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==Royal Engineers Regiments - Regular Army==
 
==Royal Engineers Regiments - Regular Army==
 
* [[21 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Osnabruck]] - Close Support
 
* [[21 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Osnabruck]] - Close Support
** [[7 HQ & Sp Sqn RE]]
 
**[[1 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[4 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[77 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
 
* [[22 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Tidworth]] - Close Support
 
* [[22 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Tidworth]] - Close Support
** [[6 HQ & Sp Sqn RE]]
 
** [[3 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[5 Fd Sqn RE]]
 
 
* [[23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)]] - [[Woodbridge]] - Close Support
 
* [[23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)]] - [[Woodbridge]] - Close Support
** [[12 (Nova Scotia) HQ Sqn (Air Assault) RE]]
 
** [[9 Para Sqn RE]]
 
** [[51 Para Sqn RE]]
 
** [[61 Fd Sp Sqn (Air Assault) RE]]
 
 
* [[25 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Northern Ireland]] - General Support
 
* [[25 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Northern Ireland]] - General Support
 
* [[26 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Tidworth]] - Close Support
 
* [[26 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Tidworth]] - Close Support
** [[38 HQ & Sp Sqn RE]]
 
** [[8 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[30 Fd Sqn RE ]]
 
 
* [[28 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Hameln]] - General Support
 
* [[28 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Hameln]] - General Support
** [[64 HQ Sqn RE]]
 
** [[23 Amph Engr Sqn RE]]
 
** [[42 Fd Sqn RE]]
 
** [[65 Fd Sp Sqn RE]]
 
 
* [[32 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Hohne]] - Close Support
 
* [[32 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Hohne]] - Close Support
** [[2 HQ Sqn RE]]
 
** [[26 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[31 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
** [[39 Armd Engr Sqn]]
 
 
* [[33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)]] - [[Wimbish]]
 
* [[33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)]] - [[Wimbish]]
** [[22 HQ & Sp Sqn (EOD) RE]]
 
** [[21 Fd Sqn (EOD) RE]]
 
** [[49 Fd Sqn (EOD) RE]]
 
** [[58 Fd Sqn (EOD) RE]]
 
 
* [[35 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Paderborn]] - Close Support
 
* [[35 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Paderborn]] - Close Support
 
* [[36 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Maidstone]] - General Support
 
* [[36 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Maidstone]] - General Support
** [[50 HQ Sqn RE]]
 
** [[20 Fd Sqn RE]]
 
** [[69 Ghurka Fd Sqn QGE]]
 
** [[70 Ghurka Fd Sp Sqn QGE]]
 
 
* [[38 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Ripon]] - Close Support
 
* [[38 Engineer Regiment]] - [[Ripon]] - Close Support
** [[32 HQ & Sp Sqn RE]]
 
** [[11 Fd Sqn RE]]
 
** [[15 Fd Sp Sqn RE]]
 
** [[25 Fd Sqn RE]]
 
 
* [[39 (Air Support) Engineer Regiment]] - [[Waterbeach]] - Air Support
 
* [[39 (Air Support) Engineer Regiment]] - [[Waterbeach]] - Air Support
** [[60 HQ & Sp Sqn (Air Sp) RE]]
 
** [[10 Fd Sqn (Air Sp) RE]]
 
** [[34 Fd Sqn (Air Sp) RE]]
 
** [[48 Fd Sqn (Air Sp) RE]]
 
** [[53 Fd Sqn (Air Sp) RE]]
 
 
* [[42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)]] - [[Hermitage]] - Geographic Support  
 
* [[42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic)]] - [[Hermitage]] - Geographic Support  
** [[13 Geo Sqn RE]]
 
** [[14 Geo Sqn RE]]
 
** [[16 Svy Sp Sqn RE]]
 
  
  
 
==== Independent Sub-Units ====
 
==== Independent Sub-Units ====
 
* [[59 Independent Commando Squadron]] - Southern England
 
* [[59 Independent Commando Squadron]] - Southern England
 
 
* [[62 Cyprus Support Squadron]] - [[Cyprus]] (obviously)
 
* [[62 Cyprus Support Squadron]] - [[Cyprus]] (obviously)
  

Revision as of 22:04, 22 April 2006

The Sappers are the true jack of all trades going everywhere and turning their hands to pretty much everything. many other corps have been spawned from the RE such as the R Signals, REME and AAC.

The RE can trace their history back to William the Conqueror's invasion of 1066, a full 600 years before the New Model Army became the British Army.

Tasks

  • Mobility. Helping friendly forces get to where they want across natural and man made obstacles
  • Counter-Mobility. Stopping the enemy going where he wants by enhancing natural and creating man made obstacles.
  • Survivability. Helping friendly forces live.

Royal Engineer Roles

  • Close Support. Working in the Contact Zone for Bdes and BGs. Close support units will be equipped and organised to meet the role of the Formations they support but will usually consist of a mix of soft skin and armoured vehicles including specialist Engineer Equipment.
  • General Support. Working out of contact providing specialist support for Close Support units and thier close support to the logistical chain.
  • Air Support. Working for the RAF building runways and other facilities that they require.
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Bomb Disposal Heros provding support in UK and on operations.
  • Geographic. Providing mapping and geospatial support across defence.
  • Infrastructure Engineering. Designing and supervising the construction of all manor of very complicated things that the rest of their Corps would not understand.

Royal Engineers Regiments - Regular Army


Independent Sub-Units

Royal Engineers Regiments/Squadrons - Territorial Army

Training Units

The majority of training for Royal Engineers is provided at the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) which is spread across two sites and consists off:

Other training establishments providing training for Royal Engineers include:


Specialist Units

Royal Engineer Equipments

Usually odd looking and misunderstood by friendly forces and easily identifiable and priority targets for the enemy.

  • ChAVRE - Chieftan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers. Funny looking tank supposed to help with mobility and counter mobility tasks but really provides source of employment for REME.
  • ChAVLB - Chieftan Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge. A tank with a bridge instead of a turret designed to lay bridges in the face of the enemy but also provides employment for REME.
  • VLSMS - Vertical Launched Scatterable Minefield System.
  • ABLE - Automated Bridge Launching Equipment.
  • MGB - Medium Girder Bridge. A heavy bridge system traditionally built by hand.
  • GSB - General Support Bridge. A heavier bridge system built using ABLE.
  • LSB - Logistic Support Bridge. A really heavy bridge system built using a crane and a very heavy mallet when it doesn't quite fit.
  • Barmine - Antiquated mechanical anti tank minefield laying system that achieves its effect by causing the enemy to break down in fits of hysterics whenever they see it deployed.
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