32 Signal Regiment

Unit Identification

32 Signal Regiment crest

 

Who We Are

32 Signal Regiment is the communication unit of 32 Canadian Brigade Group in the greater Toronto region.  We are part-time and full-time Reserve and Regular Force tradespersons, civilian students, professionals, business people, and public servants - citizens who enjoy contributing to our country through the profession of arms as signallers.  We are members of the militia - the Army Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces.  32 Signal Regiment encompasses the following elements:

  • Regimental command section.
  • 1 Squadron (ATHENA) – at Canadian Forces Base Borden.
  • 2 Squadron (2nd Signalling Company) – at Fort York Armoury, Toronto.
  • Headquarters & Support Squadron (The Depot, RC Sigs) – in Toronto and Borden.

The role of 32 Signal Regiment is to provide commanders and staffs within 32 Canadian Brigade Group the means to exercise command and control.  We often provide deployed facilities and services to units and groups from the Brigade for training in combat operations or in readiness for domestic emergencies.  This includes transportation in military trucks and trailers, physical security, tents and furniture, electrical power generation and distribution, heating, lighting, and other amenities for sustaining a headquarters facility in austere conditions.  Our teams of signallers establish IRIS tactical radio networks, satellite rear links, local cable networks, commercial network connectivity, and computer networks including the Land Command Support System (UNCLASSIFIED).  We also support information management and provide information technology support services.  In some instances we join civilian amateur radio channels and communicate with radio operators across North America and other continents.  Using cryptographic equipment and other communications security measures, we often provide secure networks as well.

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Email: 32cbgrecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Phone: 416-633-6200 ext 4336

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander, 32 Signal Regiment

Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J.W. Bergeron

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Robert D. Carter

Our History

Our Regiment’s earliest component was established in Toronto in 1907 – the 2nd Signalling Company of the newly established Signalling Corps; a component of Militia District No. 2.  The company employed semaphore flags, heliographs, and lamps.  Construction of telegraph and telephone lines was still the responsibility of the Canadian Engineers, but 2nd Signalling Company also maintained a detachment that paraded with the 2nd Engineer Company in Toronto.  In 1911 the company was renamed No. 2 Signal Company.

In August 1914, upon the outbreak of the First World War, 36 officers and signallers from No. 2 Signal Company travelled to Valcartier, Quebec to join the 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company.  During the war telephone, telegraph, runners, and pigeons became standard methods of transmitting messages on the battlefield.  In some cases radios were available as well.  Members of our Regiment, along with hundreds of other signallers, engineers, and guides served in the different companies of the Canadian Corps Signal Service during the great and terrible battles of 1915 through 1918.  All of the units of the Canadian Corps Signal Service were demobilized and disbanded in Toronto during 1919.

Read more of our history.

Equipment

For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

Toronto

32 Signal Regiment
Canadian Forces Armoury Fort York
660 Fleet Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1A9

Telephone: 416-203-4600 ext 4617

CFB Borden

32 Signal Regiment
61 Ramillies Road
CFB Borden
Borden, ON L0M 1C0

Telephone: 705-424-1200 ext 1793

Hours of Operations:

September to June
Monday, Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

July and August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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