1 Combat Engineer Regiment

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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.


Sub-unit Size Composition
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

Armoured engineers[edit]

1 CER is different from other CME units as it holds an armoured engineer capability in its Badger Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV)[1]


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.[2]

A note on the name[edit]

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[edit]

Preceded by
First in precedence of Canadian Military Engineers
1 Combat Engineer Regiment Succeeded by
*2 Combat Engineer Regiment


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