Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron

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Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron
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Active April 1977 – 1 June 1995
Garrison/HQ CFB Petawawa Ontario
Nickname SSF Sigs

Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron (SSF HQ and Sigs) (fr: Escadron du quartier general et des transmission, Force d’operations speciales) was created in April 1977 when the Special Service Force was formed in Petawawa by the amalgamation of units from 2 Combat Group and the Canadian Airborne Regiment. The official redesignation of 2 Combat Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron was eventually issued on 1 December 1978.[1]

In 1987 the French version of the unit name was amended to be Quartier général et Escadron des transmissions de la Force d’opérations spéciales.[2]

In the Fall of 1988 Canada committed to the United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG) mission and SSF Sigs supplied the majority of members deployed as part of 88 Signal Regiment.

When the Special Service Force was renamed 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in 1995, the squadron was redesignated 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron.[3]

Commanding Officers

Maj Belliveau, 1978 to 1979
Maj R.K. Martineau, 1979 to 1981
Maj G.K. MacDougall, 1981 to 1984
Maj P.B. Ellis, 1984 to 1986
Maj W.J. Blonden, 1986 to 1988
Maj A.F. Batchelar, 1988 to 1990
Maj Hanrahan, 1990 to 1991
Maj Black, 1991 to 1993
Maj S.P. Woodland, 1993 to 1994
Maj R.M. Lilienthal, 1994 to 1995

Squadron Sergeants Major

Not known at this time

Lineage

Unit lineage
Created from
2 Combat Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron
Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron
1978 - 1995
Succeeded by
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron

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References

  1. CFOO 3.21.1, 1 Dec 1978
  2. MOO 25/87, 13 Jul 1987
  3. MOO 95046, 24 Apr 1995

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