Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron
|Special Service Force Headquarters and Signal Squadron|
|Active||April 1977 – 1 June 1995|
|Garrison/HQ||CFB Petawawa Ontario|
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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
- CFOO 3.21.1, 1 Dec 1978
- MOO 25/87, 13 Jul 1987
- MOO 95046, 24 Apr 1995