Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Canadian Division Intelligence Company, 1

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Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Canadian Division Intelligence Company, 1

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        The 1 Canadian Division Intelligence Company (1 Cdn Div Int Coy) was established in 1989 when the Canadian government, in consultation with its NATO allies, decided to consolidate the Canadian Army's commitment to NATO in Central Europe. The Company's role was to provide combat intelligence support to the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters (1 Cdn Div HQ). Its first deployments were during the Oka crisis on Operation FEATHER, where an infantry battalion was deployed to Akwesasne to control armed violence that had broken out amongst Mohawk factions, and Operation SALON, which occurred later that year when the entire 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group was deployed south of Montreal to contain armed insurrectionists at Oka and Châteauguay. The company was later awarded a Chief of Defence Commendation for these missions. The unit had a peacetime establishment of 3 officers and 23 non-commissioned members, and was the only regular force field deployable intelligence unit in the Canadian Forces. It remains a formed army unit, however no personnel has been assigned to it since 2000 due to an amalgamation with 1 Cdn Div HQ, 1 Canadian Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment, and 79 Communication Regiment to form the Canadian Forces Joint Operations Group.


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