41 Combat Engineer Regiment

41 Combat Engineer Regiment

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41 Combat Engineer Regiment (41 CER) is an army reserve (militia) unit of the Canadian Military Engineers (CME) in Alberta, Canada. The unit consists of:
  • Regimental Headquarters (RHQ),
  • 25 Engineer Squadron (25 Engr Sqn) in Edmonton,
  • 33 Engineer Squadron (33 Engr Sqn) in Calgary, and
  • Administration Squadron (Admin Sqn).


The unit parades on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays at the Lt-Col Philip L. Debney Armoury in Edmonton and at the Northeast Armoury in Calgary. 41 CER is allocated to 41 Canadian Brigade Group, which in turn is part of Land Force Western Area.

History

41 Combat Engineer Regiment was stood up on 6 September 2008 at a parade at the Military Museums in Calgary. The parade officially disbanded and amalgamated 8 Field Engineer Regiment and 33 Field Engineer Squadron. Amalgamation means the joining of two or more units into one, a kind of "marriage", with the resulting unit being entitled to the combined honours and history of the constituent units. This was authorized by Gordon O'Connor, then Minister of National Defence under Ministerial Organization Order 2006041 on 23 November 2006.

8 Field Engineer Regiment was the senior unit that was amalgamated and was created in 1947 as a result of a post-war reorganization of the militia engineers. At its peak the regiment controlled five sub-units:
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