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

9TH FIELD ENGINEER SQUADRON

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LINEAGE

This Reserve Force squadron originated in Noranda, Quebec on 1 January 1940, when the '3rd Pioneer Battalion, RCE' was authorized to be formed.1 It was redesignated: '3rd (Reserve) Pioneer Battalion, RCE' on 7 November 1940;2 '3rd (Reserve) Battalion, RCE' on 15 May 1941;3 '9th Field Company, RCE' on 1 April 1946;4 '9th Field Squadron, RCE' on 19 June 1947;5 '9th Independent Field Squadron' on 30 June 1949;6 '9th Field Squadron, RCE' on 1 September 1954;7 '9th Field Engineer Squadron (M)' on 21 May 1975;8 and '9th Field Engineer Squadron' on 4 February 1993.11

Note:

No lineal connection with '3rd Battalion, RCE, CASF' of 1941- 1946; '9th Field Company, RCE, CASF' of 1940-1941 (it was redesignated in 1941 as 'No. 1 Canadian Base Units Construction Company, RCE, CASF' and disbanded in 1945 as 'No. 5 Artizan Works Company, RCE, CASF' ); or '9th Field Squadron, RCE, CASF' of 1941-1946.

Headquarters Location

Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec

OPERATIONAL HISTORY

The Second World War

The 3rd Pioneer Battalion contributed, at least in part, in the mobilization of the '3rd Pioneer Battalion, RCE, CASF' for active service overseas on 24 May 1940.14 The unit was redesignated '3rd Battalion, RCE, CASF' on 2 November 194015 and absorbed by the '4th Battalion, RCE, CASF' on 15 May 1941,16 prior to its embarkation to Britain in September of 1941.17

The 3rd Battalion mobilized the '27th Field Company, RCE, CASF' for active service in Canada on 12 May 1942.18 The battalion disbanded on 15 November 1943.19

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1. GO 206/40; and/et GO 52/43.

2. GO 42/41; GO 213/43; GO 439/44; and/et GO 400/45.

3. GO 136/41.

4. GO 115/46; and/et GO 189/46.

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

6. CAO 76-3, Issue No. 135/49.

7. CAO 76-3, Issue No. 420/55.

8. DGOM Memorandum to C Prog, 1901-1774 TD 5115 (DGOM), 14 May 75; and/et NDHQ Message DOE 255, 16 Jun 75 ; and/et CFOO 3.310, 20 Nov 75 / OOFC 3.310, 20 nov 75.

9. CFOO 3.310, 1Jan 81 / OOFC 3.310, 1er jan 81.

10. MOO 92189, 4 Sep 92 / DMO 92189, 4 sep 92.

11. MOO 93082, 4 Feb 93 / DMO 93082, 4 fév 93.

12. MOO 97153, 14 Aug 97 / DMO 97153, 14 août 97.

13. CFOO 5063 221740Z Dec 98 / OOFC 5063 221740Z déc 98.

14. GO 184/40; and/et GO 50/41.

15. GO 283/40.

16. GO 136/41.

17. Colonel A.J. Kerry and Major W.A. McDill, The History of the Corps Of Royal Canadian Engineers, Volume 2 (1936-1945), (Ottawa: The Military Engineers Association of Canada, 1966), pp. 31-33.

18. GO 309/42.

19. GO 15/44.

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