31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgin's)

Unit Identification

Engineer Badge


"Everywhere. Whither Right And Glory Lead"

Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Kenneth Nash
Phone: 519-660-5275, Ext. 5300
Email: Kenneth.Nash@forces.gc.ca

Or contact

Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Trades In Our Unit


Who We Are

31 Combat Engineer Regiment (The Elgin's) is a unit from the Canadian Forces 31 Canadian Brigade Group, a unique element of the Canadian Forces, whose task is to augment Canada’s military by providing combat engineers.

Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commander: Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Smith, CD
  • Sergeant Major: Chief Warrant Officer Tim Cooke, CD

Contact Us

St Thomas

7 Squadron
31 Combat Engineer Regiment
40 Wilson Ave.
St Thomas, On N5R 3R2

Phone: 519-631-3316 ext. 7500


48 Squadron
31 Combat Engineer Regiment
B1-550 Parkside Dr
Waterloo, On N2L 5V4

Phone: 226-868-3572

Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Government invests in modern facilities for Base Petawawa

December 1, 2017 – Petawawa, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
December 4, 2017

a soldier with razor wire

Bangalores, Belt Buckles, and Brits: 32 Canadian Brigade Group Exercise Culminates in Company Attack

Meaford, Ontario — Approximately 200 soldiers from 32 Canadian Brigade Group, as well as visiting soldiers from the United Kingdom, participated in Exercise STEADFAST WARRIOR 2017 from August 25 to 31, held at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford.
November 1, 2017

A tank crew from the 1st Hussars with their Sherman tank

‘Raise that barrel’: 1st Hussars inspect London, Ontario’s D-Day tank

London, Ontario — Canadians will mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 2019 and a group of Army Reserve Veterans in Ontario is working to preserve a valuable artifact from that important day.
October 26, 2017

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Our History

The battalion was redesignated the 25th Elgin Regiment on 8 May 1900. The Regiment was disbanded on 1 August 1903, but re-established the next year on 17 May 1904 and titled the 25th Regiment.

In 1915 the Regiment answering Europe’s call to arms, having details placed on active service for local protection and augmenting the Canadian Expeditionary Force with volunteers for overseas service. Among providing soldiers to other locally raised battalions of the CEF, The Elgin Regiment was instrumental in the raising of the 91st Overseas Battalion, CEF. This unit was authorized on 22 December 1915 and sailed for England on 29 June 1916, its personnel were absorbed by the 12th, 35th, 36th, 37th, 38th and 39th Reserve Battalion'(s) on 15 July 1916 to provide reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field. Perpetuation of the 91st Battalion, CEF, is still carried by the Regiment today.

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