1 Combat Engineer Regiment
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|This article needs additional citations for verification. Learn how and when to remove this template message) (August 2009) (|
|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.
|Regimental Headquarters||~50||Command Team (CO, DCO, RSM, Adjt) Headquarters Troop (Ops & Training, Signals, Drivers, Library, RSM ass't. )|
|11 Field Squadron||~60||Squadron Headquarters, Field Troops|
|12 Field Squadron||~70||Squadron Headquarters, Field Troops|
|13 Armoured Squadron||~60||Squadron Headquarters, Armoured Troops, EOD Troop|
|15 Combat Support Squadron||~80||Squadron Headquarters, Heavy Equipment Troop, Resource Troop, Construction Troop, Dive Troop|
|18 Administration Squadron||~120||Squadron Headquarters, Orderly Room, Padre, Maintenance Troop, Logistics Troop, Family Support Services|
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
Like most Canadian Forces units, the designation the regiment is only known as "1 Combat Engineer Regiment" and not "1st Combat Engineer Regiment".
Order of precedence
First in precedence of Canadian Military Engineers
|1 Combat Engineer Regiment||Succeeded by
*2 Combat Engineer Regiment