6 Engineer Squadron

6 Engineer Squadron is a reserve unit of the Canadian Armed Forces that was formed in North Vancouver in 1912. In fact the unit's first soldiers were sworn-in at North Vancouver City Hall.

Since 1912 our soldiers have served in two World Wars and on UN and NATO missions in Germany, Cyprus, Golan Heights, Egypt, Syria, Israel, former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.

Locally, in time of need, our soldiers have bridged the Capilano River and Lynn Creek, have rescued stranded motorists in the Fraser Valley and have fought forest fires.

In the past individual unit members served at every major WW 1 battle. In WW 2 our unit landed on the Normandy beaches on D Day.

Many notable individuals have served with our unit and have made significant contributions. A few of them are:

Built NV's Cenotaph and Armoury    
     Lt Blackadder
City Engineer                                           
     Maj Cosgrove
City Engineer, Mayor, MLA                  
      Lt Hanes
Ripple Rock                                              
     Lt North           
Burrard & Granville Bridges               
     Maj Grant          
Lions Gate & Patullo Bridges             
      LCol Swan
Canada's first Scout Master               
     Capt Airey       

Today's members of 6 Engineer Squadron carry on in the tradition of their predecessors.

Officer Commanding             Major Gower 
Squadron Sergeant Major   Warrant Officer MP Scoretz

6 Field Engineer Squadron Museum is located in the Lt Col J.P. Fell Armoury and is the home-base of 39 CER Museum.

   6 Engineer Squadron 
  1513 Forbes Avenue 
  North Vancouver, BC  V7M 2Y4

An On-Line book of 6 ES history from 1911 to 2010 is under development. Check the installments as they a posted HERE

For On-Line biographies of many of our former 6 ES members go to a listing HERE