1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

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1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (emblem).jpg
Badge of 1CMBG
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Army
Part of 3rd Canadian Division
Garrison/HQ Edmonton
Motto Semper vigilans
March "Sons of the Brave"
Website www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/1-cmbg/index.page
Headquarters

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1CMBG) is a Canadian Forces brigade group that is part of the 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Army. Originally headquartered at CFB Calgary, it is currently based in CFB Edmonton in Alberta with two major units at CFB Shilo in Manitoba, and consists of eight Regular Force units:

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group CFB Edmonton
1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Artillery CFB Shilo
1 CMBG Headquarters & Signal Squadron Headquarters and Communications CFB Edmonton
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Armoured CFB Edmonton
1 Combat Engineer Regiment Armoured Engineers CFB Edmonton
1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Mechanized infantry CFB Edmonton
2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Mechanized infantry CFB Shilo
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Light infantry CFB Edmonton
1 Service Battalion Combat Service Support CFB Edmonton


Three regular force units of other formations 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron of 1 Wing, 1 Field Ambulance of 1 Area Support Group and 1 Military Police Platoon/1 Military Police Unit are co-located with 1 CMBG at CFB Edmonton and work closely with the brigade group, but are not officially a part of it.

1 CMBG sent a contingent of approximately 200 personnel for Task Force Kandahar Headquarters for a nine-month rotation starting February 2009 and sent approximately 2500 personnel for the task force in September 2009 for a six-month tour.

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Official website