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.

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Phone: 519-660-5275 ext. 5570


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.


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


Sergeant Jason Roundhead of North Caribou Lake leads a group of Canadian Ranger boats

Canadian Rangers from six First Nations conduct joint exercise

Muskrat Dam First Nation, Ontario—Rain and damage caused by a marauding black failed to deter a group of Canadian Rangers from completing a successful training exercise in Northern Ontario.
July 4, 2017

1 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group

Canadian Rangers Respond to Crises in Northern Ontario

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently deployed a number of Canadian Rangers, from 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (3 CRPG), based in Borden, Ontario to two isolated First Nations communities in Northern Ontario to provide help in response to a number of suicides that sent kids in these regions into a mental health crisis. 
June 29, 2017

Tara Wabano, 13, of Fort Hope, and Darian Bluecoat, 14

Junior Canadian Rangers Compete In National Shoot In Labrador

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador — Ontario did well competing in the national Junior Canadian Rangers marksmanship competition, according to their Canadian Army instructor.
June 26, 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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