Now available in E-book version

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With A Few Guns – The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery in Afghanistan
Volume I – 2002-2006

Authored by Col (Retd) Wolf Riedel and Mark Zuehlke, building on the work of LCol (Retd) Brian Reid

This two-volume set captures the experiences of Canadian Gunners and the Regimental family during the Afghanistan era. Volume 1 – 2002-2006, publication date 4 December 2023! The translation “Avec quelques canons” is expected for December 2024.  Volume 2 – 2007 to 2014, targeted publication date May 2025

With a Few Guns – Update, 10 April 2024

Thank you all for supporting the With a Few Guns project. We are pleased to announce that Volume 1 of the book has been gathering interest and is now available in eBook format.  The team has reviewed the status of work on volume 2 and must announce a minor change in plans. Unfortunately, because of a lack of available material the release date for Volume 2 covering the period 2007 until 2014 will be delayed until Artillery Day (26 May) 2025.

We encourage anyone who deployed to Afghanistan, primarily from 2009 until the end of the mission to come forward and tell their stories.  Every story counts, and even if considered minor or insignificant on its own, it provides an excellent foundation for the overall accounting of what gunners were doing during these very important years.

We intend to carry on with the program of releasing the French version of Volume 1 on St Barbara’s Day 2024 and the translation has commenced on that book.

Should you have any question please feel free to contact any member of the team or send an email directly to or

“With A Few Guns” is dedicated to the greater family of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery—from those who served with distinction in the face of danger in Afghanistan, to those who trained and supported them to become mission-ready, and especially to those who kept the rest of the family together at home. In memory of “Reid B.A of the RCA” (1939-2023) and his dedicated service to the Guns, his sage advice and his literary prowess in recording parts of the Canadian Army’s rich history.