Work Point – C Battery

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There is an amazing and ever changing view of Ogden Point and Camel Point across from Work Point, a former home of the Canadian Army, and now part of CFB Esquimalt.

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In 1888 the Dominion Government formed C Battery, Canadian Artillery with drafts of 50 men each from A Battery, Kingston and B Battery, Quebec to form a permanent garrison in Victoria.

On 10 Nov, Mayor John Grant of Victoria greeted Major James Peters and C Battery, the first Permanent Force unit to arrive on the West Coast of Canada. Located halfway between Victoria and Esquimalt harbours, Work Point was selected as the site for barracks for C Battery barracks and the garrison headquarters.

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