2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron


"Strength and courage"

A Headquarters (HQ) is formed by various components of command, from planning to execution. The Headquarters and Signals Squadron (HQ & Sig Sqn) is the backbone of the HQ. The HQ & Sig Sqn establish the physical components of the HQ and its communication capabilities. It establishes, operates, defends, extends its reach and if necessary, moves it. The HQ & Sig Sqn provide the environment and physical ability of control so that HQ can focus on the big picture, command.

The 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Headquarters requires a system by which to maintain command and control over the formation. The 2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn provides just that.

Since the formation of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals on October 24, 1903, the field of communications and electronics has evolved in regards to both what they do and what they use. The rapid evolution of technologies and the need to communicate quickly is as relevant in a tactical environment as it is at home. Signal officers and soldiers are expected to keep their knowledge up-to-date to maintain the competitive edge of armed forces.

The HQ & Sig Sqn deploys Land Command Support System, consisting of audio and video devices, radio, landlines, line of sight and beyond line of sight, whether it be to provide constant communication to members on the ground or to share a common operating picture to our allies overseas.

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  • Commander: Major Jean-Louis Boudreau, CD
  • Sergeant-Major: Chief Warrant Officer Raymond Laplante, CD

The role of 2 CMBG HQ & Sigs Sqn is to advise and assist the Commander 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in accomplishing the mission and to provide the commander and his staff with the communications necessary to exercise command and control over the formation. The Signal Squadron provides the personnel and equipment to form the Brigade Command Post, in which the Commander's staff works, and operates Combat Net Radio in the VHF and HF bands as the primary means of communication within the Brigade.

Additionally, the Squadron provides Radio Relay capabilities for data and voice communication, internal line systems and information systems support.

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2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron
Building H-119
227 Montgomery Rd
P.O. Box 9999, Stn Main
Petawawa, Ontario K8H 2X3

Telephone: 613-687-5511, Ext. 5318

Email: OPSCalendar@forces.gc.ca

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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