4th Combat Engineer Regiment (Australia)

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4th Combat Engineer Regiment
Active 1 July 1995 – 2013
Country Australia Australia
Branch Army
Type Royal Australian Engineers (RAE)
Role Combat Engineers
Part of 4th Brigade
Garrison/HQ East Ringwood, Victoria
Commanders
Current
commander
LTCOL Glenn Pilbeam
Insignia
Unit Colour Patch 4cer colour patch.PNG
Abbreviation 4 CER

4th Combat Engineer Regiment (4 CER) was an Australian Army Reserve engineer regiment based at East Ringwood, Victoria. Raised on 1 July 1995, upon formation, the regiment consisted of the 10th and 35th Field Squadrons and the 38th Support Squadron.[1] It is an Army Reserve unit that provides engineering support to the 4th Brigade,[2] and played a pivotal role in the ADF support to the 2003 Victorian Alpine Fires and the 2009 Black Saturday Fires. Throughout 2009, the regiment also contributed personnel to operations overseas, including deployments to Afghanistan and the Sinai; other personnel took part were detached to Rifle Company Butterworth and Operation Resolute.[3] In 2013, 4 CER merged with the 22nd Construction Regiment, to form the 22nd Engineer Regiment.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murdoch, Andrew (30 April 1996). "New Combat Engineer Regiment Hits the Deck Running". Sapper News 6 (1): 9. 
  2. ^ "4th Combat Engineer Regiment". Australian Army. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sapper Sitrep: 4th Combat Engineer Regiment". Australian Sapper: 44–45. 2009. 
  4. ^ "Minister for Defence and Parliamentary Secretary for Defence – Ministerial visit for Ringwood Army Reserves". Media Release. Department of Defence. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.