PROGREDERE NE REGREDERE
Ever forward never back”
Colonel G.A. Abthorpe
Chief Warrant Officer
PO Box Station Forces 17000
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.
Beyond the borders of the Army, and into their communities, soldiers from every 38 CBG unit support more than 20 separate charities within their respective towns and cities. The Children’s Hospital Foundation (Winnipeg), Sunshine Foundation (Thunder Bay) and the Children’s Health Foundation (Regina) are a few organizations that have benefited from the selfless dedication of the men and women who proudly wear a uniform.
38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) was established on 1 April 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.
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, soldiers from 38 CBG are actively involved in their role as Canada’s citizen soldiers. Members have served in domestic operation roles such as Operation ASSISTANCE (1997 Manitoba Floods), Operation MANDOLIN (1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg), Operation ABACUS (Year 2000 computer threat) Operation GRIZZLY (G 7 Summit 2002) Operation PEREGRINE (2003 British Columbia Forest Fire Emergency), and Operation LUSTRE (2011 Manitoba Floods).
As well, 38 CBG Reservists continue to dedicate themselves to ongoing peacemaking/peacekeeping missions including Operation ATTENTION (NATO – Afghanistan Training Mission), Operation SOPRANO (UN – In support of Independence in South Sudan), Operation HUB (NATO – Kuwait Support to Afghanistan Training Mission)
Beyond the borders of the army, and into their communities, soldiers from every 38 CBG unit support more than 20 separate charities within their respective towns and cities. The Children’s Hospital Foundation (Winnipeg), Sunshine Foundation (Thunder Bay) and the Children’s Health Foundation (Regina) are a few organizations that have benefited from the selfless dedication of the men and women who proudly wear a uniform.
38 CBG is the largest grouping of all the Western brigades.
The CAF was prepared to deploy up to 1,500 troops after receiving the request for help. A total of 850 members of the Immediate Response Unit (IRU) were trained and deployed to the fire line in the vicinities of Montreal Lake and La Ronge.
July 24, 2015
On June 13, Colonel Ross Ermel, Commander, 38 Canadian Brigade Group (38 CBG) passed on command of the organization to Colonel Geoffrey Abthorpe at Minto Armouries in Winnipeg.
June 26, 2015
Regina, Sask — Regina students can receive military training for high school credit while being paid as Canadian Armed Forces Reservists with 38 Canadian Brigade Group in a co-op program launched February 4, 2015.
March 12, 2015
150 soldiers of the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) embarked on what proved to be a true test of both character and equipment on the ice of Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba.
March 4, 2015
Exercise ARCTIC BISON 2015 will be conducted by 38 Canadian Brigade Group from 13-22 February 2015 along the length of Lake Winnipeg.
February 17, 2015
Ten Regina high school students enroled as new members of the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve at a ceremony at the Regina Armoury on February 2, 2015.
February 4, 2015
Protective Services Medal handed out in Regina
November 21, 2014
On August 10, 2014, six paddlers led by Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Bob Williams (of The Fort Garry Horse) began their trek into the harsh northern wilderness of Manitoba to Harcus Strachan Lake, which, in 2013, was named after Victoria Cross recipient Lieutenant Colonel Harcus Strachan, VC, MC — a member of The Fort Garry Horse during The First World War.
October 29, 2014
From September 16 - 20, the beautifully-crafted Afghanistan Memorial Vigil found its home of reverence in the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, so that Manitoban’s had the opportunity to remember Canada’s commitment to the war on terror.
October 3, 2014