31 Signal Regiment

Unit Identification

Communications and Electronics Crest

VELOX VERSUTUS VIGILANS

"Swift, Skilled, Alert"

Location

John Foote Armouries
200 James St N
Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L1

Army Reserve

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

London

Name: London Reserve Recruiting
Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: LondonRec@forces.gc.ca

Hamilton

Name: Hamilton Reserve Recruiting
Phone: 905-792-4000, Ext. 4168
Email: HamiltonRec@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Thursday evenings
  • 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

Trades In Our Units

Equipment

Weapons :

Vehicles:

Communication :

  • Line Claks
  • HF/VHF Radios
  • Landline Communications
  • Satellite Communications

See a list of Canadian Army weapons and vehicles.

Who We Are

31 Signal Regiment is a reserve Communications unit within 31 Canadian Battle Group (31 CBG), located in both Hamilton and London Ontario. The Regiment provides expedient and reliable wired and wireless communication, using advanced voice and data systems to Canada’s military. 31 Signal Regiment was the 1st Wireless Detachment Unit in Canada, providing radio communications during the first and second World Wars, going through several name changes.

Within the regiment, there are various opportunities for new members to explore. From radio operators to line system specialists, 31 Signal Regiment is always looking for dedicated, intellectual, and fit personnel to join the Regiment. Primarily, new members parade every Thursday night (Sept-Jun) and one or two weekends a month. For the first few years, new members are required to conduct their trades training during the summertime (June-August), learning new skills that will be utilized during the part-time training year and on Exercises and Operations.

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: Lieutenant-Colonel C.H. Marvin, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer T.A. Fisher, CD

Contact Us

31 Signal Regiment
John Foote Armouries
200 James St N
Hamilton, ON  L8R 2L1
Phone: 905-972-4008
Email: Ken.Keddy@forces.gc.ca

News

Private Ashwat Sajith of 31 Canadian Engineer Regiment (The Elgins)

Combat engineers adapt to COVID-19 environment

London, Ontario — Members of 31 Combat Engineer Regiment (31 CER) have overcome limits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic by running virtual exercises.
September 9, 2020

Lieutenant Mike Schenk (right),  his daughter Kaitlyn, a former Army Cadet, and Staff Sergeant Tim Caddel

Cadet Instructor named Conservation Officer of the Year

New Liskeard, Ontario — An Ontario Cadet Instructor has been named Conservation Officer of the Year by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Ontario Conservation Officers Association.
August 27, 2020

Canadian Armed Forces and Allies hone joint warfighting skills at computer-assisted Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020

February 10, 2020 – Kingston, ON – Department of National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
February 10, 2020

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Our History

Although the name 705 (Hamilton) Communication Squadron is relatively new, the history of military signalling in Hamilton began over 85 years ago, when the 1st Wireless Detachment, CE was form in 1912. This was the only militia radio unit in the Canadian Army until the outbreak of World War I.

After the war, the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (which had first been established in 1903 as the Canadian Signalling Corps) established a Militia component (called the Canadian Corps of Signals) in 1920.A Hamilton company was formed, and was known as the 14th Company, 2nd Battalion, CCS. Its administrative headquarters was in Toronto, and the first CO of the Battalion was LCol Malloch, a native Hamiltonian.

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