1 Engineer Regiment (JDF) was formed in August 1991 and became fully operational on 01 April 1992. Prior to this all military and civil engineering tasks were carried out by two sub-units under command of the Support and Services Battalion: the JDF Construction Squadron and the JDF Engineer Unit. An increase in national demand for military engineers led Headquarters JDF to seek and obtain the approval of the Government to form the Engineer Regiment.

The Units motto UBIQUE – TECHNICAL AND TACTICAL. UBIQUE ‘everywhere’ speaks of the engineering versatility of the Unit. The phrase ‘Technical and Tactical’ indicates the ability of the technically skilled engineer to function as an infanteer.


To provide military engineering support to meet the operational objectives of the Jamaica Defence Force.

MOTTO: UBIQUE – Technical and Tactical