Branch Canadian Army
Garrison/HQ CFB Edmonton
Type Combat engineers
|Part of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group|
1 Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER, French: 1er Régiment du génie de combat) is a Regular Force regiment of the Canadian Military Engineers (CME) commanded by a lieutenant-colonel. Its headquarters is in the Patton Building at CFB Edmonton (Steele Barracks), Alberta, and it is assigned to 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
1 CER is different from other CME units as it holds an armoured engineer capability in its Badger Armoured Engineer Vehicle (AEV)
1 CER has been continually involved with rotations to Afghanistan as part of the ongoing War on Terror. Due to the regiment's special armoured engineer capability, every Canadian rotation since 2006 has had a minimum of an armoured troop from 1 CER attached.
As of the start of 2011, 1 CER had six soldiers killed in Afghanistan.
A note on the name
Like most Canadian Forces units, the designation the regiment is only known as "1 Combat Engineer Regiment" and not "1st Combat Engineer Regiment".