79 Communication Regiment

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79 Communication Regiment
Unit crest 79 Communication Regiment.jpg
Active August 1990 – 1 June 2000
Garrison/HQ Kingston Ontario
Nickname 79 Comm Regt
Motto Inter Tempora Per Spatia (Latin motto was later corrected to read PER TEMPUS SPATIUMQUE, meaning “Through time and space”.)

79 Communication Regiment was authorized in 1990[1] and stood up in August. A strategic communications unit, it absorbed 1 Line Troop and the LRCT detachments of 1st Canadian Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment.

Unit redesignated as Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment in 2000.[2]

Commanding Officers

LCol R.L. Lacharite – Aug 1990 to July 1991
LCol D.A. Robb - July 1991 to August 1993
LCol H.W. Coyle - August 1993 to July 1996
LCol G.R. Thibault - July 1996 to June 1998
LCol J. Gendron - June 1998 to June 2000

Regimental Sergeants Major

not known at this time


Unit lineage
79 Communication Regiment
August 1990 - 1 June 2000
Absorbed by
Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment
1 Line Troop

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  1. Authorized by Ministerial Organization Order 6/90, 26 Feb 1990.
  2. Authorized by Ministerial Organization Order 2000021, 31 May 2000.