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Those who deployed to Sierra Leone are being recognised in the latest Operational Honours and Awards list.

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Airborne engineers renamed

Airborne engineers have been renamed as 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment in recognition of their history and current role within the British Army’s Airborne Forces.

The unit, formerly named 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault), was established in 2003 but can trace its roots back to the beginnings of airborne operations during the Second World War. In May 1942, 9 (Airborne) Field Company RE - now part of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment as 9 Parachute Squadron RE - was stood up to provide engineer support for the newly formed 1st Airlanding Brigade, serving in Italy and at Arnhem.

The Regiment currently serves within 16 Air Assault Brigade, the British Army's rapid reaction force.

First World War Centenary logoFirst World War Centenary

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. Within government the Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading plans to build a commemoration fitting of this significant milestone in world history.

The Imperial War Museum London has reopened to the public with new First World War galleries showcasing new exhibitions.

Find out how you can get involved in commemorations in your area. Visit the website: www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/first-world-war-centenary

Soldier Magazine online

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