Angela Mondou, president of Canada Company which helps military veterans transition into the workforce, at a job creation event in Calgary in this photo taken Friday, May 30, 2014.
This information on this page serves as an overview of the origins of today’s Canadian Army and provides a launching pad to further explore its history. The Canadian Army draws on a heritage of colonial militias dating back to the earliest European settlements in North America.
At that time, the regiment became the core of the Airborne Battle Group within the new Special Service Force based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, while its artillery and engineer elements were reassigned to other CF units.
The total peacetime strength of the regiment was 750 all ranks.
In 1947, a Canadian Special Air Service (SAS) Company was created with former members of the wartime parachute units at its core; various reorganizations were made over the twenty years subsqeqent, including being renamed the "Mobile Strike Force" and the "Defence of Canada Force." In 1968, these troops were brought together as The Canadian Airborne Regiment, based at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton.
CFLRS mission is to train and professionally develop the next Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) generation morally, mentally, physically and intellectually in order to uphold excellence in the profession of arms.
CFLRS provides distinct training packages that are tailored to meet the requirements of the specific program of candidate enrolment.
The regiment was founded as an independent brigade command with two infantry commandos, one artillery battery, one engineer field squadron, one signal squadron, and a service company.
In the 1970s a mechanized infantry battalion was added to the Regiment, known as 3 Canadian Mechanized Commando, but this unit was later retasked as 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.
On 6 Apr the Group was tasked with the Nicosia sector.