Welcome to our 6 ES on-line History Book

39 Combat Engineer Regiment Museum
A Proud History

A Military Engineer unit has existed in North Vancouver since 1911. Known at various times as:
6 Field Company Canadian Engineers;
6 Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers;
6 Field Squadron Royal Canadian Engineers;
6 Field Squadron Canadian Military Engineers; and
6 Engineer Squadron (a sub-unit of 39 Combat Engineer Regiment Royal Canadian Engineers)

The unit has a long history of service that includes two World Wars as well as service to the North Shore, the province and NATO/UN missions.

6 Field Engineer Squadron Museum Association's historian, LCol V.A. Larocque, has painstakingly gathered the unit's history into a written form that could be posted on the internet.

It is intended that this site will be a continuous process and Chapters will be posted as they are completed or supplemented. The available chapters are indicated by blue lettering.


1       The Founding of the Sixth
2       Getting Established
3       The Drill Hall is Built
4       Engineer Training Centres in North Vancouver and Vancouver  BETA
5       At the Front 1914-1919
6       The Other 6th and the 12th 1915-1919
7       Between the Wars 1920-1939
8       Mobilization 1939-1940
9       Building Camps 1940-1942
10     Training for War 1942-1944   
11     France 6 June to 30 September 1944
12     Belgium and Holland 1944-1945  BETA
13     Germany and War's End 1945-46
14    4 Field Park Squadron
15     On the Home Front 1939-1946
16     7 FER and the Cold War 1946-1966
17     Cold War 1966-90
18     UN and NATO Ops 1970-1990
19     In Canada 1990 to 2010
20     UN & NATO Ops 1990 to 2010


Commanding Officers
Sergeant Majors
WW I   Casualties
WW II  Casualties
WW I   Decorations
                            WW II   Decorations

Contact the Museum:   museum@39cer.ca
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