6th Field Engineer Squadron

The official lineage of the 6th Field Engineer Squadron.

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Lineage

This Reserve Force squadron originated on 1 February 1911 and incorporates the following engineer squadrons.

The 6th Field Engineer Squadron originated in North Vancouver, British Columbia on 1 February 1911, when the '6th Field Company, CE' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 1 It was redesignated: '6th Field Company, RCE' on 29 April 1936;Footnote 2 '6th (Reserve) Field Company, RCE' on 7 November 1940;Footnote 3 '6th Field Company, RCE' on 31 December 1945;Footnote 4 and '6th Field Squadron, RCE' on 19 June 1947.Footnote 5 On 31 December 1954 it was amalgamated with '54th Field Park Squadron, RCE' (see below) retaining the same designation.Footnote 6 It was redesignated: '6th Field Engineer Squadron (M)' on 21 May 1975;Footnote 7 and '6th Field Engineer Squadron' on 19 December 1991.Footnote 9

Note:

The 6th Field Company, CE was authorized a Reserve order of battle counterpart on 15 June 1920 (GO 89/20 and GO 128/30). The reserve unit was disbanded on 14 December 1936 (GO 3/37).

The 54th Field Park Squadron, RCE originated in Vancouver, British Columbia on 5 June 1947, when the '54th Field Park Squadron, RCE' was authorized to be formed.Footnote 10 On 31 December 1954 it amalgamated with 6th Field Squadron, as above.

Headquarters Location

Vancouver, British Columbia

Operational history

The First World War

The 6th Field Company was mobilized for active service on 6 August 1914 for local protective duties and engineer services.Footnote 11

The Second World War

Details of the 6th Field Company were mobilized for active service in Canada from 26 August 1939 to 31 December 1940 for local protective duties and engineer services.Footnote 12

The 6th Field Company mobilized the '6th Field Company, RCE, CASF' for active service on 24 May 1940.Footnote 13 It embarked for Britain in June 1941. The company participated on the landings at Normandy in June 1944 as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.Footnote 14 The overseas company was disbanded on 31 December 1945.Footnote 15

A '2nd/6th Canadian Field Company, RCE, CAOF' was formed in Germany on 1 June 1945 to provide field engineer services for the allied occupation force.Footnote 16 The company was disbanded on 29 April 1946.Footnote 17

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