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

6TH FIELD ENGINEER REGIMENT, RCE

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 15 June 1920, when 'Headquarters, CE' for 'Military District No. 10' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: 'Headquarters, RCE' for 'Military District No. 10' on 29 April 1936;2 'Headquarters, 10th District Engineers, RCE' on 15 December 1937;3 'Headquarters, 10th (Reserve) District Engineers, RCE' on 7 November 1940;4 'Headquarters, RCE, 6th Division' on 1 April 1946;5 and 'Headquarters, 6th 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 January 1965.7

Note:

Headquarters, CE for Military District No. 10 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).

6th Field Engineer Regiment, 56th Independent Field Squadron, and 33rd Field Park Squadron recruited for the 58th Independent Field Squadron of the Active Force for service in Germany with 27th Canadian Infantry Brigade Group from 1951 to 1953.

Headquarters Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

None

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1. GO 89/20.

2. GO 75/36.

3. GO 215/36; and/et GO 7/38.

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. 64/60, 11 Dec 64; and/et Letter - Western Command 2001-3/1 (G) dated 18 Oct 65.

8. Lieutenant-Colonel K.J. Holmes, The History of the Canadian Military Engineers, Volume 3 (to 1971), (Toronto: Military Engineering Institute of Canada, 1997), pp. 245 to 46.

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