746 Communication Squadron

746 Communication Squadron

746 Communication Squadron

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<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->746 Communication Squadron is a reserve military unit in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The unit's motto is "Determined" and its badge is a Pony Express Rider.

Role

As with all reserve communication squadrons, the primary role is to augment the Regular Force for both domestic and international operations, including those with the UN and NATO. International deployments include most recently Afghanistan, Bosnia and the Golan Heights. Soldiers have also been deployed to the Manitoba floods, BC forest fires, Ontario ice storms and the 2002 G8 summit in Kananaskis Country.

From 2000 until 2003, the unit's focus was on strategic communications, typically voice and data over MSAT and HF. From 2004 on, the unit role changed to focus on tactical (field) communications, VHF and limited HF.

Composition

746 Communication Squadron comprises mainly signal operators and line technicians, as well as a normal squadron complement of support trades.

History

746 Communication Squadron traces its history back to Number XIII Detachment, Signalling Corps, which was housed in Mewata Armories in 1913. In 1920, Number 13 Signal Company was stood up in Calgary under the command of Major J.E. Hanning. In 1923 the unit was designated as 13th Signal Battalion, and in 1934 changed designation yet again to 13th Divisional Signals under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Harry Pryde.

During World War II the main function of 13 Signals...
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