Does 35 have an EOD Unit?

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  1. Just trying to check on a possible walt. Claims to be in an EOD unit with 35th RE and based at Catterick and London. According to the Web site 35 are in Germany. Any ideas?
     
  2. think you've found a walt!

    I was at 35 until Dec 06, you are correct they're located in Paderborn , Germany and defo have no EOD capabilities,

    They have people who are EOD trained as all RE units do, but have no EOD unit/sqn.

    As far as im aware there are no RE in either Cattrick or London, but I think theres a TA sqn in London.


    you got anymore info on this so called walt...
     
  3. There's 2 TA sqn's -Catford 221 and Holloway/ White city 217.
    33 is the only one with EOD isnt it?
     
  4. ROYAL ENGINEERS 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) RE (V) Hudson House, Bromley Road, Catford, LONDON SE6 2RH

    ROYAL ENGINEERS 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) Workshop REME (V) Hudson House, Bromley Road, Catford, LONDON SE6

    ROYAL ENGINEERS 221 Field Squadron (EOD) (V) Hudson House, Bromley Road, Catford, LONDON SE6 2RH

    ROYAL ENGINEERS 217 Field Squadron (EOD) (V) TA Centre, 65 Parkurst Road, Holloway LONDON N7 0LP

    ROYAL ENGINEERS Detachment 217 Field Squadron (EOD) (V) TA Centre, South Africa Road, White City, LONDON W12 7RW

    ROYAL ENGINEERS Detachment 217 Field Squadron (EOD) (V) TA Centre, South Africa Road, White City, LONDON W12 7RW

    ROYAL ENGINEERS 131 Independent Commando Squadron RE (V) TA Centre, Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, LONDON NW9 9QJ

    ROYAL ENGINEERS 135 Independent Geographic Squadron RE (V) TA Centre, Mercator House, EWELL, Surrey KT17 2BG

    This is a list of all TA RE units in London, although there are quite a few EOD, there is no sign of 35 Engr Regt, or any mention of Cattrick.

    Maybe some truth in his ramblings, but then again probably not
     
  5. Says he's been in 11 years and just promoted to SSTG, which I think may be a typo for SSGT. I have a name but obviously won't post it here. Has a nice Facebook page too. ;)
     
  6. only EOD in london is as spitlock said 101 RE (V)

    the only EOD unit in catterick is 11 RLC (eod) 521 squadron
     
  7. Any chance of a link?
     
  8. A link? No, I think that would poor Op Sec if he is telling the truth.
     
  9. You'll need someone from the EOD community to set some questions for him. :D
     
  10. I might be a little pedantic but I find the use of 35th RE also a little suspicious in the modern Corps.

    Any Sapper based in Paderborn would describe themselves as being "in 35" or "in 35 Engineer Regiment," no "th."
     
  11. It was the "th" that first piqued my interest.
     
  12. Funnily enough, he's come back to me saying he's 33 based at Wimbush now, but based at Catterick as part of rapid response.
     
  13. FACKING WALT

    i was with 33 for most my army career, and often did range clearance in catterick. and believe me there is no respose units from 33 in that area
     
  14. 'fraid not Predatorplus. 621 EOD Sqn part of 11 EOD Regt RLC is also based in London at Northolt ( you could argue that it is Middlesex but it is on the tube and inside the M25 and London District says its London) but you are correct the only EOD unit is 521 EOD Sqn again part of 11 EOD Regt RLC but no sappers in the EOD role.

    Out him!
    Ask him how many rockets go on a rocket wrench? :twisted:
     
  15. I know of an RE Staffy who passed his JSIEDD and was selected to become an instuctor at the Felix Centre. Prior to undertaking this appointment he spent approx 6 months doing duties at Catterick Tp, 521 Sqn, 11 EOD Regt RLC.