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

7TH FIELD ENGINEER REGIMENT, RCE

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Vancouver, British Columbia on 15 June 1920, when 'Headquarters, CE' for 'Military District No. 11' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: 'Headquarters, RCE' for 'Military District No. 11' on 29 April 1936;2 'Headquarters, 11th District Engineers, RCE' on 15 December 1937;3 'Headquarters, 11th (Reserve) District Engineers, RCE' on 7 November 1940;4 'Headquarters, RCE, 1st Corps Troops' on 1 April 1946;5 and 'Headquarters, 7th Field Engineer Regiment, RCE' on 19 June 1947.6 It was reduced to nil strength and transferred to the Supplementary Order of Battle on 26 January 1965.7

Note:

Headquarters, CE for Military District No. 11 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

Vancouver, British Columbia

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

Details of the 11th District Engineers were mobilized for active service in Canada from 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1940 for local protection duties and engineer services.8

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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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