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37 Combat Engineer Regiment
Active 31 March 2012 - Present
Country Canada Canada
Branch Primary Reserve
Type Combat Engineers
Role Military engineering tasks
Size Two Squadrons

37 CER is a military engineer regiment in the Canadian Forces. For more information on this unit and other similar units look to the Canadian Forces webpage.[1] This unit parades throughout the year from September to June while training continues throughout the summer in the form of courses and taskings. Currently the regiments Commanding Officer is Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Penney and the Regimental-Sergeant-Major is Chief Warrant Officer Roger Dewland.

Location[edit | edit source]

The regimental headquarters houses 56 Engineer Squadron and is located at 206 Churchill Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland. 1 ES parades out of the Carleton and York street armouries Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Formation of 37 CER[edit | edit source]

37 CER is a combat engineer regiment in the Canadian Forces primary reserve. The regiment was formed by restructuring 56 Field Squadron from St. John's, Newfoundland and the creation of a new squadron, 1 Engineer Squadron in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

1 Engineer Squadron Unit history[edit | edit source]

Formed in 2006 out of the Carleton and York armouries in Fredericton New Brunswick. 1 Engineer Squadron is a relatively new Squadron, 1 ES shares close ties to both the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering located in the close by CFB Gagetown and 1 RNBR, currently sharing an armouries as their parade grounds.

Similar to their sister squadron 1 ES is to augment the regular force when required.

As a new unit there has been a focus on community projects and recruiting in order to build the size of the Squadron, one of these projects was the construction of a non-standard wooden bridge as part of a trail system in New Maryland, New Brunswick. As well the unit built above ground gardening boxes for the community food bank in Oromocto, as a part of their program to provide produce grown on site by the organization.

1 ES is a highly motivated unit that benefits greatly from the close proximity of a Canadian Forces base and the personnel/facilities of the Engineers working on the base. This close proximity provides the squadron with unique and invaluable training opportunities.

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Order of precedence[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
36 Combat Engineer Regiment
37 Combat Engineer Regiment Succeeded by
38 Combat Engineer Regiment

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