38 Canadian Brigade Group
Badge and Motto
PROGREDERE NE REGREDERE
Ever forward never back”
Colonel G.A. Abthorpe
Brigade Sergeant Major
Chief Warrant Officer
PO Box Station Forces 17000
Who We Are
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.
- The Saskatchewan Dragoons
- Fort Garry Horse
- 10th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
- 26th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA
- 116 Independent Field Battery
- 38 Combat Engineer Regiment
- 38 Signal Regiment
- Royal Winnipeg Rifles
- Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
- North Saskatchewan Regiment
- Royal Regina Rifles
- Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
- 38 Service Battalion
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.
It was time to observe the final assault against the enemy forces wreaking havoc against the good citizens and protecting soldiers of 38 Canadian Brigade Group.
September 30, 2015
Check fire! Another domestic deployment to support a province in need - Op LENTUS ’15- the ravaging forest fires in Northern Saskatchewan.
September 22, 2015
The United States Army arrived to be co-joined, and even enemy force, for 38 Canadian Brigade Group’s major warfighting exercise - BISON WARRIOR ’15- in Shilo, Manitoba 15-23 August.
September 9, 2015
Lieut.-Col. Stephen Gallagher was awarded the prestigious Member of Military Merit (MMM) last June at the Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, bestowed the honour on June 8th.
September 9, 2015
Once again, the troops of Joint Task Force West have distinguished themselves as the dedicated ambassadors of our profession in north central Saskatchewan.
September 1, 2015
A large contingent of soldiers and aviators from the 3rd Canadian Division spooled up to aid the province of Saskatchewan in fighting over 100 wildfires threatening the safety and infrastructure of its citizens.
August 28, 2015
I wish to thank the people of Saskatchewan for their support in ensuring my soldiers from 38 Canadian Brigade Group, indeed their own soldiers of Saskatchewan, the time away from their families and work in support of the forest firefighting north of Prince Albert.
August 28, 2015
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
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