37 Combat Engineer Regiment

Unit Identification

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37 Combat Engineer Regiment is comprised of Combat Engineers, focused on the use of demolitions and land mines, the design, construction and maintenance of defensive works and fortifications, lines of communications, and bridges. They can also provide water, power and other utilities, provide fire, aircraft crash and rescue services, hazardous material operations, and develop other engineering intelligence. In addition, military engineers are experts in deception and concealment, as well as the design and development of equipment necessary to carry out these operations. In essence, the job of the Combat Engineer is to help the army live, move and fight while denying the same to the enemy.

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Command Team

Commanding Officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Penney
Sergeant-Major - Chief Warrant Officer Roger Dewland

Our History

As part of Army Reserve Transformation, the Army has identified a shortage of engineer resources.

In addition to supporting expeditionary tasks each Division has been assigned the task of generating a Medium Girder Bridge Squadron and a Floating Bridge Squadron for the Army. Although other Land Force Divisions have Reserve Engineer Regiments, 5 Canadian Division (5 Cdn Div) only has two independent squadrons and as a result the Chief of Land Staff directed 5 Cdn Div to proceed with the growth of an Engineer Regiment in each of our two Reserve brigades. 36 and 37 Combat Engineer Regiments (CER) will be created over the next five years by internally adjusting existing structure and resources. To create 36 and 37 CER, unfilled structure will be reallocated within each brigade.

The first objective was to establish engineer troops in Halifax and Fredericton. 37 Combat Engineer Regiment headquarters and 56 Engineer Squadron will be located St. John's with 1 Engineer Squadron located in Fredericton.

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Join Our Unit

If you are interested in joining 37 Combat Engineer Regiment, please visit the Canadian Forces recruiting website.

When We Train

37 Combat Engineer Regiment trains from September through to June on Thursday evenings (7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) and one weekend per month.

Equipment

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

Contact Us

37 Combat Engineer Regiment
Building 310 Pleasantville
St. John's, NL A1C 6B5
Phone: (709) 570-4949

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