39 Combat Engineer Regiment

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39 Combat Engineer Regiment is an Army Reserve engineer regiment of 39 Canadian Brigade Group garrisoned in North Vancouver, Chilliwack, and Trail, B.C.

39 Combat Engineer Regiment was stood up on May 2, 2008 in Vancouver and amalgamated 6th Field Engineer Squadron, 54th Engineer Squadron and 44th Field Engineer Squadron.

6th Field Engineer Squadron, RCE originated in North Vancouver in 1911 and was re-designated 6th Engineer Squadron in December 1991. 44th Field Engineer Squadron, RCE originated in Trail in June 1947, and was re-designated 44th Field Engineer Squadron also in December 1991.

Join Our Unit

We train on Thursday nights 7- 10 pm. 39 CBG is the largest Army formation in British Columbia with 11 Units throughout the province. We are actively recruiting officers and non-commissioned members with technical interests to fill part-time positions. To apply, you must meet the following basic Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen
  • Must be a least 16 years of age (and have parental consent)
  • Must have a minimum Grade 10 education (or higher depending on entry plan).

For further information about fulltime and part-time employment opportunities with the Canadian Armed Forces go to Forces.ca, or contact:

  • 6 Engineer Squadron
    1513 Forbes Avenue
    North Vancouver BC V7M 2Y4
    604-666-4054 or 604-666-4052                               
  • 44 Engineer Squadron
    1990 Seventh Avenue
    Trail BC   V1R 3C3
    1-866-368-2129 or 250-368-2129
  • 54 Engineer Squadron
    5535 Korea Road
    Chilliwack BC V2R 5P7
    604-858-1013 or 604-798-7706 or 604-858-1417

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Command Team

  • Commanding Officer: Lieutenant-Colonel C.N. McLean
  • Regimental Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer S.P. Thomas

Honorary Colonels

  • Honorary Colonel Jim Happer
  • Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Rolland Krueger

Our History

39 Combat Engineer Regiment does not have an Operational History; however, 6 Engineer Squadron retains its history of service during the First and Second World Wars. Both 6 and 44 Engineer Squadron provided reserve engineer augmentees during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. During the First World War, the 6th Field Company was mobilized for service in Canada in August 1914 for local protection duties and engineer services. During the Second World War, details of the 6th Field Company were mobilized for service in Canada from August 1939 to December 1940 for local protection duties and engineer services. The company participated on the landings at Normandy in June 1944 as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division and provided field engineer service in Germany from June 1945 to April 1946. Following the conclusion of the Second World War, the company returned to its domestic duties.

In June 1948, the company responded to floods in New Westminster and Port Mann, and installed two temporary Bailey Bridges over the Capilano River connecting North Vancouver to West Vancouver when the original bridge was washed away. Today, the Regiment continues its tradition of service to Canada through the generation of reserve engineer soldiers that augment Canadian battle groups overseas, and support civilian authorities during times of domestic emergency and security.

Equipment

Medium Girder Bridge, zodiacs, and heavy operation equipment and vehicles. For information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army visit our Equipment page.

Contact Us

39 Combat Engineer Regiment
5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2R 5P2
Phone: 604-858-1011 ext 1400

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