1 Combat Engineer Regiment
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|1 Combat Engineer Regiment |
1er Régiment du génie de combat
Royal Canadian Engineers
|Part of||1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group|
|Engagements||Operation Enduring Freedom|
1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER, French: 1er Régiment du génie de combat) is a Regular Force regiment of the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE) commanded by a lieutenant-colonel. Its headquarters is in the Patton Building at CFB Edmonton (Steele Barracks), Alberta, and it 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 (stood down in 2016)|
|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 had 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 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