31 Signal Regiment

Unit Identification

Communications and Electronics Crest


"Swift, Skilled, Alert"


John Foote Armouries

200 James St N
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2L1


Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter


Name: London Reserve Recruiting Garrison
Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: DND.LDN.B31.RecruitingLondon-RecrutementLondon.MDN@forces.gc.ca


Name: Hamilton Reserve Recruiting Garrison
Phone: 905-792-4000, Ext. 4168
Email: DND.HAM.B31.PResRecruiting-RecrutementPres.MDN@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings (September –June) from 6:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit


Weapons :


Communication :

  • Line Claks
  • HF/VHF Radios
  • Landline Communications
  • Satellite Communications

See a complete list of Weapons and Vehicles.

Who We Are

31 Signal Regiment is a reserve Communications unit within 31 Canadian Battle Group (31 CBG), located in both Hamilton and London Ontario. The Regiment provides expedient and reliable wired and wireless communication, using advanced voice and data systems to Canada’s military. 31 Signal Regiment was the 1st Wireless Detachment Unit in Canada, providing radio communications during the first and second World Wars, going through several name changes.

Within the regiment, there are various opportunities for new members to explore. From radio operators to line system specialists, 31 Signal Regiment is always looking for dedicated, intellectual, and fit personnel to join the Regiment. Primarily, new members parade every Thursday night (Sept-Jun) and one or two weekends a month. For the first few years, new members are required to conduct their trades training during the summertime (June-August), learning new skills that will be utilized during the part-time training year and on Exercises and Operations.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel C.H. Marvin, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer T.A. Fisher, CD

Contact Us

31 Signal Regiment, John Foote Armouries
200 James St N
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2L1
Phone: 905-972-4000 Ext. 4008
Email: Ken.Keddy@forces.gc.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday evenings (Sept –Jun) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Collective training during Exercise FROZEN GUNNER

Teamwork: Regular and Reserve Force artillery units train together

Shilo, Manitoba — I have been on several gun exercises throughout my career, but this was the first time I was going to see the “big guns” in action.
June 4, 2018

Firefighters from 5th Canadian Division

Gagetown forest management team reduces fire risks

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Residents of Oromocto, New Brunswick were understandably alarmed when, in the fall of 2017, three separate fires burned over 1,200 hectares of the  Range and Training Area (RTA) at nearby 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB).
June 1, 2018

Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja, Ukraine headquarters in Starychi

Infantry captain’s roots run through his regiment and back to India

Hamilton, Ontario — Captain Sarbjit Singh (Rene) Juneja’s South Asian heritage means a lot to him. It has also provided him with context and a sense of pride in his role with the Canadian Army Reserve (ARes).
May 28, 2018

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Our History

Although the name 705 (Hamilton) Communication Squadron is relatively new, the history of military signalling in Hamilton began over 85 years ago, when the 1st Wireless Detachment, CE was form in 1912. This was the only militia radio unit in the Canadian Army until the outbreak of World War I.

After the war, the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (which had first been established in 1903 as the Canadian Signalling Corps) established a Militia component (called the Canadian Corps of Signals) in 1920.A Hamilton company was formed, and was known as the 14th Company, 2nd Battalion, CCS. Its administrative headquarters was in Toronto, and the first CO of the Battalion was LCol Malloch, a native Hamiltonian.

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