33 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

33 Combat Engineer Regiment crest

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Who We Are

33 Combat Engineer Regiment (33 CER) is a reserve unit in Ottawa that trains combat engineers in specialized skills.  Located at The Major E.J.G. Holland VC Armoury, the Regiment is a part of 33 Canadian Brigade Group, a Primary Reserve formation of the Canadian Forces.

Combat engineers are important members of the Canadian Forces. They are soldiers trained to use specialized tools that allow them to support friendly forces while denying mobility and advantage to the enemy.  Using mechanical, manual, hydraulic, electric, and gas powered tools, combat engineers can build bridges, observations posts, roads, and various military structures.

Combat engineers support Canadian Forces’ operations by mapping locations for friendly movement, by assessing suitability of various terrain for construction, and by denying enemy mobility through the use of obstacles and demolitions.  Whether simply using trees to block enemy road movement or using concertina wire and steel pickets to create barricades, combat engineers must be resourceful and take advantage of any available materials to complete the task required.

Undertaking explosive calculations and charge placement is a serious responsibility.  Combat engineers are the highly trained soldiers who use explosives to destroy things such as enemy ammunition caches, bridges and roads.

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.

Email: 33CERRecruiting@forces.gc.ca

Telephone: (613) 841-3381

Unit Parade Night: Tuesday evenings (Ottawa and Orleans) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Command Team

Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Kelly, CD

Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Carl Kletke, MMM, CD

Our History

33 CER honours the history of 3rd Field Engineer Squadron and 5th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). 3rd Field Engineer Squadron was established as the Ottawa Company of Engineers on 1 July 1902. In its early years the unit helped Ottawa deal with emergencies and stage public ceremonies. During the World War I, 181 of its members received 26 decorations serving with units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The Company spent the war training Engineer officers.

On the outbreak of the Second World War, 3rd Field Company, RCE was mobilized as part of the First Canadian Division Engineers and embarked for Scotland. A Reserve company remained in Ottawa.

Read more of our history.

Equipment

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

Contact Us

Ottawa

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Major EJG Holland VC Armoury
2100 Walkley Road
Ottawa, ON K1G 3V3

Telephone: (613)-990-7674

Orleans

33 Combat Engineer Regiment
Leonforte Armoury
815 Taylor Creek Drive
Orleans, ON K1C 1T1

Telephone: (613)-841-0095

Hours of Operations

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website inquiries

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