Episode 035 – Col Peter Dawe

Colonel Dawe joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 as an artillery officer. Following a tour to Cyprus as a troop commander, he reclassified to the infantry, and joined the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Col Dawe’s regimental experience has included command appointments at the platoon, company and, most recently, at the battalion level as Commanding Officer of 3 PPCLI.

Col Dawe’s extra-regimental employment has included tours at the Canadian Forces Recruit and Leadership School as a recruit and basic officer training company commander, Land Forces Central Area Headquarters, now the 4th Canadian Division, as the G3 Operations, the Canadian Special Operations Regiment as the Operations Officer, and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Headquarters as the J3.

Col Dawe’s operational tours include Cyprus, Bosnia, and two tours in Afghanistan, the first of which was in 2002 as the battle-group operations officer for Operation APOLLO in Kandahar. From May 2011 to March 2012 Col Dawe deployed to Kabul as the Deputy Commander of Canada’s Contribution to the Training Mission in Afghanistan.

On 18 June, 2013, Col. Peter Dawe became the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group‘s 12th commander, at a ceremony in Petawawa, Ontario.

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Capt Dawe and the members of 2PPCLI Recce Platoon.


Col. Peter Dawe, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Contribution Training Mission – Afghanistan, speaks with Gen David Petraeus, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force, at the headquarters of CCTM-A.

Colonel Peter Dawe, deputy commander of Canada's new military training mission, says Canadian troops are ready to deal with the threat of insurgent infiltrators.

Col. Peter Dawe, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Contribution Training Mission

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Col Dawe takes command of 2 CMBG in June 2013.


Army Commander LGen Marquis Hainse and the Deputy Minister of National Defence Richard Fadden pose for a photo with Colonel Peter Dawe, Commander of 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, at the end of their visit of at Garrison Petawawa on January 17, 2014.


LGen Hainse speaking with Col Peter Dawe, in May 2014 at Ex Maple Resolve in Wainwright.

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