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75 Engineer Regiment

75 Engineer Regiment

75 Engineer Regiment is an Army Reserve unit numbering some 296 reserve personnel with a regular enhancement of 91 regular soldiers, combined strength of 387 soldiers. We come under command of 8 Force Engineer Brigade based in Minley. The Regiment has a unique role within Defence as we provide amphibious and logistic bridging; nobody else provides a wide water gap crossing in the British Army. We are the only Royal Engineer Regiment (commonly known as Sappers) based in the North West of England.

Our Army Reserve Centres are based in Warrington (Cheshire), Birkenhead (Merseyside), and Failsworth (Greater Manchester). The Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) is now well established in Peninsula Barracks, Warrington and commands Cheshire Garrison.

Looking for a challenge?

Royal Engineers are soldiers first and engineers second. The perform tasks such as bridge construction, water supply, Field fortification and explosive demolition. Our soldiers have deployed on Operations with Regular Army units to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, also United Nations peace keeping tour of Cyprus as well as being attached to units in the USA, Canada and the Ascension Islands.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll be paid for attending training on a Tuesday night and weekends subject to your availability, you’ll even receive annual tax-free bonus if you complete 27 days training per year (including a 14 day annual camp). Current rates of pay can be found at www.armyjobs.mod.uk. You will also get paid leave. You will make new friends, develop your teamwork skills and discover new challenges and enhance your employability. There are great opportunities for travel all over the world, Participation in sport is encouraged. You can even gain new qualifications such as driving or management and engineering qualifications.

Training

In peacetime, we train with 36 Engineer Regiment in Maidstone; together with our own routine training and participation in major exercises in Canada, Kenya and Germany, this allows us to maintain a reasonable level of military engineering expertise. A great deal of the time and effort is spent training our Reservists in basic military and engineering skills.

Military engineering encompasses:

Combat Engineering
Plant Operations
Resource Procurement and Logistics
Driving and Communications

Combat engineering comprises:

Bridging
Demolitions
Boat Operations
Water Supply
Mine Clearance
Obstacles and Field Defences for combat troops

Depending on how much time you can commit, it will normally take between 6-12 months to train you as a soldier and a further 6-12 months to train you sufficiently in your trade to be qualified for exercises or Operations.

Want to join the Regiment?

Our Reserves bring with them a vast skills base from their civilian employment. They find their experiences challenging but very rewarding. With a real sense of camaraderie created through shared values and experiences. If you are interested and would like further information then please contact your nearest Reserve Centre using the links on the right hand side of the page or contact the Regimental Operations Support Officer direct on 01925 642 839 or email: 75engr-rhq-roso@mod.uk

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