Army engineers honoured as their squadron faces closure

Engineers from the Woodbridge-based 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) were honoured at Rock Barrack

Engineers from the Woodbridge-based 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) were honoured at Rock Barracks for their service on deploymnt in Afghanistan. The regiment is facing disbandment under army restructuring - Credit: Cpl Obi Igbo

Army engineers have been recognised for their efforts in Afghanistan as their squadron faces being disbanded.

A reorganisation of Woodbridge-based 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) as part of the Army 2020 reforms has seen 12 (Nova Scotia) Headquarters and Support (Air Assault) Squadron mothballed.

The disbandment was marked with a parade at Rock Barracks yesterday, which also saw 10 members of the squadron who were recently deployed to Afghanistan presented with operational service medals.

The regiment’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Hones, said: “This parade has been a bittersweet occasion. It is sad to see 12 (Nova Scotia) Headquarters and Support (Air Assault) Squadron disband after 229 years of service.”


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