33 Signal Regiment
Who We Are
33 Signal Regiment is a reserve communications unit that is part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group (33 CBG). Our members are trained in the operation of military communication and electronic equipment such as radios and mobile satellite communication suites.
33 Signal Regiment specializes in tactical and strategic communication, employing voice, electronic and telecommunication systems. The unit’s mandate is to provide individual and collective support to Canadian Forces operations, whether domestic or international. Many of the unit’s members have served in various UN and NATO peacekeeping missions around the world. This unit also provides communication support to the Army Reserve.
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Unit Parade Night: Tuesday Evenings (Sept – Jun) 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Douglas Swinton, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Nelson Lizotte, CD
33 Signal Regiment traces its origins to October 12th, 1922, the date when the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Corps of Signals was formed. It was redesignated as the 3rd Divisional Signals Regiment in 1926 and was divided into signal companies for the 1st and 2nd Canadian Divisions in the Second World War. Following the war, it became the 3rd Signal Regiment until 1970 when it was transferred to Canadian Forces Communication Command (authorized on 1 April 1965) and redesignated as 703 Communication Regiment. Its mandate was to provide operationally trained communications personnel to support the Regular Force in ongoing peacetime tasks and activities. On 1 June 1976, the unit was renamed 763 (Ottawa) Communication Regiment. The newly formed 76 Communication Group took command of 763 Communication Regiment from 70 Communication Group on 1 April 1977. The Regiment was housed at Wallis House Armoury in Ottawa and its support services were provided by CFB Ottawa. In the summer of 2010, it was renamed 33 Signal Regiment following its transfer to 33 Canadian Brigade Group (CBG).
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33 Signal Regiment
Major EJG Holland VC Armoury
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON K1G 3V3
Telephone: (613) 991-1619
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday Evenings (Sept – Jun) 7:00pm – 10:00pm
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