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Arctic Response Company Group

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The Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) is a group of company-sized units of the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Army.


In 2007, the Canadian Army was tasked to stand-up and train four Arctic Response Company Groups, in cooperation with the Canada First Defence Strategy.

Roles and responsibilities

The Arctic Response Company Group was created to support the Regular Force and the Canadian Rangers in operations taking place to ensure security and the protection of Canada's national security and sovereignty in the Canadian Arctic.

Involved units

Arctic Response Company Group members are mostly made up of Reservists drawn from various units from their respective brigade groups.

  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
  • The Grey and Simcoe Foresters
  • The Royal New Brunswick Regiment
  • Les Voltigeurs de Québec
  • The Lake Superior Scottish Regiment
  • The Royal Regina Rifles
  • The North Saskatchewan Regiment
  • 38 Service Battalion
  • 38 Combat Engineer Regiment
  • Le 35e Régiment de génie de combat
  • History

    The ARCG from 38 Canadian Brigade Group participated in Exercise ARCTIC RAM, conducted by Land Force Western Area and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in February 2012. Exercise Arctic Ram 12 took place near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


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