active 1992–present[1]
Role responsible for Canadian Army operations in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
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The 5th Canadian Division, formerly Land Force Atlantic Area (LFAA), is responsible for Canadian Army operations in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The 5th Canadian Division is headquartered at Canadian Forces Base Halifax. The command was formed in 1992 and renamed in 2013.[2]

Regular ForceEdit

5th Canadian Division Structure

Structure of the 5th Canadian Division

Operational UnitsEdit

C Squadron, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, Royal Canadian Armoured Corps Armour Oromocto, New Brunswick (under command of 2 CMBG)
2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Mechanized Infantry Oromocto, New Brunswick (under command of 2 CMBG)
4th Air Defence Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery Air Defence Moncton, New Brunswick
4 Engineer Support Regiment Engineers Oromocto, New Brunswick
3 Military Police Unit Military Police Halifax, Nova Scotia
5th Canadian Division Training Centre Oromocto, New Brunswick

5th Canadian Division Support GroupEdit

5th Canadian Division Support Group Headquarters Gagetown, New Brunswick
5th Canadian Division Support Group Gagetown, New Brunswick

Lodger units supported by 5 CDSGEdit

Combat Training CentreEdit

Royal Canadian Armour Corps School
Royal Canadian Artillery School
Royal Canadian Infantry Corps School
Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering
Tactics School

Reserve ForceEdit

36 Canadian Brigade GroupEdit

36 Canadian Brigade Group Halifax, Nova Scotia
36 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Halifax, Nova Scotia
36 Canadian Brigade Group (NS) Band Music Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Halifax Rifles (RCAC) Reconnaissance Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC) Reconnaissance Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1st (Halifax-Dartmouth) Field Artillery Regiment, RCA Artillery Halifax, Nova Scotia
84th Independent Field Battery, RCA Artillery Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
36 Combat Engineer Regiment Combat Engineer Sydney, Nova Scotia and Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Princess Louise Fusiliers Light Infantry Halifax, Nova Scotia
The West Nova Scotia Regiment Light Infantry Aldershot, Nova Scotia
1st Battalion, The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) Light Infantry Truro, Amherst and Springhill, Nova Scotia
The Cape Breton Highlanders Light Infantry Sydney, Nova Scotia
36 Service Battalion Combat Service and Support Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia
36 Signal Regiment Communications Halifax and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

37 Canadian Brigade GroupEdit

37 Canadian Brigade Group Moncton, New Brunswick
37 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters Moncton, New Brunswick
8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Reconnaissance Moncton, New Brunswick
3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA Artillery Saint John, New Brunswick
37 Combat Engineer Regiment Combat engineer St. John's, Newfoundland and Fredericton, New Brunswick
1st Battalion, The Royal New Brunswick Regiment (Carleton and York) Light infantry Fredericton, New Brunswick
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment Light infantry Bathurst, New Brunswick
1st Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Light infantry St. John's, Newfoundland
2nd Battalion, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Light infantry Corner Brook, Newfoundland
37 Service Battalion Service and support Saint John, New Brunswick
37 Signal Regiment Communications Saint John, New Brunswick, and St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Other reserve unitsEdit

  • 5 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group: Gander, Newfoundland
  • 3 Intelligence Company: Halifax, Nova Scotia

ReferencesEdit

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