1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group

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1Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Badge

   “Ever vigilant”  

1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) is an Army Regular Force formation of 3rd Canadian Division and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.

Our mission is:  “1 CMBG will generate, employ and sustain combined-arms combat forces for operations in the service of Canada.”    

Our vision statement is:  “1 CMBG is ready to fight and win on the modern battlefield.  Rapidly deployable, decisive and aggressive, 1 CMBG soldiers are flexible in mind and action, mentally and physically resilient and relentless in the pursuit of excellence.  Intelligent, tough and compassionate, our actions are always beyond reproach, serving as an example to all with whom we interact.  We accomplish the mission and take care of one another and our families, always putting service before self. ” 


Command Team

1 CMBG Commander


Colonel W.H. Fletcher

Chief Warrant Officer W. Crabb

Sergeant Major
Chief Warrant Officer W. Crabb

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1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group has traditions which date back to May 1911, when the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade was allocated to the 1st Division of the Non-Permanent Active Militia. Even before that date the 1st Brigade had existed independently as a formation of the Canadian Militia.

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1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters
Building 400, Italy Crescent
PO Box 10500 Station Forces
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4J5


Western Canadian soldiers deploy and return under Operation UNIFIER in Ukraine

Approximately 200 Canadian Army soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, will be departing for Ukraine as part of Operation UNIFIER, beginning today, until the middle of March.
March 6, 2017

Command Post during in Exercise PHANTOM RAM 17

Training in Tandem: Exercise PHANTOM RAM 17

Edmonton, Alberta - One group will potentially deploy to Latvia as a NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (FP) Battle Group, the other will lead a Brigade into a complex multi-national coalition exercise at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington; different tasks and objectives, but is it possible to prepare for both in a single training environment?
February 27, 2017

Ukrainian trainees are transported by an BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle

Op UNIFIER recycles while supporting a good cause

In addition to training their Ukrainian counterparts while on Operation UNIFIER, members of Joint Task Force – Ukraine (JTF-U) have been supporting an initiative to provide prosthetic limbs for Ukrainian soldiers.
February 10, 2017

Members from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment

1 Combat Engineer Regiment helps build a home with Habitat for Humanity

Members of 12 Squadron from 1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1CER) traded in their CADPATs for utility belts and hardhats when they volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
February 9, 2017

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