About This Unit
2nd Combat Engineer Regiment
The 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment (2CER) is an Australian Army modular engineer regiment trained for sapper/combat engineer operations.
The Regiment is located at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane, Queensland and is part of 7th Brigade, attached to Forces Command.
As of January 2011, 2 CER was directed to become the largest combat engineer unit in the Australian Army.
The Regiment is composed of:
• Regiment Headquarters
• 2nd Combat Engineer Squadron
• 7th Combat Engineers Squadron
• 11th Combat Engineer Squadron
• 24th Support Squadron
• Operational Support Squadron
The Regiment has recently returned from warfighting and peacekeeping operations throughout the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Cambodia.
2 CER supported the 8th/9th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Timor-Leste Battle Group from January – October 2010.
The Regiment also supported the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, Battle Group Mentoring Task Force 1 (MTF1) in Afghanistan.
At the same time, 2 CER continues to build new facilities, receive new equipment and raise another two sub-units—2nd Combat Engineer Squadron (2 CE Sqn) and the Operational Support Squadron (OSS)—as part of the Australian Army Enhanced Land Force (ELF) and Modular Engineer Force (MEF) initiatives.