38 Canadian Brigade Group
|38 Canadian Brigade Group|
|Active||1 April 1997 – present|
|Part of||3rd Canadian Division|
|Motto(s)||Progredere ne regredere (Ever forward never back)|
|March||"March Past of 38 Brigade"|
|Brigade Commander||Col Geoff Abthorpe, MSM, CD|
|Brigade CWO||CWO Albert Boucher, CD|
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's 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.
|38 Canadian Brigade Group||Role||Locations|
|38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters||Winnipeg|
|The Saskatchewan Dragoons||Reconnaissance||Moose Jaw|
|The Fort Garry Horse||Reconnaissance||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).
- "38 Canadian Brigade Group". Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges. Canadian Heraldic Authority. May 1, 1998. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- "Col. Geoff Abthorpe thanks Sask. for supporting soldiers, firefighters". CBC.cca. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
- "Brigade Sergeant-Major, 38 CBG". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/38 CBG. 2 Feb 2012.
- "38 CBG History". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/38 CBG. 2 Feb 2012. Retrieved 2 Feb 2012.
- "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.