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1 Combat Engineer Regiment
1er Régiment du génie
Canadian Military Engineers
Active 1977–present
Country Canada

Canadian Military Engineers Canadian Army

Regular Force
Type Combat engineers
Part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
Garrison/HQ CFB Edmonton
Motto(s) "Ubique"

1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER) is a regular force regiment of the Canadian Military Engineers commanded by a lieutenant-colonel. It is currently located in the Patton Building at CFB Edmonton (Steele Barracks), Alberta, and is assigned to 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

Organization[edit | edit source]

Sub-unit Size Composition
Regimental Headquarters ~30 Command Suite, Headquarters Troop
11 Field Squadron ~60 Squadron Headquarters, Field Troops
12 Field Squadron ~70 Squadron Headquarters, E-ROC Troop, Airborne Troop
13 Armoured Squadron ~120 Squadron Headquarters, Armoured Troops, Field Troops
15 Combat Support Squadron ~80 Squadron Headquarters, Heavy Equipment Troop, Resource Troop, Construction Troop, EOD Troop
18 Headquarters Squadron ~80 Squadron Headquarters, Orderly Room, Padre, Maintenance Troop, Logistics Troop, Family Support Services

Armoured engineers[edit | edit source]

1 CER is different from other CME units as it holds an armoured engineer capability in its Badger Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV)[1] and Beaver Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB).[2]

Afghanistan[edit | edit source]

1 CER has been continually involved with rotations to Afghanistan as part of the ongoing War on Terror. Due to the regiment's special armoured engineer capability, every Canadian rotation since 2006 has had a minimum of an armoured troop from 1 CER attached.

As of the start of 2011, 1 CER had six soldiers killed in Afghanistan.[3]

A note on the name[edit | edit source]

Like most Canadian Forces units, the designation the regiment is only known as "1 Combat Engineer Regiment" and not "1st Combat Engineer Regiment".

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