4 Engineer Support Regiment

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4 Engineer Support Regiment
4e Régiment d'appui du génie
Active 1977–present
Country Canada
Branch Canadian Military Engineers
Type Engineering support
Size Four squadrons. 450 pers (approx)
Part of 1st Canadian Division, 5th Canadian Division
Garrison/HQ 5 CDSB Gagetown
Commanding Officer LCol C. Cotton, CD
Previous Commanding Officer LCol W.A. Taylor, MSC, CD
Deputy Commanding Officer Maj R.L. Horton, CD, PMP
Regimental Sergeant Major CWO G. Martin, CD
Adjutant Capt P. Reid
Abbreviation 4 ESR

4 Engineer Support Regiment is a regiment of the Canadian Military Engineers located at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick. It is tasked to provide general engineer support to the whole of the Canadian Forces.

4 ESR was officially formed when 4 Combat Engineer Regiment returned from CFB Lahr in Germany when 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group was stood down. 4 CER absorbed 22 Field Squadron, a detached and independent unit affiliated with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment. 22 Field Squadron was stationed in CFB Gagetown supporting the 2nd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group, the Combat Training Centre and 4 CER in Germany.

The unit consists of Regimental Headquarters, 42 Horizontal Construction Squadron, 43 Counter Improvised Explosive Device Squadron, 45 Vertical Construction Squadron, and 48 Combat Service Support Squadron.


4 ESR ATD 12/13

Order of precedence[edit]

Preceded by
2 Combat Engineer Regiment
4 Engineer Support Regiment Succeeded by
5 Combat Engineer Regiment

See also[edit]