National News

  • 19 May 2015

    United States Army reservists from 980th Engineer Battalion in Austin, Texas, carry out roadwork at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, one of five large construction projects. PHOTO: DND // Des réservistes de l’Armée américaine du 980th Engineer Battalion d’Austin, au Texas, exécutent des travaux routiers à la 5e Escadre Goose Bay (Terre Neuve et Labrador) dans le cadre de l’un des cinq grands projets de construction qu’ils sont venus réaliser.

    These are two RCAF News Articles reprinted here to highlight the role of 5 Wing Goose Bay Construction Engineering Section in supporting a US Engineer operation. The first was originally published in August 1914, and the second in May 2015. All photos were taken in 2014....

  • 15 May 2015

    Left to right: Col John Lesperance (Ret'd), Pres CMEA, Col Comdt Steve Irwin. OCdt Cruz and LCol Steve Kelly, Pres Kingston Branch CMEA

    The Major General John Arthur Stewart Trophy for 2015 was awarded to 26305 OCdt Daniel Filipe Cruz (Construction Engineer) seen in the photo receiving the trophy from CME Col Comdt Steve Irwin.


  • 05 May 2015

    Canadian Army Sergeant Major

    Today a CANFORGEN was released announcing the Senior Appointments and Key Positions for Chief Warrant Officers. Among these appointments are seven CME members. The entire CME family should take pride in the accomplishments of these outstanding individuals. The CMEA...

  • 05 May 2015

    An assault boat from 39 Combat Engineer Regiment parallels the vehicle raft during a crossing of Cultus Lake during Exercise Worthy Sapper on 21 Feb 2015.

    By 2Lt Jim Wood, UPAR, The British Columbia Dragoons

    Photos by: Cpl John Swannack, The British Columbia Dragoons

    Napoleon had more than a hundred maxims of war. His first was that mountains and rivers often...

  • 03 May 2015

    Hillside Armoury April 2014

    These are two articles reprinted from the WESTMOUNT INDEPENDENT Weekly. Vol. 8 No. 4a.  Both were written by Laureen Sweeney and published on 1 April 2014.

    Armoury Not Up to Fire Code, Future Uncertain

    Quietly and without fanfare, most functions of the...

  • 29 Apr 2015

    Canadian military plane carrying an advance disaster-assistance team has landed in Kathmandu.

    Article by Cindy E. Harnett in the Victoria Times Colonist, April 28, 2015

    Seven Comox air force base firefighters with disaster training had just hours to gather their gear and deploy Sunday as part of Canada’s response to the earthquake in...

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Spr Patterson

    On 25 June 2012, CWO Kevin Patterson was appointed as the Canadian Military Engineer Branch Chief Warrant Officer. This position has allowed him to accompany the CME Col Cmdt from coast to coast visiting Engineers all across Canada. Having spent 32 years as a Combat Engineer...

  • 24 Mar 2015

    WO Oliver diving near Kingston, ON. // Adj Erica Oliver plongée près de Kingston

    By: Lynn Capuano, Army Public Affairs

    Gagetown, New Brunswick — Warrant Officer Erica Oliver, who recently became a Member of the Order of Military Merit, is the only currently serving woman combat diver in the Canadian Army (CA). These...

  • 12 Mar 2015

    On 9 February 2015, Major-Generals Whitecross and Wynnyk issued a letter to all members of the CME family explaining how the restoration of the RCE in the Canadian Army and the re-birth of the RCAF should in no way affect the unity our Branch has enjoyed over the last 45...

  • 11 Mar 2015

    Some of the hundreds of Canadian graves at the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery near the town of Groesbeek, Netherlands, final resting place for 2,338 Canadian soldiers from World War II.

    We received the following note from Ralph Storey who will be travelling to Europe. Ralph has offered a unique opportunity for friends and families of Canadian servicemen killed in Germany to receive a photo of that man's grave. Here is Ralph's note: