34 Service Battalion

Unit Identification

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SERVITUM NULLI SECUNDUS
“Service second to none"

Army Reserve

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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

Phone: 514-743-0134
or 450-462-8777 ext. 7078 

Or contact

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

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Who We Are

34 Service Battalion (34 Svc Bn) is a Reserve unit in the Canadian Army. Its primary mandate is to provide the logistics services (supply, rations, weapon and vehicle maintenance, transportation, resource management, etc) required to support the combat units of 34 Canadian Brigade Group, so that they can remain operational and accomplish their missions.

The Reservists also pitch in during emergencies or national disasters and often participate in cultural and social activities in their communities, such as the media’s Christmas charity drive and other local events.

Our Reservists come from all walks of life. Among them are professionals, students, public servants, tradespeople, businesspeople, academics, and former Regular Force members. Their varied experience and expertise all contribute to the success of our mission. We are seeking your uniqueness, your know-how and your skills, because they are vital to our success. Join our winning team and discover your own strengths.

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:

Contact Us

34 Service Battalion
St-Hubert Garisson, P.O. box 100
St-Hubert, QC
J0J 1R0

Phone: 450-462-8777
Fax: 450-462-8808

News

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Understanding cultural nuances saves lives in military conflicts

Twentynine Palms, California — Lieutenant-Commander Chantal Desormeaux, Gender Advisor (GENAD), was deployed to California for the joint exercise Large Scale 17. Her role was to determine the consequences that various action plans have on distinctive groups during military operations.
September 28, 2017

Base Valcartier welcomed representatives from the Muslim community

Base Valcartier expresses its solidarity with the Muslim community of Quebec City a second time

Valcartier, Québec — On June 15, members of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Québec City (ICCQ) paid a return visit to the chaplains they had welcomed last winter, who had gone to see them to show solidarity after the tragic attack on January 29 at the Québec City mosque.
July 7, 2017

Civilian actors simulate burial ceremonies

Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE troops seek post-battle solutions

Wainwright, Alberta — On this day of Ex MR 17, a furious battle has ended but there is still important work to be done.
June 2, 2017

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Our History

Although 34 Service Battalion was formed quite recently, in 1972, the elements from which it originated have a much longer history. The various units and trades in the Montreal area have a rich past that in some cases goes back as far as 1901.

In 1964, based on the recommendations of the Suttie Commission on the reorganization of the militia, it was decided to bring together all service units, ordnance corps, medical services, the Provost Corps and electrical and mechanical engineering in the Montreal Militia to form two separate service battalions. On 1 January 1965, the 1st Montreal Service Battalion, located on Bélair Street in Montreal, and the 2nd Montreal Service Battalion, located at the armoury on St-Grégoire Street, also in Montreal, were created.

In 1972, because of a shortage of space and growing operational needs, the two units merged and moved to St-Hubert on Montreal’s South Shore. The new unit was initially called the Montreal Service Battalion. In 1975, it adopted its current name, 34 Service Battalion, received its flag during a ceremony at Valcartier, and became affiliated with the Regular Force’s 5 Service Battalion. In 1978, 34 Svc Bn’s medical company became independent, moving to Montreal two years later. In 1979, the City of Montreal granted the Battalion the right to use its crest as part of the unit badge.

Since 1990, the Battalion’s role and effectiveness have continued to grow. A number of its members participated in Operation SALON during the Oka Crisis, and the Battalion distinguished itself during the ice storm in January 1998. In 2000, 34 Service Battalion received the Freedom of the City of St-Hubert. So far, more than 100 members of the Battalion have participated in UN and NATO missions.

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