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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 ]
Command Team (CO, DCO, RSM, Adjt) Headquarters Troop (Ops & Training, Signals, Drivers, Library, RSM ass't. )
11 Field Squadron
Squadron Headquarters, Field Troops
12 Field Squadron
Squadron Headquarters, E-ROC Troop, Airborne Troop
13 Armoured Squadron
Squadron Headquarters, Armoured Troops, Field Troops
15 Combat Support Squadron
Squadron Headquarters, Heavy Equipment Troop, Resource Troop, Construction Troop, EOD Troop
18 Administration Squadron
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) and Beaver Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB). [1 ] [2 ]
Afghanistan [ edit ]
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 ]
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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