Canadian Forces Base Shilo
“Prepared for everything”
Located in southwestern Manitoba, 35 kilometres east of Brandon, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo has been the site of military activity in the region since 1910.
The training area of CFB Shilo covers almost 40,000 hectares, an area approximately 15 km by 30 km. Its mission is to enable success of training, operations and force generation activities by providing premiere training venues and the professional delivery of comprehensive support to lodger units and dependencies.
CFB Shilo is home to First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1RCHA), and Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI). Both of these units are part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
The base is also home to a component of the Western Area Training Centre, 742 Signals Squadron Detachment Shilo, and 11 CF Health Services Centre, as well as being the “Home Station” of the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). Other supported units include 26 Field Regiment, RCA Brandon's Reserve Unit and 38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, located in Winnipeg.
CFB Shilo also provides training facilities for a number of other organizations including the RCMP and Manitoba Corrections. In addition to the many Canadian soldiers who train at Shilo, troops from several foreign countries, including Germany, France, Denmark and the United States, have trained at the base.
Additionally, CFB Shilo supports domestic operations as required. With a current population of approximately 1700 people, the base has approximately 600 private married quarters, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to base residents and neighbouring communities.
Commander - Canadian Forces Base Shilo
Lieutenant-Colonel John Cochrane
Personnel Support Programs
The Canadian Forces Community Gateway is a series of linked websites (one for every base and wing) that provides a common national view of all local base/wing Non-Public Property (NPP) programs and activities including publicly-funded programs delivered through NPP. These are just some of the services available on the Community Gateway site:
- Shilo Stag (in English only)
- Fitness and Sports
- Recreation and Leisure
- Health Programs
- Family Services
- SISIP Financial Services
Current members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are available to give presentations at schools and civic organizations across Canada as part of the 2016 National VW Speakers Program.
September 26, 2016
Big plans are afoot that will see the Army adopt significant simulation technology to train its combat vehicle crews.
February 24, 2016
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