Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Unit Information

CFB Shilo Badge

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 “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.

Commander - Canadian Forces Base Shilo

Lieutenant-Colonel Jeff Lyttle

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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:

News

Aviator (Basic) Jade Lefebvre stands among an assortment of hockey gear

Deployed to Latvia with hockey gear for cultural exchange events

Shilo, Manitoba — It was a hive of activity on a muggy Monday morning at the Kapyong Barracks on July 9, 2019 as about 130 soldiers began their six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, with hockey gear and fishing rods packed along with their usual soldier gear.
August 27, 2019

A member of Real Property Operations Unit (West) applies her crowbar to a fence demolitio.

Shilo soldiers give community centre outdoor facelift in Brandon, Manitoba

Brandon, Manitoba — Each year United Way Brandon embarks on a community project called Week of Caring, where the city identifies a community centre or like venue in need of volunteer support.
July 19, 2019

A prairie skink

Canadian Forces Base Shilo recognized for prairie conservation

Shilo, Manitoba — Environmental stewardship is an ongoing priority for Canada’s military. While that often means cleaning up the effects of activity on its many training grounds, the situation at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Shilo in Manitoba is quite different.
July 5, 2019

Major Melissa Marshall at Operation ATTENTION

Gritty artillery officer to become one of two female Battery Commanders in Canada

Shilo, Manitoba — When she takes over as Battery Commander (BC) of Canadian Forces Base Shilo’s Headquarters Battery, Major Melissa Marshall will be one of two currently serving women battery commanders in Canada.
June 12, 2019

Francis William Godon, an Indigenous veteran of D-Day

Francis William Godon 1924-2019 Métis D-Day veteran passes 75 years after harrowing experience at Juno Beach

Boissevain, Manitoba — D-Day veteran and Métis soldier Francis Godon was laid to rest on the frigid winter afternoon of January 19, 2019 in his southern Manitoba community near the North Dakota border. He was 94.
February 26, 2019

Retired Airborne Gunner Paul Gauci, 92, receives a commemorative Airborne Gunners coin

Retired Airborne Gunner, 92, receives honour from comrades

Shilo, Manitoba — An alumnus of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) has been given a special honour by his comrades to mark an eventful 27-year career.
October 10, 2018

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