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39 Signal Regiment, formerly known as 744 Signal Squadron in Vancouver, 741 Signal Squadron in Esquimalt & 748 Signal Squadron in Nanaimo is a primary reserve Canadian Army unit of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (part of the Communications and Electronics Branch) in Vancouver , Victoria & Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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Location

The Unit consists of 3 Squadrons (A Squadron in Vancouver, B Squadron on Vancouver Island & C Squadron in Kelowna) with its headquarters at the Hoffmeister Building, Vancouver.

History

39 Signal Regiment was tactically grouped on 1 April 2011. Combining the 3 Signal Squadrons located in British Columbia (741 Signal Squadron in Esquimalt, 748 Signal Squadron in Nanaimo & 744 Signal Squadron in Vancouver) into a single Regiment.[1] [2]

Role

39 Signal Regiment specializes in tactical and strategic communication, employing voice, electronic and telecommunication systems. Their mandate is to provide individual and collective support to Canadian Forces operations, both domestic and international. Many of their members have served in various UN and NATO peacekeeping missions around the world. This unit also provides communication support to the Army Reserve. Some units in the Communication Reserve also provide manning support to the Navy Transportable Tactical Command Centres.

Training

Training is a year-round activity and soldiers are expected to attend up to two weekend training activities per month. Once fully trained, soldiers can apply for various full-time and part-time employment opportunities available throughout the year.

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