Volume 3, Part 1: Armour, Artillery and Field Engineer Regiments - Engineer Regiments and Squadrons

5TH FIELD ENGINEER RCE

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 15 June 1920, when the '6th Divisional Engineer Headquarters, CE' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '6th Divisional Engineer Headquarters, RCE' on 29 April 1936;2 'Headquarters, 6th District Engineers, RCE' on 15 December 1936;3 'Headquarters, 6th (Reserve) District Engineers, RCE' on 7 November 1940;4 'Headquarters, RCE, 5th Division' on 1 April 1946;5 and 'Headquarters, 5th Field Engineer Regiment, RCE' on 19 June 1947.6 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 31 December 1964.7

Note:

The 6th Divisional Engineer Headquarters, CE was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 1 November 1930 (GO 128/30). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

Headquarters Location

Halifax, Nova Scotia

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

None

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1. GO 89/20.

2. GO 75/36.

3. GO 215/36.

4. GO 42/41; GO 213/43; and/et GO 439/44.

5. GO 400/45; and/et GO 115/46.

6. CAO 76-3, Issue No. 43/47.

7. SD 1 Letter No. 64/68, 22 Dec 64; EASTCOM Message G5631, 22 Sep 65.

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