National News

  • 28 Jul 2021

    Posed mine clearance photo - UNEF

    As National Peacekeepers’ Day approaches (9 August), the CMEA recognizes that this year marks the 65th anniversary of the United Nations Emergency Force that operated in Gaza and the Sinai from 1956 until 1967. Its first commander was Canadian Lieutenant-General ...

  • 21 Jul 2021

    I am very pleased to inform you of the Change of Command of the CF Real Property Operations Group from Col M.W.J. Rancourt, CD, to Col D.R. Henley, MSM, CD on 15 July 2021.

    Col Henley was also appointed as the CAF Branch Advisor for the Canadian Military Engineers,...

  • 21 Jul 2021

    Poppy Declaration Day 1921

    July 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the poppy as the symbol of remembrance in Canada.

    In 1918, Moina Michael, a staff member of the American Overseas YMCA, wore a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance. She was inspired by John McCrae’s...

  • 21 Jul 2021


  • 18 Jul 2021

    OCdt Adam David Johnson

    This year's winner of the MGen John Arthur Stewart Trophy is OCdt Adam David Johnson. Newly commissioned 2Lt Johnson is an RCAF Construction Engineer with a degree in Civil...

  • 17 Jul 2021

    Sapper Adam Wright, 5 RGC Sentry at Nat'l War Memorial

    Sapper Adam Wright of  5th Combat Engineer Regiment has been assigned duties as sentry at the National War Memorial. Spr Wright, who claims Thunder Bay and Sudbury ON as his home town says it is "an honor to represent the CAF in all aspects. Sentries help Canadians...

  • 14 Jul 2021

    Banner Message from the Acting CDS


  • 12 Jul 2021

    1st Cdn Corps Patch

    This week marks the 78th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Sicily and the beginning of the Italian Campaign on 9 July 1943. The Royal Canadian Engineers supported every battle from start to finish. The gallantry and sacrifice of our officers and men was far...

  • 06 Jul 2021

    1 ESU Crest

    A Virtual Change of Command ceremony will take place on 08 July at 0900 hrs between the outgoing CO, LCol Marc Comeau, and the incoming CO Designate, LCol Brad Krajcik.

    Please see the Microsoft Teams link for the...

  • 06 Jul 2021

    2 Construction Battalion 105th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony

    105 years ago, the No. 2 Construction Battalion (also known as the Black Battalion) was formed in Pictou, Nova Scotia. Join us on Saturday July 10th, as we honour the service and perseverance of the No. 2 in a virtual commemoration ceremony hosted by the Black Cultural Centre...


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