The Royal Newfoundland Regiment

1st Battalion - St John's / Avalon Peninsula

Where we are located

1st Battalion has it’s headquarters in St John’s NL, and serves the entire Avalon peninsula. 

In addition to our headquarters on The Boulevard, at Quidi Vidi, we also operate a range in Makinsons, as well as two training areas, around St John’s and around Bay Roberts.


What we do

1st Battalion prizes itself on being one of the leading reserve Regiments in Canada in terms of training quality and engagement. 

Members of 1st Battalion train in urban operations, infantry fieldcraft, reconnaissance, naval/amphibious operations as well as a plethora of other skills, ranging from parachuting elements to mechanized infantry commanders.

1st Battalion also takes part in most domestic operations, helping Canadians when they need it most.

When we do it

As a reserve unit, 1st Battalion has the following training schedule:

-Every Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm

-At least one weekend a month 

However, members of 1st Battalion gain opportunities for further employment, through in-house (full-time) positions, as well as additional work days, if circumstances require.

Become Better than the best

 What do you get when you join the 1st Battalion?

-For students you get the opportunity for gainful, flexible employment while you complete your education. Whether it be at Memorial University, or College of the North Atlantic, the Regiment understands your education comes first. If you are a student, you can also avail of our tuition reimbursement programs, with no strings attached. 

-A second career. When you join the 1st Battalion you get to step into the world of the Canadian Armed Forces. This opens up a new career path for you, if you want it, with a variety of jobs and taskings available.

-Join a team. 1st Battalion members develop close bonds that follow them throughout their lives. Join the team and become one of us, while also serving in Newfoundland’s most prestigious Regiment.

-Discover your capabilities. Being an infanteer is not easy. Joining the Regiment will push you to your limits, but will also show you what you are truly capable of, and make you realize that you can do a lot more than what you think. This embodies our motto: become “Better than the best”

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