31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgin's)

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Engineer Badge


"Everywhere. Whither Right And Glory Lead"

Who We Are

31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgin's) is a unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group, a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s military by providing combat engineers.

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: Kenneth.Nash@forces.gc.ca

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Smith, CD
Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Tim Cooke, CD

Our History

The battalion was redesignated the 25th Elgin Regiment on 8 May 1900. The Regiment was disbanded on 1 August 1903, but re-established the next year on 17 May 1904 and titled the 25th Regiment.

In 1915 the Regiment answering Europe’s call to arms, having details placed on active service for local protection and augmenting the Canadian Expeditionary Force with volunteers for overseas service. Among providing soldiers to other locally raised battalions of the CEF, The Elgin Regiment was instrumental in the raising of the 91st Overseas Battalion, CEF. This unit was authorized on 22 December 1915 and sailed for England on 29 June 1916, its personnel were absorbed by the 12th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th and 39th Reserve Battalion'(s) on 15 July 1916 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. Perpetuation of the 91st Battalion, CEF, is still carried by the Regiment today.

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For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

St Thomas

7 Squadron
31 Combat Engineer Regiment
40 Wilson Ave.
St Thomas, On N5R 3R2

Phone: 519-631-3316 ext. 7500


48 Squadron
31 Combat Engineer Regiment
B1-550 Parkside Dr
Waterloo, On N2L 5V4

Phone: 226-868-3572

Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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