Canadian Forces Base, Shilo

Unit Information

CFB Shilo Badge

ADOMNIA PARATUS
 “Prepared for everything”

Located in southwestern Manitoba, 35 kilometres east of Brandon, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo has been the site of military activity in the region since 1910.

The training area of CFB Shilo covers almost 40,000 hectares, an area approximately 15 km by 30 km. Its mission is to enable success of training, operations and force generation activities by providing premiere training venues and the professional delivery of comprehensive support to lodger units and dependencies.

Units

CFB Shilo is home to First Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (1RCHA), and Second Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (2PPCLI). Both of these units are part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

The base is also home to a component of the Western Area Training Centre, 742 Signals Squadron Detachment Shilo, and 11 CF Health Services Centre, as well as being the “Home Station” of the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). Other supported units include 26 Field Regiment, RCA Brandon's Reserve Unit and 38 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, located in Winnipeg.

Training

CFB Shilo also provides training facilities for a number of other organizations including the RCMP and Manitoba Corrections. In addition to the many Canadian soldiers who train at Shilo, troops from several foreign countries, including Germany, France, Denmark and the United States, have trained at the base.

Additionally, CFB Shilo supports domestic operations as required. With a current population of approximately 1700 people, the base has approximately 600 private married quarters, operates its own sewer and water system and provides fire and ambulance services to base residents and neighbouring communities.

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Lyttle

Related Links

Contact Us

Canadian Forces Base Shilo
PO Box 5000 Station Main
Shilo, Manitoba  R0K 2A0

Public Affairs Officer: Lori Truscott
Phone: 204-765-3000

Personnel Support Programs

The Canadian Forces Community Gateway is a series of linked websites (one for every base and wing) that provides a common national view of all local base/wing Non-Public Property (NPP) programs and activities including publicly-funded programs delivered through NPP. These are just some of the services available on the Community Gateway site:

  • Shilo Stag
  • Fitness and Sports
  • Messes
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Health Programs
  • Family Services
  • CANEX
  • SISIP Financial Services

News

Chuck LaRocque and Gunner Kyle Timm

Ninety seconds, $50,000: Artillery Museum wins medals at auction

Shilo, Manitoba —It wasn’t Christmas, but Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Museum director, Andrew Oakden, received a special gift: medals once worn by legendary artillery officer Major-General Tom Strange.
February 21, 2020

Jon Reyes, presents Corporal Isabelle Thibodeau with a Certificate of Recognition

Promoting Manitoba Earns Shilo Soldier Recognition

Shilo, Manitoba — Corporal Isabelle Thibodeau was honoured by Manitoba’s Office of the Special Envoy for Military Affairs for championing Manitoba events and activities to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo’s military community. She was presented with a coin and certificate for her exceptional public service and her enthusiasm in encouraging members on base to get out and explore the province. 
February 4, 2020

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