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Hamilton Artillery Association

The Hamilton Artillery Association (HAA) recognizes the proud history of the artillery in the Hamilton and surrounding area and whose memory is perpetuated by the 11th (HW) Battery. The association is made up primarily of serving and former 11 Bty members but also includes many members who served with the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, retired gunners living in the Hamilton area and those who support the gunner family.

The current Executive is (until their AGM on 17 April 2024);

  • Chair: MBdr Cameron Swarzentruber, CD
  • Past Chair: Capt Ron Green OStJ, CD
  • Vice-Chair: CWO Don Birnie, CD
  • Secretary: Capt Michelle Arrowsmith
  • Treasurer: Bdr Mark McGuire
  • Membership: Bdr Jacob Thorne
  • Member: Cpl Michael Arrowsmith, CD
  • Regimental Liaison Officer: LCol Mike McKay, MStJ, CD

Historically the activities of the HAA include the holding of a Fall Wine and Cheese, Exercise St Barbara celebration at the 11 Battery in Hamilton, a dinner (usually at the Dundas Legion) and a BBQ at the end of the training year for 11 Battery. They have in the past awarded a bursary to an outstanding NCM in Hamilton on an annual basis normally presented at Exercise St Barbara in Hamilton. They produce a newsletter and generally conduct a general meeting (AGM) once per year. Membership Renewals for 2024 are $20 due as of January 1, 2024. Membership renewals are payable by:

Attending the AGM, April 17, 2024 and paying Mark McGuire in person or by cheque,

Email to Mark McGuire at to inquire on e-transfer, or

Mail cheque, filled out the Hamilton Artillery Association to:

  • HAA Secretary
  • c/o Michelle Arrowsmith
  • 1200 Conc 5 RR#1
  • Port Dover, ON N0A 1N1

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29th Field Battery | 11th Field Regiment, RCA | 7 Wyndham Street South
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4C4
Office : (519) 824-0351 x3244

11th Field Battery | 11th Field Regiment, RCA | 200 James St. North
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L1
Office : (905) 972-4000 x4005