Part of 3rd Canadian Division
Motto(s) Semper vigilans
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March "Sons of the Brave"
1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1CMBG; French: 1er Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada) is a Canadian Forces brigade group that is part of the 3rd Canadian Division of the Canadian Army. Originally headquartered at CFB Calgary, it is currently based in CFB Edmonton in Alberta with two major units at CFB Shilo in Manitoba, and consists of eight Regular Force units.
The eight units that comprise 1CMBG are:
Three regular force units of other formations 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron of 1 Wing, 1 Field Ambulance of 1 Area Support Group and 1 Military Police Platoon/1 Military Police Unit are co-located with 1 CMBG at CFB Edmonton and work closely with the brigade group, but are not officially a part of it.
1 CMBG sent a contingent of approximately 200 personnel for Task Force Kandahar Headquarters for a nine-month rotation starting February 2009 and sent approximately 2500 personnel for the task force in September 2009 for a six-month tour.