31 Service Battalion

Unit Identification

Badge of 31 Service Battalion

BELLUM EST CRAS

"The War is Tomorrow"

Location

London (Headquarters)
701 Oxford Street East
London, ON  N5Y 4T7

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Hamilton Support Company
650 Catherine Street North
Hamilton, ON  L8L 4V7

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Windsor Support Company
Maj FA Tilston, VC Armouries
4007 Sandwich Street
Windsor,ON  N9A 1C3

 

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are regularly hiring and provide excellent career employment opportunities. Please call us for more job information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Windsor

Name: Windsor Reserve Recruiting Garrison
Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4512
Email: WindsorChathamRec@forces.gc.ca

London

Name: London Reserve Recruiting Garrison
Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: DND.LDN.B31.RecruitingLondon-RecrutementLondon.MDN@forces.gc.ca

Hamilton

Name: Hamilton Reserve Recruiting Garrison
Phone: 905-972-4000, Ext. 4028
Email: DND.HAM.B31.PResRecruiting-RecrutementPres.MDN@forces.gc.ca

Or contact:

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train 

Windsor, London and Hamilton

September to June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Weapons:

Vehicles:

  • Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS)
  • Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW)
  • Wrecker Recovery Vehicle (WRV)
  • Forklift
  • Military Commercial Off-The-Shelf (MilCOTS)
  • Mobile Kitchen Trailer

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

31 Service Battalion is a unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group, a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s military by providing Combat Service Support soldiers.

31 Service Battalion is committed to achieving excellence in the following four Lines of Operation:

  1. Operational readiness to respond to a domestic operation within 24 hours when Canadians are in danger.
  2. Ability to operate effectively in Full Spectrum of Operations, especially a Warfighting environment.
  3. Provision of a high standard of Technical Services to all CAF dependencies in our area of responsibility.
  4. Strengthening the Battalion with a new regimental identity, strong succession plans, and recognition of outstanding soldiers. 

31 Service Battalion has approximately 300 soldiers, both Regular Force and Reserve Force. The Battalion is organized into a Battalion HQ, a HQ Company, four Support Companies and a Technical  Services Platoon. Battalion HQ, HQ Company, Technical Services Platoon and London Support Company are located primarily in London, with the other support companies in Windsor and Hamilton. The Battalion is made up of the former 21, 22 and 23 Service Battalion as well as parts of ASU London. 31 Service Battalion is one of the largest reserve units in all of Canada and has thrived in a time of great change and challenge. The greatest strength of the Battalion is the soldiers who do the dirty and dangerous work in difficult conditions both in Canada and around the globe. 

31 Service Battalion's motto is "Bellum est Cras" which translates as "The War is Tomorrow"; a reflection of the Battalion's commitment to preparing for and conducting operations of any nature, anytime.

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.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel B.D. Medd, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer R.A. Turnbull, CD

Contact Us

London (Headquarters)

31 Service Battalion
701 Oxford Street East
London, ON  N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5275
  

Windsor Support Company

31 Service Battalion
Maj FA Tilston, VC Armouries
4007 Sandwich Street
Windsor,ON  N9A 1C3

Phone: 519-254-2535

Hamilton Support Company

31 Service Battalion
650 Catherine Street North
Hamilton, ON  L8L 4V7

Phone: 905-972-4000

 

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