3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (Australia)

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3rd Combat Engineer Regiment
Country Australia Australia
Branch Army
Type Royal Australian Engineers (RAE)
Role Combat Engineers
Part of 3rd Brigade, 1st Division
Garrison/HQ Lavarack Barracks, Townsville
Unit Colour Patch 3cer colour patch.PNG
Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment practice clearing a building in 2015

The 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3 CER) is an Australian Army modular engineer regiment trained for sapper/combat engineer operations. The unit is based at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland and is part of the 3rd Brigade. It has deployed to the Solomon Islands under Operation Anode, and has also served in Timor-Leste, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Regiment consists of:
• Regimental Headquarters
• 16 Combat Engineer Squadron
• 18 Combat Engineer Squadron
• 25 Support Squadron
• Operational Support Squadron

Further reading[edit]

  • Vann, Kevin (2001). Bridging the Gap: The 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment in Timor 1999–2000. Loftus: Australian Military History Publications. ISBN 1-876439-55-6.