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33 Service Battalion
Active

1965–2010 (as 26 and 28 Service Battalion)

2010 – present (as 33 Service Battalion)
Country  Canada
Branch Lesser badge of the Canadian Army.svg Primary Reserve
Part of 4th Canadian Division
Garrison/HQ Ottawa, Ontario
Motto(s) DEVOIR AVANT TOUT
Website army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/33-service-battalion/index.page
Commanders
Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel David Paterson
Ceremonial chief Chief Warrant Officer J.M. Richard
Abbreviation 33 Svc Bn

33 Service Battalion is a Canadian Forces Primary Reserve unit falling under 33 Canadian Brigade Group, responsible for providing Combat Service Support to eastern and northern Ontario, including cities such as Ottawa, North Bay, and Sault Ste Marie.

Current sections[edit | edit source]

Following the legacy units from prior to its amalgamation, the current Service Battalion is divided into the following companies: Transport, Maintenance, Administration, Headquarters, and Supply.

Honours and awards[edit | edit source]

  • Commonwealth Shield won 3 times, the latest in 1982[1]
  • Freedom of the City of Ottawa: 1981 (as 28 Service Battalion) [2]
  • Freedom of the City of North Bay: 03 October 1987 (as 26 Service Battalion)
  • Freedom of the City of Sault Ste Marie: 27 September 1987 (as 26 Service Battalion)

Current priorities/operations[edit | edit source]

Following the winding down of the Afghanistan War, 33 Service Battalion members have been focused on retaining their equipment, maintaining vehicles, personal skills training, and supporting brigade- and division-level exercises and deployments.

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