The 39 Service Battalion Regimental Council was signed into effect on the 27 May 2017. The Regimental Council has been established to enable cooperation and promote or address matters of common interest amongst the broader 39 Service Battalion Regimental Family.
The role of the RC is to assist the CO in facilitating the accomplishment of the Battalion’s mission and to support the Battalion in the attainment of its objectives; all the while, encouraging and strengthening the ties and networking opportunities between the Regimental Family Organizations.
The objectives of the RC include:
- Due to the extended geographical locations of the Regiment, encourage and facilitate cohesion of the unit and esprit de corps amongst all its members. Provide support to each organization in the RC.
- Custodian for the history and traditions of the CSS units in BC.
- Assist with attraction and retention of key non-military appointments.
- Facilitate links to industry by establishing and supporting connections with industries related to Combat Service Support trades.
- Facilitate links to academia by establishing and supporting connections with educational institutions related to Combat Service Support trades.
- Facilitate links to the local communities including local governments and community organizations.
Our Regimental Family includes organizations, which are made up of serving Regular Force and Reserve Army members, Retired soldiers, Historical museums and Youth volunteers in our sponsored Army Cadet units both in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.
Our Regimental Family Organizations roles and objectives are:
- 39 Service Battalion provides Combat Service Support to 39 Canadian Brigade Group, and, Institutional Support to all Department of National Defence dependencies on the Mainland of British Columbia;
- The BC Service Battalion Society supports the 12 Service Battalion
Museum and 39 Service Battalion with funding, advice, and recommendations as specified in the BC Service Battalion Society Constitution and Bylaws;
- The HCol Larry Watkins, OMM, CD Museum preserves all historical items, customs, and traditions of 12 and 39 Service Battalion and their predecessor units;
- The Victoria Service Battalion Committee provides advice and recommendations with respect to historical items, customs, and traditions of 11 Service Battalion and 39 Service Battalion;
- The LGen E.C. Ashton Armoury Museum preserves all historical items, customs, and traditions of 11 Service Battalion; 11 Svc Coy, 39 Service Battalion and their predecessor units;
- The 2947 – 39 Service Battalion (RCEME) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is supporting the youth of the community with citizenship, leadership and other training opportunities;
- The 3005 – 11 Service Battalion (Logistics) Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps is supporting the youth of the community with citizenship, leadership and other training opportunities;
- The Colonel Sherman Armory Association is an all ranks social organization representing the past and present members of CSS units or other interested members who have served in BC ; and
- The Guild of Waggoneers and Artificers a distinguished group of benefactors dedicated to assisting 39 Service Battalion and the Regimental Council with moral and financial support.
Regimental Council Links
Constitution and Bylaws
Past Meeting Minutes
Regimental Secretary’s Updates