39 Service Battalion

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Unit Information

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The Sherman Armoury
5500 No. 4 Road
Richmond, BC  V6X 3L5

Colonel St John Armoury
5535 Korea Rd
Chilliwack, BC  V2R 3J9

Lieutenant-General EC Ashton Armoury
724 Vanalman Avenue
Victoria, BC  V8Z 3B5

Major General Hoffmeister
1755 West 1st Ave.
Vancouver, BC  V6J 0G7


Join Our Team

Looking for full-time or part-time work? We are hiring and provide excellent career opportunities. Please do not hesitate to call or email our recruiter who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide direction on how to apply to our Regiment.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Sergeant Madderom
Phone: 604-238-2325

Name: Recruiter
Phone: 250-363-8337
Email: 39SvcBnRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

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

When We Train

September to June:

  • Wednesday evenings
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • one weekend per month.

Full-time summer employment is available from May to August.

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Who We Are

39 Service Battalion is an Army Reserve unit in British Columbia. The role of the battalion is to provide Institutional Support to Department of National Defence dependencies on the mainland of British Columbia and Combat Service Support to 39 Canadian Brigade Group, including supply, transport, food services, and maintenance of materials, vehicles, electro-optics and weapons.39 Service Battalion is comprised of a battalion headquarters and three functional companies:

  • 11 Company based in Victoria, BC
  • 12 Company based in Richmond, BC
  • Technical Services Company based in Richmond with detachments in Vancouver and Chilliwack.

39 Service Battalion was officially formed on April 1, 2010 as a result of the amalgamation of 11 (Victoria) Service Battalion and 12 (Vancouver) Service Battalion.

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

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel S. Gagné, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer M. Morrison, MMM, CD

Contact Us


39 Service Battalion,12 Company
The Sherman Armoury
5500 No. 4 Road
Richmond, BC  V6X 3L5



Colonel St John Armoury
5535 Korea Rd
Chilliwack, BC  V2R 3J9


39 Service Battalion, 11 Company
Lieutenant-General EC Ashton Armoury
724 Vanalman Avenue
Victoria, BC  V8Z 3B5



Major General Hoffmeister
1755 West 1st Ave.
Vancouver, BC  V6J 0G7


Relatives of the late Major Vern Taskey joined members of Edmonton’s 1 Service Battalion

1 Service Battalion salutes Army aviators

Edmonton, Alberta — A historic uniform on display at the headquarters of a Canadian Army logistics unit is a reminder of a time now past, when Army members could earn wings.
April 17, 2020

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

Lighting of the Qulliq

A Hometown Hero’s welcome in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario —Inuk Elder, Qapik Attagutsiak, was recognized as a Parks Canada Hometown Hero at the Canadian Museum of History.  The Elder was commemorated for collecting bones in the Canadian Arctic during the Second World War.  The bones were then sent to southern Canada to make ammunition, fertilizer and aircraft glue to support Canada’s war efforts. 
February 4, 2020

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Our History

Prior to 2010, 39 CBG, the headquarters responsible for all Primary Reserve units in the province of British Columbia, had two service battalions under its chain of command. They were 11 (Victoria) Service Battalion and 12 (Vancouver) Service Battalion. They amalgamated into the two companies, 11 (Victoria) Service Company and 12 (Vancouver) Service Company, that make up 39 Service  Battalion, providing critical logistical support to Army Reserve units within 3rd Canadian Division. Established in 1965 at Jericho Park in Vancouver, 12 (Vancouver) Service Battalion brought together a collection of independent supply, transport, maintenance and administration elements into a single unit. In a similar fashion, 11 (Victoria) Service Battalion was created in 1970. While 39 Service Battalion is a very recent addition to the order of battle, the history of army reserve service units extends back to the very early days shortly after the foundation of both Victoria and Vancouver.

Operational History

39 Service Battalion and its ancestors do not have an operational history. However, unit members formed a number of organizations serving in both World Wars and continue to serve in peacekeeping and other operations of the Canadian Forces into the 21st century. The battalion continues in the tradition it has always had – provide the best support to the units of 39 Canadian Brigade Group that can be achieved whether for military operations or domestic emergencies. This includes ensuring the provision of all necessary equipment and supplies from boots to bullets and gasoline to groceries. The trucks of the battalion deliver all of this as well as transporting soldiers to where they need to be. In addition, battalion maintainers (mechanics) work on the vehicles and weapons of the Brigade to ensure they are in the best working condition. Finally, the cooks prepare the meals needed to sustain all the soldiers.

Today, the service battalion continues its tradition of service to Canada through the generation of reserve combat service support soldiers that augment Canadian Battle Groups overseas, and support civilian authorities during times of domestic emergency and security.

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