2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron

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2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron
2 ASG Sig Sqn Logo.jpg
Active 1998–present
Country  Canada
Branch Communications and Electronics Branch
Type Communications
Role To deliver secure and non-secure communication and information systems across LFCA.
Size Approximately 60 soldiers (50 in regular force, 10 reserve force) and 100 civilian employees.
Part of 2 ASG
Locations Sqn HQ - CFB Petawawa
A Tp - CFB Petawawa
B Tp - CFB Kingston
C Tp - ASU Toronto
D Tp - ASU London
Det Ottawa - Ottawa
Det Nor On - Sault Ste. Marie
Motto Fidelus Cursor (Faithful Runner)
Colors French grey and dark blue
March The Mercury March

2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron (2 ASG Sig Sqn) was a Regular Force Army unit within the Canadian Forces. The Squadron was responsible to deliver secure and non-secure communication and information systems across Land Force Central Area (LFCA). The parent formation of the Squadron was 2 Area Support Group (2 ASG).[1] Although an Army unit, for service delivery the Squadron aligned itself to an ITIL framework for business processes and a common lexicon with industry partners.

2 ASG Signal Squadron was headquartered at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Petawawa with platoon-sized troops in Petawawa, Kingston, Toronto, London and section-sized detachments in Ottawa, Sault Ste Marie, and North Bay. The majority of soldiers within the squadron came from the Communications and Electronics Branch of the Canadian Forces.[2] In 2013, 2 ASG Sig Sqn was renamed 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron [3]

History[edit]

2 ASG Sig Sqn, in various forms, has been located at CFB Petawawa since a school of signals was established in 1912. In 1960, Camp Petawawa Signal Squadron was formed from the amalgamation of three units: 2 Static Signal Troop, Camp Petawawa Signal Troop, and Increment D Troop. On 1 November 1966, Camp Petawawa Signal Squadron became 702 Communication Squadron (702 Comm Sqn) with the motto Nunquam Non Paratus (Never Unready).[4]

Over the years the Squadron has changed hands between Army Signals, Communication Command, Director Information Services Organization and back to the Army. In 1998, 702 Communications Squadron became part of 2 ASG within Land Force Central Area (LFCA) and renamed to 2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron. Base Information Technology Support Units (BITSUs) at Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, London, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie were amalgamated with the Squadron to create a single unit within LFCA, which would provide consolidated information systems support to all Army units in Ontario.[5] In 2013, 2 ASG Sig Sqn was renamed 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron with a Government of Canada move to restore historical features of the Canadian Army. [6]

Commanding Officers[edit]

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Wayne Buck, CD, MSM (nato), 1998-2000
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Roy, CD, 2000–2002
  • Major Luc Angiolini, CD, 2002–2004
  • Major Ray Charlebois, CD, 2004–2006
  • Major James Greengrass, CD, 2006–2008
  • Major James Bronson, CD, 2008–2009
  • Major Alex MacPherson, CD, 2009–2011
  • Major Jason Smith, CD, 2011–2013

Squadron Sergeants Major[edit]

  • Master Warrant Officer Theresa Charlton, CD, 2001–2005
  • Master Warrant Officer Don MacIsaac, CD, 2005–2007
  • Master Warrant Officer Rob Sheldrick, CD, 2007–2008
  • Master Warrant Officer Allan Montgomery, CD, 2008–2010
  • Master Warrant Officer Steven McNabb, MMM, CD, 2010–2011
  • Master Warrant Officer Al Trask, CD, 2011–2013

Armoury[edit]

Site Date(s) Designated Location Description Image
Denison Armoury 1 Yukon Lane Canada's Register of Historic Places Toronto, Ontario

large centrally located building with a low-pitched gable roof houses 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters; The Governor General's Horse Guards; 2 Intelligence Company; 32 Combat Engineer Regiment; 32 Service Battalion; 32 Military Police Platoon; 2 Area Support Group Signal Squadron Charlie Troop; ASU Toronto

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Link to Brigades - 2 ASG". Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  2. ^ "Branch Occupations - C & E Occupations". Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  3. ^ "TERMIUM Plus Search". Retrieved 2013-12-07. 
  4. ^ "702 Comm Sqn". Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Directory & City Guide 2010-2011". Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Canada restores historical features of the Canadian Army". Retrieved 2013-12-07.