The Princess Louise Fusiliers

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Location

Princess Louise Fusiliers
Halifax Armouries
P.O. Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS
B3K 5X5
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The Princess Louise Fusiliers

The Princess Louise Fusiliers, Halifax Armouries

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: 36 CBG Recruiting Office Halifax
Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: Hfx_Army_Recruiting@forces.gc.ca

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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When We Train

We train in Halifax from September to June on Tuesday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month. 

From May to August, full-time summer employment is available.

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Equipment

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Who We Are

The Princess Louise Fusiliers (PLF) is a Primary Reserve infantry unit of the Canadian Armed Forces. Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, this infantry regiment traces its local roots as a Halifax unit of Militia back to June 18, 1749.

The Princess Louise Fusiliers’s main responsibility is as a Light Infantry regiment, including a new mission task of Pioneers. Their task is to augment the Regular Force during Expeditionary Operations as well as Domestic Operations.

Some of the many skills taught and practiced at the unit level include field craft and battle procedures which explore camouflage and concealment, internal security, patrolling, escape and evasion tactics, and also how to safely use explosives and pyrotechnics, communication and navigation systems. Other training involves weapons handling and marksmanship, navigation, Basic Winter Warfare, Basic Mountain Operations and Basic Pioneer operating both by Day and Night.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel J.M. Gervais, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer L. Conrad, CD

Contact Us

Princess Louise Fusiliers Recruiting Halifax
Halifax Armouries
P.O. Box 99000 Stn Forces
Halifax, NS
B3K 5X5

Phone: 902-427-3085
Email: hfx_army_recruiting@forces.gc.ca

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Our History

Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, this infantry regiment traces its local roots as a Halifax unit of Militia back to June 18, 1749 when Sir Edward Cornwalis formed a local Militia under his own command. Ten companies were mustered at the Grand Parade in the city and were later formed as a collective battalion.

The regiment was authorized as an officially constituted unit of Canada in1869, following the passage of the 1868 Militia Act.  During the unit's history, it has undergone several name changes. On November 5, 1869, the regiment was named the 66th The Halifax Battalion of Infantry. Originally consisting of six companies, it later gained two more.

Ten years later, on November 14, 1879, the regiment was once again renamed, this time to the 66th Battalion 'Princess Louise Fusiliers', named for Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria and wife of the Governor General at the time. It was shortly after this point in which the regiment received its first battle honour, when they helped suppress the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Soldiers of the unit served in North West Canada with the Halifax Provisional Battalion. Fourteen years later, in 1899, the regiment provided some of its soldiers to a company raised in Nova Scotia for the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment, which was raised for service in South Africa during the Second Boer War. May 8, 1900 brought about another name change, this time to 66th Regiment 'Princess Louise Fusiliers'.

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