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    To get into parade formation, the troops march over a floating bridge. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Incoming Commanding Officer LCol Smith takes over the parade and leads them around the ceremonial area behind the engineer complex. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    It is Col Gasparotto's last parade, and he marches the soldiers past the spectators. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Chief Military Engineer of the the Canadian Armed Forces Major-General Karl McQuillan salutes the members of 2 CER, having just arrived at the ceremony. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    After the Markers were called, the 2 CER soldiers lined up into position, wowing the crowd with their military precision. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



2 Combat Engineer Regiment - Change of Command June 30, 2016

Unit News

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016

The 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) Change of Command Ceremony was between newly minted Colonel Mark Gasparotto and incoming CO Lieutenant Colonel Jim Smith. It was held on the morning of June 30 at the Neder Rijn Engineer Complex. Col Gasparotto leaves the regiment after 19 years of service in different leadership positions. Though he will miss the troops, he feels that LCol Smith will be a suitable replacement, as he is already familiar with the area and 2 CER.