38 Canadian Brigade Group

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PROGREDERE NE REGREDERE
 “Ever forward never back” 

38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of 3rd Canadian Division, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 38 CBG comprises a Headquarters, located in Winnipeg, and 13 Army Reserve units distributed throughout Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Today, soldiers from 38 CBG are actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers. Soldiers from 38 CBG are actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers. Many proudly served during the Afghanistan War from 2001 to 2012.  The Brigade lost many former members where they started their military lives as young reservists - as well as one serving member in 2006 - Corporal Anthony Boneca of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment.

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Command Team

Colonel G.A. Abthorpe


Bigade Commander
Colonel G.A. Abthorpe

Chief Warrant Officer Albert Boucher


Brigade Sergeant Major
Chief Warrant Officer Albert Boucher

Our History

38 CBG originated with the formation of the first western Military District in 1870, when Manitoba entered Confederation as a province. In remembering the past, 38 CBG units carry the honour of having received a total of ten Victoria Crosses awarded to its soldiers during times of war. This is the largest representation of VC winners of the three Western Reserve brigades.

Today’s recent history has the brigade reforming. 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) was established on April 1,1997 after the amalgamation of the previous two districts—Manitoba Lakehead District and Saskatchewan District. 38 CBG comprises a Headquarters, located in Winnipeg, and 13 Army Reserve units distributed throughout Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Contact Us

38 Canadian Brigade Group
17 Wing
PO Box 17000
Station Forces
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3Y5 

News

Lieutenant-Colonel Michel Mailloux congratulates Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Bernard DesAutels

Soldier, teacher: Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Bernard DesAutels bids farewell to Army Reserve

Winnipeg, Manitoba — For Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Bernard DesAutels, retirement does not mean a full stop, just reducing his workload from two jobs to one.
June 28, 2016

Warrant Officer Craig Loverin receives medal

Operational Service Medal Awarded to WO Loverin

Warrant Officer Craig Loverin of the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment received the Operational Service Medal for his services during Operation RENAISSANCE on March 13, 2016 at the O’Kelly Armoury in Thunder Bay.
May 26, 2016

People standing next to a display model of the new National Heroes coin featuring the Canadian Armed Forces.

Military Honoured With ‘National Heroes’ Coin from Royal Canadian Mint

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was one of four groups honoured today by the Royal Canadian Mint in the unveiling of their ‘National Heroes’ series of collectors coins.
May 20, 2016

Sgt. 1st Class Mark Keevan and MWO Lavoie

38 Brigade at Fort Knox

Canadian Forces members made their way south of the border to Fort Knox, Kentucky to take part in Combat Support Training Exercise 16-01 in March.
May 13, 2016

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