39 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

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Army Reserve

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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.

Our Team Recruiter

6 Engineer Squadron
Phone: 604-666-4054 or 604-666-4052                               

44 Engineer Squadron
Phone: 1-866-368-2129 or 250-368-2129

54 Engineer Squadron
Phone: 604-858-1013 or 604-798-7706 or 604-858-1417


Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

We train on Thursday evenings, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Trades In Our Unit

Equipment

Vehicles and Weapons:

  • Medium Girder Bridge
  • Zodiacs
  • Heavy operation equipment and vehicles

See a complete list of Vehicles and Weapons.

Who We Are

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.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

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

Contact Us

39 Combat Engineer Regiment
5535 Korea Road
Chilliwack, B.C.
V2R 5P2

Phone: 604-858-1011 ext 1400

News

Alex Decoteau in police uniform, 1911

From the Olympics to Passchendaele: Alexander Decoteau’s exceptional journey

Passchendaele, Belgium — On November 12, 2017, Canadians will participate in the Alex Decoteau Run, a 5K portion of the 16K Poppies’ Run taking place through the historic battlefield of Passchendaele in Belgium. This event is one of many held in 2017 to commemorate the centenary of the battle.
November 7, 2017

Soldiers  right before taking part in the Edmonton YWCA’s 2017 “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser

Swapping army boots for high heels for a worthy cause

Edmonton, Alberta — Over 400 men participated in Edmonton’s YWCA “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” fundraiser on September 20, 2017, teetering along a downtown block in high heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
October 24, 2017

Fort St. John, B.C

Military convoy celebrates Veterans, Alaska Highway

Dawson Creek, British Columbia — A collection of retired military vehicles has been given a new lease on life by a group of enthusiasts that has taken them on a journey of over 6,000 kilometres to salute veterans.
September 21, 2017

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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.

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