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Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien

 
 
Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
1. Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien Marker
Inscription.

Proudly serving Canada and their fellow citizens at home and abroad.

In a new and awesome land that was to become Canada, adventurous French and British military engineers surveyed the colossal, mapped the incredible and built the impossible.

Our forefathers saw military engineers contribute to the development of cities such as Halifax, Quebec City and Vancouver. Military engineers later served Canada in the First and Second World Wars as well as the Korean Conflict, where their involvement included building roads, bridges, railways, airfields, field fortifications, and camps; forestry and tunnelling; laying and removing demolition charges and mines; and spearheading amphibious landings.

Military engineers continue to serve the navy, army and air force in numerous United Nations missions abroad. At home, men and women of the Canadian Military Engineers are called upon to combat the forces of floods, ice storms and national disasters. Their record is one of ardent dedication to the Canadian Forces, to the nation, and to their fellow citizens.

In celebration of their Centennial in 2003, military engineers volunteered their specialized skills and labour to help communities in bridge building along the national path of the Trans Canada Trail.

Throughout their history, military engineers have served wherever

Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien Marker and Kiosk image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 27, 2017
2. Canadian Military Engineers/Génie militaire canadien Marker and Kiosk
Canadian Atlantic Fleet seen across Halifax Harbor
the need arises, proudly proving their motto "Ubique" (Everywhere) has not been misplaced.

[Background photo]
"Ready-Aye-Ready Bridge" Cole Harbour, NS. Naval Construction Troop (Atlantic) 2000. A 40m timber pile bridge.

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Servent fièrement le Canada et leurs concitoyens au pays et à l'étranger.

Dans un nouveau et impressionnant pays qui devait devenir le Canada, des ingénieurs militaires aventureux français et britanniques ont arpenté l'immensité, cartographié l'incroyable et construit l'impossible.

Nos instigateurs ont vu les ingénieurs militaires contribuer au développement de villes comme Halifax, Québec et Vancouver. Des ingénieurs militaires ont par la suite servi le Canada au cours des Première et Deuxième Guerres mondiales ainsi que lors du conflit de Corée ou leur implication comprenait la construction de routes, de ponts, de voies de chemin de fer, de terrains d'aviation, de fortifications de campagne et de camps, la foresterie et le creusage de tunnels, i'insallation et l'enlèvement de charges de démolition et de mines et l'avant-garde de débarquements amphibies.

Les ingénieurs militaires continuent à servir dans la marine, dans l'armée et dans la force aérienne dans de nombreuses missions des Nations Unies outre-mer. Au pays, les hommes et les femmes du Génie militaire canadien sont appelés à combattre les forces des inondations, des tempêtes de verglas et les désastres nationaux. Leur dossier en est un de dévouement ardent envers les Forces canadiennes, envers la nation et envers leurs concitoyens.

En célébrant leur centenaire en 2003, les ingénieurs militaires offrent gracieusement leurs compétences spécialisées et leur travail pour aider les communautés à construite des ponts le long de la voie du Sentier transcanadien.

Pendant toute leur histoire, les ingénieurs militaires ont servi partout où le besoin s'en faisait sentir, prouvant fièrement que leur devise « Ubique » (Partout) était justifiée.

[Photo d'arrière plan]
Pont « Prêt oui prêt », Cole Harbour, N.-É. Troupe de construction navale (Atlantique) 2000. Un pont à piliers de bois de 40m.
 
Erected 2001 by Trans Canada Trail/Sentier Transcanadien.
 
Location. 44° 39.84′ N, 63° 34.252′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Touch for map. Marker is along the Waterfront at Alderney Landing. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Ochterloney Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B2Y 3Z3, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Bridges for Canada"/« Ponts pour le Canada » (here, next to this marker); Vera B. Stone (a few steps from this marker); Wild about roses/La vie en rose (a few steps from this marker); How Dartmouth Has Grown (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Starboard Propeller of CCGS John A. Macdonald (about 180 meters away); Legion War Memorial (approx. one kilometer away); Sullivan's Pond (approx. one kilometer away); Totem Pole (approx. one kilometer away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Military Engineers. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Canadian Engineers' Military Museum. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Canadian Military Engineers Association. (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Canadian Military Engineers Receive Award (2003). (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 22, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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