31 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Identification

31 Canadian Brigade Group Badge

PRO ARIS ET FOCIS

“For hearth and home”

Location

Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. East
London, Ontario  N5Y 4T7

701 Oxford St. East

Wolseley Barracks

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

Hamilton

Phone: 905-972-4028
Email: DND.HAM.B31.PResRecruiting-RecrutementPres.MDN@forces.gc.ca

London

Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: DND.LDN.B31.RecruitingLondon-RecrutementLondon.MDN@forces.gc.ca 
 
Windsor

Phone: 519-254-2535, Ext. 4512
Email: WindsorChathamRec@forces.gc.ca 

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

The Brigade Headquarters, located in London, Ontario, is a full time unit staffed 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition, staff will work evenings or weekends as required by their duties. The Brigade’s Reserve units have small full time staffs that work throughout the week. Training hours for the part-time Reserve training conducted by each unit is detailed on the unit pages linked below.

Who We Are

31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) is an Army Reserve Formation of the 4th Canadian Division and is headquartered in London, Ontario.

The Brigade's area of responsibility reaches from Hamilton to Windsor and north to Owen Sound and Barrie. The Brigade has nearly 2000 members, the vast majority of whom are part-time Reserve soldiers. In recent years, the Brigade has deployed hundreds of soldiers on overseas operations in Afghanistan and to other theatres such as Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Eastern Europe. 31 CBG has also deployed a large number of soldiers on domestic operations, including flood control operations and providing soldiers to Operation PROVISION for the support of Syrian refugees in 2015-16. Annually, soldiers from across 31 CBG deploy on northern sovereignty exercises in the Canadian Arctic.

Units

Benefits of Joining

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:

Command Team

  • Commander: Colonel Chris Poole, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Rob Talach, MMM CD

Contact Us

31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters
Wolseley Barracks
701 Oxford St. East
London, Ontario  N5Y 4T7

Phone: 519-660-5275

News

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‘It’s always been a partnership’ for Foot Guards museum curators

Ottawa, Ontario — You could say Estelle Lane married the Governor General’s Foot Guards (GGFG) right along with her husband, Master Warrant Officer (Retired) Martin Lane, who was a member for 15 years, but the fact is, she became a part of the family even before the pair made it official in 1967.
August 13, 2019

Bald eagle

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Ottawa, Ontario — The Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre (CRPTC) in Southwest Ottawa is a major hub for military and police firearms training.
July 23, 2019

Traditional sunset ceremony at Parliment Hill

Charge into summer with Fortissimo

Ottawa, Ontario — It couldn’t have been called pianissimo, which means “play it delicately.”
July 15, 2019

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Our History

Headquarters are not traditionally considered to have lineages similar to military units. 31 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters does, however, continue a heritage of military headquarters in London which have, for over a century, commanded units of the Canadian Army in South-Western Ontario. Depending on the Army's organization, the various headquarters that have been located in London have seen changes in the number of units and the size of the area of operational responsibility they commanded.

As early as the 1860s, the number of Militia units throughout the Canadian provinces outgrew the span of control possible for a single centralized headquarters, and a more comprehensive command structure was required. In 1868, a system of Military Districts was created and assigned the responsibility for overseeing the training and coordinating the administrative of Militia units in their assigned areas. These Military Districts were further divided into "Brigade Divisions".

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