6 Intelligence Company

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6 Intelligence Company
6e Compagnie du renseignement  (French)
Active1993–present
CountryCanadaCanada
BranchCanadian Army
RoleMilitary intelligence
Size3 platoons
Part of3rd Canadian Division
Garrison/HQJefferson Armoury, Edmonton
March"Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Websitearmy-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/6-intelligence-company/index.page

6 Intelligence Company (abbreviated 6 Int Coy; French: 6e Compagnie du renseignement) is a reserve intelligence unit of the Canadian Forces. It is a line unit that falls directly under 3rd Canadian Division command, which is headquartered in Edmonton. The company is divided into three platoons, which are located in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Edmonton, with a detachment in Calgary. The members of the unit are recruited from other military trades as well as from various civilian organizations.[1] The intelligence operators and intelligence officers of the unit train regularly to augment their Regular Force counterparts in order to support domestic and foreign missions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels.

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The unit history dates to August 30, 1950 when No. 4 Intelligence Training Company was formed in Vancouver (though the formation of the unit was announced by Army headquarters February 27, 1950[2]). On July 15, 1956, the minister of national defence approved the relocation of a detachment to Edmonton. Two years later Western Command proposed that the detachment in Edmonton should form a new company; however the chief of general staff rejected the proposal at the time. On February 7, 1962, the detachment was formally designated No. 6 Intelligence Training Company, and Captain John Singer was appointed the first commanding officer.[3]

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  1. ^ "Canadian Army". 6 Intelligence Company (6 Int Coy). Government of Canada. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  2. ^ "2 Intelligence Units Set Up for Reserves". The Gazette, Montreal. February 28, 1950. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  3. ^ Skaarup, Harold A. (2005). Out of Darkness – Light (Volume 1, Pre-Confederation to 1982 ed.). Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc. pp. 217–218. ISBN 0-595-34989-7.

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