1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron

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1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron
Active 1958 - Present
Country  Canada
Branch Communications and Electronics Branch
Garrison/HQ Garrison Edmonton
Motto(s) Velox, Versutus, Vigilans (Speed, Skilled, Alert)
Colors French grey and dark blue
March The Mercury March
Mascot(s) Jimmy
Commanders
Commanding Officer Major Walter Jull, CD
Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Stevens, CD

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron is a Regular Force Army unit of the Canadian Armed Forces at CFB Edmonton. The Squadron is part of 3rd Canadian Division's 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG).

History[edit]

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron traces its heritage back to the formation of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on 24 Oct 1903. Before the end of the Second World War, small signal sections provided tactical communications for the Canadian Army’s various Brigade Headquarters. After World War II, Brigade communication requirements expanded significantly, and it became necessary for the Army to expand these sections into Squadrons. In 1958, as part of the Army reorganization the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Group relocated its headquarters to Calgary from Edmonton. On 15 May 1958 as part of this reorganization, 1 Signal Squadron was formed from elements of the 1 Canadian Divisional Signal Regiment in Borden, Ontario. The Squadron was garrisoned in Calgary. Initially, 1 Signal Squadron was a separate unit from the Brigade Group Headquarters. In 1968, for reasons of efficiency and cost effectiveness, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Group Headquarters and 1 Signal Squadron were combined into 1 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron. The role of the Squadron was and continues to be the provision of communications, security and service support to the Commander of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and his staff.

Commanding Officers[edit]

  • Major A.P. Cote, May 1958 - July 1959
  • Major E.G. Coombe, July 1959 - June 1962
  • Major D.C. Coughtry, June 1962 - August 1964
  • Major B.H. Bennett, August 1964 - May 1965
  • Major P.H. Sutton, January 1966 - July 1967
  • Major J.D.B. Kent, July 1967 - March 1969
  • Captain J.H. Racine, March 1969 - July 1969
  • Major G.L. Mowry, July 1969 - July 1971
  • Major A.J. Freeman, July 1971 - July 1973
  • Major D.R.A. McLean, July 1973 - April 1975
  • Captain Routledge, April 1975 - February 1976
  • Major J.M. Savage, February 1976 - July 1978
  • Major P.P.A.J.D. Boudreau, July 1978 - July 1981
  • Major J.N. Brittain, July 1981 - July 1983
  • Major L.M. Juteau, July 1983 - July 1985
  • Major J. Holt, July 1985 - July 1988
  • Major H.W. Coyle, July 1988 - July 1990
  • Major R.W. Wright, July 1990 - July 1992
  • Major R.C. Johnston, July 1992 - July 1994
  • Major A.A. McPhee, July 1994 - July 1997
  • Major B.K. Green, July 1997 - July 1998
  • Major S.W. Hall, July 1998 - February 2000
  • Major R.T. Williams, February 2000 - July 2000
  • Major P.R. Bossé, July 2000 - July 2002
  • Lieutenant-Colonel A.H.J. Schwab, July 2002 - June 2004
  • Major J. Blythe, June 2004 - December 2006
  • Lieutenant-Colonel G.T. Whelan, December 2006 – August 2008
  • Lieutenant-Colonel P.R.T Whynacht, August 2008 - June 2010
  • Major N.Y. Lemieux , June 2010 - January 2011
  • Lieutenant-Colonel L.M. Smid, January 2011 - June 2013
  • Major J.Y.A. Côté, June 2013 - June 2015
  • Major W.K.E. Jull, June 2015 – Present

Regimental Sergeants Major[edit]

  • WO2 S. Reading , 1958 – 1959
  • WO2 G.E. Wilson, 1959-1960
  • WO2 K.F. NcKnight, 1960 – 1961
  • WO2 W. Shannon, 1961 – 1963
  • WO2 J.M. Blair, 1963 – 1965
  • WO2 E.G. Chartrand, 1965 – 1967
  • MWO B. Murphy, 1967-1969
  • MWO Clark, 1969 – 1972
  • MWO H. Searls, 1972-1975
  • CWO B. Janek, June 1975 – June 1978
  • CWO W. Kelly, June 1978 – June 1981
  • CWO F.O. Marryatt, June 1981 – July 1986
  • CWO S.A. Macaulay, July 1986 – July 1990
  • CWO J.E. Pollock, July 1990- September 1994
  • CWO J.C. Browne, September 1994 – March 1997
  • MWO A.H. Whittal, March 1997 – August 1997
  • CWO H.D. Elhorn, August 1997- February 2000
  • MWO R.F. Phillips, February 2000 – June 2000
  • CWO J.M. Laviolette, June 2000 – July 2003
  • CWO V.W. Kelley, June 2003 – February 2005
  • CWO A.O. Lopes, February 2005 – April 2006
  • CWO R.J. Richard, January 2006 – November 2007
  • CWO W.A. Brown , November 2007 – June 2010
  • CWO F.I.E. Petzold, June 2010 – October 2011
  • CWO P.C. West, October 2011 – June 2013
  • CWO R.S. Guérin, June 2013 – June 2015
  • CWO T.F. Stevens, June 2015 - Present

See also[edit]