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38 Canadian Brigade Group

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38 Canadian Brigade Group
38e Groupe-brigade du Canada
Active1 April 1997 – present
BranchCanadian Army Primary Reserve
Part of3rd Canadian Division
Garrison/HQWinnipeg, Manitoba
Motto(s)Latin: Progredere ne regredere, lit.'Ever forward never back'[1]
March"March Past of 38 Brigade"
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Brigade CommanderCol Shawn Fortin, CD
Brigade Sergeant-MajorCWO Todd Appel, CD
NATO Map Symbol[2]
38 CBG
3 Cdn Div
Abbreviation38 CBG

38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) (French: 38e Groupe-brigade du Canada) is a formation of the Canadian Forces and Canadian Army's 3rd Canadian Division. The brigade group is composed of Primary Reserve units in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario east to Thunder Bay. Geographically, 38 CBG is Canada's largest brigade group. The brigade headquarters is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The brigade's units are spread out over many communities, and most of the soldiers serving in the brigade's units are reservists, part-time soldiers who serve within units in those communities. The brigade group is prepared to deploy and augment the Regular Force of the 3rd Canadian Division in domestic operations (natural disasters, etc.) as well as support battle groups.

The brigade has served in several domestic operations, including Operation Assistance (the assistance to the Manitoba's 1997 flood), and Operation Peregrine (assistance to the 2003 BC forest fire emergency). Many soldiers of the brigade deployed to Afghanistan, as well as on UN and NATO missions.[3]

The commanding officer of the 38 CBG is Colonel Shawn Fortin, CD. The 38 CBG Brigade Sergeant-Major (BSM) is Chief Warrant Officer Todd Appel, CD.

Brigade units[edit]

Unit Role Locations
38 CBG Headquarters Headquarters Winnipeg
The Saskatchewan Dragoons Armoured Cavalry Moose Jaw
The Fort Garry Horse Armoured Cavalry Winnipeg
10th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA Artillery Regina, Yorkton
26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA Artillery Brandon, Portage la Prairie
116th Independent Field Battery, RCA Artillery Kenora
38 Combat Engineer Regiment Combat engineering Winnipeg, Saskatoon
38 Signal Regiment Communications Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Light infantry Winnipeg
The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment Light infantry Thunder Bay
The North Saskatchewan Regiment Light infantry Saskatoon, Prince Albert
The Royal Regina Rifles Light infantry Regina
The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Light infantry Winnipeg
38 Service Battalion Service and support Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay

Also under command of the brigade group headquarters is the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG).[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "38 Canadian Brigade Group". Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges. Canadian Heraldic Authority. May 1, 1998. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Canadian Forces (15 May 2000). B-GL-331-003/FP-001 Military Symbols for Land Operations. Department of National Defence. pp. 4, 24–25.
  3. ^ "38 CBG History". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/38 CBG. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ "38 CBG Arctic Response Company Group". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/38 CBG. 2 Feb 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 17 Feb 2012.