starting to think, there are a lot of canons and canon balls sitting in various museums around Canada.
Time for an inventory check and refurbishment planning, to bring these relics back to service because there seems very little chance of a new 105mm anything being purchased or the ones in system now being refurbished, or updated.
I said a long time ago that the chance of new guns were slim to nothing.
Res Units are already sharing COs, RSMs and guns.
Ontario alone has 6 Res RCA units or did I miss count?
7 Guns in Toronto has the ceremonial role for Toronto ( need for working guns )
30 FD in Ottawa has the ceremonial role for Ottawa ( need for working guns ) but 2 Horse in Petawawa could do it, they have done local communities Remembrance Day Parades with 105mm firing blank rounds
33 Brigade has 3 Units of the RCA.
That is a lot of gun required to operate
Pool what guns are left after the Ceremonial Units are kitted out with guns able to fire blank rounds.
Non Repairable guns are left in the Armouries to be used as training aids and for dry fire training on the parade square or what ever.
Working guns are pooled at Petawawa or Meaford with a service crew to maintain them made of Reg and Res Force members.
Units close to Petawawa or get funding to send troops from outside the area to work with 2Horse to learn how the M777 works and train to be part of the gun crew on their exercises so the troops are trained and deployable if the guns are ever needed to be forward deployed again.
The same can be done at Gagetown, Wainwright, and at Shilo.
Only other way I can see the Res RCA units getting guns is buy used guns from the USA Army as they seem to have more current guns and usually have spares or war stock.