34 Service Battalion
SERVITUM NULLI SECUNDUS
“Service second to none"
P.O. Box 100
St-Hubert, QC J0J 1R0
Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar
Join Our Team
Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.
Our Team Recruiter
When We Train
September to June:
- Tuesday evenings
- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- one weekend per month.
Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.
Trades In Our Unit
- Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Officer
- Financial Services Administrator
- Human Resources Administrator
- Logistics Officer
- Mobile Support Equipment Operator
- Supply Technician
- Vehicle Technician
- Weapons Technician – Land
The 34 Service Battalion is a Reserve unit of the Canadian Army. Its primary mandate is to provide the logistical services (supplies, rations, weapon and vehicle maintenance, transportation, resource management, etc.) required to support the combat units of the 34 Canadian Brigade Group, so that they can remain operational and thus accomplish their missions.
The reservists also provide support during emergencies and national disasters and often participate in cultural and social activities in their communities, such as the media’s Christmas charity drive and other local events.
Our team is made up of professionals, students, public servants, tradespeople, businesspeople and academics. Their combined range of experience and expertise contributes to the success of our mission. Many of them are former Regular Force members. We are seeking your uniqueness, know-how and skills because they are vital to our success. Join our winning team and discover your own strengths.
When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.
Here are all the details:
- Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Lance-Richard Gosselin
- Regimental Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Éric Lefebvre
34 Service Battalion
St-Hubert Garisson, P.O. Box 100
Richelain, QC JOJ 1R0
Although 34 Service Battalion was formed quite recently, in 1972, the elements from which it originated have a much longer history. The various units and trades in the Montreal area have a rich past that in some cases goes back as far as 1901.
In 1964, based on the recommendations of the Suttie Commission on the reorganization of the militia, it was decided to bring together all service units, ordnance corps, medical services, the Provost Corps and electrical and mechanical engineering in the Montreal Militia to form two separate service battalions. On 1 January 1965, the 1st Montreal Service Battalion, located on Bélair Street in Montreal, and the 2nd Montreal Service Battalion, located at the armoury on St-Grégoire Street, also in Montreal, were created.
In 1972, because of a shortage of space and growing operational needs, the two units merged and moved to St-Hubert on Montreal’s South Shore. The new unit was initially called the Montreal Service Battalion. In 1975, it adopted its current name, 34 Service Battalion, received its flag during a ceremony at Valcartier, and became affiliated with the Regular Force’s 5 Service Battalion. In 1978, 34 Svc Bn’s medical company became independent, moving to Montreal two years later. In 1979, the City of Montreal granted the Battalion the right to use its crest as part of the unit badge.
Since 1990, the Battalion’s role and effectiveness have continued to grow. A number of its members participated in Operation SALON during the Oka Crisis, and the Battalion distinguished itself during the ice storm in January 1998. In 2000, 34 Service Battalion received the Freedom of the City of St-Hubert. So far, more than 100 members of the Battalion have participated in UN and NATO missions.
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