6 Signal Squadron

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6 Signal Squadron
Active 1 August 1961 – 14 August 1968
Garrison/HQ Valcartier Quebec
Nickname 6 Sig Sqn

6 Signal Squadron was authorized effective 15 August 1961 and located at Valcartier Quebec.[1]. The unit was a field type signal squadron less the Armoured Regiment Signal Troop and Field Regiment Signal Troop. With the disbandment of 3 Airborne Signal Troop, 6 Signal Squadron also took on the role of providing airborne communication functions, including parachutists, for one of the infantry battalions with the CDA/US EDP role.

In 1964, Headquarters issued a letter[2] stating that 6 Signal Squadron was to be reduced to nil strength and classified dormant at a date to be determined by HQ Quebec Command. Concurrently, No 2 Squadron, 1 Canadian Signal Regiment was authorized at Valcartier effectively redesignating 6 Signal Squadron. For reasons currently unknown, this change did not occur and 6 Signal Squadron continued as an active unit.

In 1968, with the creation of 5e Groupement de Combat, the unit was redesignated 5e Escadron des Transmissions du Canada (5e ET du C)[3].

Commanding Officers

Major Lewis Wylie, 1 Aug 1961 to July 1964
Major Ramsay Withers, July 1964 to July 1965
Major George Simpson, July 1965 to July 1966
Major Ian Bayne, July 1966 to 14 August 1968

Squadron Sergeants Major

Not known at this time


Unit lineage
New unit 6 Signal Squadron
1961 - 1968
Succeeded by
5e Escadron des Transmissions du Canada
3 Airborne Signal Troop

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  1. CAO 110-2, Issue No. 704/61, 2 Oct 1961
  2. SD1 Letter 64/8, dated 30 Jan 64
  3. CFOO 3.15, 20 Feb 1969