The Active Regiment

About the Regiment

Read About What We Do.
Meet Our Command Team.
Meet Our Honoraries.

The Mission of the 7th Toronto Regiment RCA

7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery has strength of just under 200 part-time soldiers organized into three batteries: 130 Battery, as a headquarters and training battery, 9 Battery, as a gun battery, and 15 Battery as a mortar battery. The day to day operations of the regiment are supported by a full-time cadre that consists of approximately ten officers and non-commissioned members who include several members posted in from the Regular Force (the full-time Army). As full-time staff, they prepare training exercises, conduct the unit’s routine administration and ensure that the unit’s plans and orders conform to the larger needs of the Canadian Army.

The weapon of the artillery is the “projectile”, usually taking the form of a high explosive (HE) 105 millimetre shell. These shells, using the C3 howitzers, are capable of engaging targets over 12 kilometres away, with a damage radius of 50 metres. 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery has four, C3 howitzers that are capable of firing HE, Smoke, Illumination, and High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) rounds to engage different forms of enemy and provide support to the infantry and armoured counterparts. [/one_half]

The Regiment is also equipped with four 81mm mortars that may be used to engage enemies and provide defence support against targets at ranges of up to 4 kilometers.

Each soldier is equipped with the C7A2 service rifle, a 5.56 millimetre automatic rifle standard to the Canadian Armed Forces. 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery also possesses an array of light and medium machine guns along with a handful of portable anti-tank weapons. It is also equipped with lightweight combat radios and several transport trucks. Soldiers of the unit are issued operational uniforms and personal equipment in the Canadian Digital Pattern (CADPAT) camouflage.

Recent Operations

Soldiers of 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery augmented the Canadian Forces presence at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, as well as provided protection and security during the G20 and G8 summits, the same year. The unit has also deployed individual soldiers to Afghanistan to augment their Regular Force colleagues from 2002-2012.  More recently solider’s have been deployed to the Middle East, Latvia and Ukraine on various NATO missons.


9 Field Battery

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15 L-USAR Battery


130 HQ, Svc and Trg Battery


The Band

Command Team of the 7th Toronto Regiment RCA

Lieutenant-Colonel Navraj (Nav) S. Grewal, CD.

LCol Nav Grewal was born in North York and is the older of two children. His younger brother, who recently retired from the Regular Force, is three years his junior.


Chief Warrant Officer Timothy C. Cooke, CD

CWO Cooke joined the 11th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery in February 1987. In 1989 CWO Cooke graduated from his Combat Leader Course and returned to the guns to work as a gun 2IC.


Honoraries of the 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Clearihue

Mark Clearihue was appointed Honorary Colonel of 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA on 11 May 2020 after serving in the capacity of Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel since October, 2016. The son of an RCAF WW2 veteran, HLCol Clearihue was born in Owen Sound, ON.


Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Jeannette Chau

HLCol Jeannette Chau was appointed to this position by Ministerial Order  on 11 May 2020.  Check back shortly for more on HLCol Capt (ret’d) Chau.


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