<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->746 Communication Squadron
is a reserve military unit in Calgary
. The unit's motto is "Determined" and its badge is a Pony Express
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
. International deployments include most recently Afghanistan
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.
746 Communication Squadron comprises mainly signal operators
and line technicians
, as well as a normal squadron complement of support trades.
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... Read More