|1 Combat Engineer Regiment |
1er Régiment du génie
Canadian Military Engineers
|Part of||1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group|
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]
|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]
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.
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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