Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

October 20, 2005 15:37 ET

Building for the Army's Future

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 20, 2005) - For 37 years before they stormed the beaches at Dieppe, France in 1942, elements of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment paraded at the Chatham Armouries. Today, after 100 years of continuous use, the armoury will be replaced.

The Department of National Defence has awarded a $2 million contract to K&L Construction of London, Ont. for the building of a new facility in Chatham, Ont.

"This new armoury is more than just bricks and mortar," said local Member of Parliament, Jerry Pickard. "It's an investment and commitment by the federal government to both the community and our soldiers."

The Chatham Armoury will house up to 100 soldiers and will be the new home of the regiment's "A" Company.

Being built on approximately 10 acres, the new armoury will provide up to date facilities for indoor training. It will also feature extra room for parking and outdoor training activities.

Construction began October 17 and is slated for completion by July 2006.

Contact Information

  • Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence
    Lt(N) Joseph Frey
    (416) 633-6200 ext. 5501
    http://www.forces.gc.ca