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

A group of 16 men dressed in military camouflage uniforms pose for a photo standing in two rows.

Sergeants Major meeting to lead to a strengthened Army Reserve

By the end of 2017, the Canadian Army Reserve will be stronger, prouder and even more ready. Achieving this goal by strengthening the Army Reserve will require the leadership of all 17 Army Reserve Sergeants Major and a total team effort, according to Chief Warrant Officer Kent Clapham.
April 28, 2016

Sergeant Tyson Burch digs a trench

Learning to treat the Wounded in Collective Training

Collective Training weekend number six ran from March 18-20  featuring combined arms training and advance to contact scenarios, with the Winnipeg Infantry Tactical Group (WITG) taking the lead for the exercise.
April 6, 2016

Portrait of Master Warrant Officer Shelly Bellisle

Sergeant-Major, yes, Ma’am!

Master Warrant Officer (MWO) Shelly Bellisle is the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) of 38 Service Battalion (38 Svc Bn). She is the only woman RSM in 3rd Canadian Division (3 Cdn Div), a vast swath of Canadian real estate reaching from Thunder Bay in Ontario across four provinces to the Pacific Ocean.
March 8, 2016

Lighting a lantern

Collective Training weekend number five

38 Canadian Brigade Group soldiers exercise winter survival skills on Collective Training Weekend 5.
February 19, 2016

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