31 Canadian Brigade Group

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

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Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Hamilton

Phone: 519-660-5275 ext. 5570

London

Phone: 519-660-5275 ext. 5300

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Phone: 1-800-856-8488
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Who We Are

31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of the 4th Canadian Division and is headquartered in London, Ontario.

The Brigade's area of responsibility stretches from St. Catharines to Windsor. The Brigade has nearly 2000 members, the vast majority of whom are part-time "citizen soldiers." In recent years, the Brigade has deployed hundreds of soldiers on overseas operations in Afghanistan and to other theatres such as Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Golan Heights. 31 CBG has also deployed a large number of soldiers on domestic operations, providing security and support to events such as the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario.

Units

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

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Command Team

  • Commander: Colonel Chris Poole
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Rob Talach, MMM CD

Contact Us

31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. East
London, Ontario N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5275

News

Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Claiming her place: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

Ottawa, Ontario —Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer has claimed her place on the vanguard of greater representation of high-ranking women officers in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in general and The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) in particular.
October 23, 2017

From swimming to the big guns’ sheer firepower: Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer

October is Women’s History Month in Canada and this year’s theme is “Claim your place”. Since Confederation 150 years ago, many capable and strong women have claimed their rightful places in our country’s proud history, including those serving in the Canadian Army (CA). Here is the second part of a profile of one such woman, Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer, a member of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA). Refer to Related Links to see the first article.
October 23, 2017

Canadian Army to conduct a Joint International Counter Explosive Threat Exercise

October 16, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
October 16, 2017

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Our History

Headquarters are not traditionally considered to have lineages similar to military units. 31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters does, however, continue a heritage of military headquarters in London which have, for over a century, commanded units of the Canadian Army in South-Western Ontario. Depending on the Army's organization, the various headquarters that have been located in London have seen changes in the number of units and the size of the area of operational responsibility they commanded.

As early as the 1860s, the number of Militia units throughout the Canadian provinces outgrew the span of control possible for a single centralized headquarters, and a more comprehensive command structure was required. In 1868, a system of Military Districts was created and assigned the responsibility for overseeing the training and coordinating the administrative of Militia units in their assigned areas. These Military Districts were further divided into "Brigade Divisions".

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