Anyone know much about these Royal Engineers: 2 Tp 217 Fd Sqn (EOD).
Personally what would you say People enjoy the most in the army At the moment currently going to be a driver into the rlc reserves unitIf you elect to join the Engineers, then remember that you are a Combat Engineer first before a tradesman, you have a myriad of trade courses and being a brickie in Civvy street means you would only have to do an assessment before getting your trade pay. Being a Sapper is a wide ranging career, including Diver, EOD, Para, Commando all additions to your Combat Engineer and Trade.
101 has recently returned to full TA role, 49 EOD Sqn is being re-formed as an extra Regular EOD Sqn (2 years after disbandment). EOD is more a shared task across the RE and RLC , how that pans out in to the future is anyone's guess.217 Sqn used to be a TA unit. They changed to an EOD role in the early 1990's and became part of 101 EOD Regt, which at the time was the TA EOD Regiment. I know that the reserves and regulars have been mixed together a bit now, but I'm eons out of date.