3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (Australia)
The 3rd Combat Engineer Regiment (3 CER) is an Australian Army modular engineer regiment trained for sapper/combat engineer operations. The unit is based at Lavarack Barracks in Townsville, Queensland and is part of the 3rd Brigade. It has deployed to Bougainville as part of the South Pacific Peacekeeping Force, to the Solomon Islands under Operation Anode, and has also served in Timor-Leste, Iraq and Afghanistan.
|3rd Combat Engineer Regiment|
|Type||Royal Australian Engineers (RAE)|
|Part of||3rd Brigade, 1st Division|
|Garrison/HQ||Lavarack Barracks, Townsville|
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The regiment consists of:
- Regimental Headquarters
- 16 Combat Engineer Squadron
- 18 Combat Engineer Squadron
- 25 Support Squadron
- Operational Support Squadron
- Nettleton, G. (1995). "Bougainville Peace Talks". Sapper News. Vol. 5 (No. 1 (April)). p. 11.
- Vann 2001.