131 Independent Commando Squadron is a specialist unit of the Army Reserve. The Squadron's role is to provide engineer support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, who are the UK 's experts in mountain and cold weather warfare, and the conduct of amphibious operations. Our reservists balance their civilian careers and family lives with a part-time role within the Royal Engineers ('the Sappers'). As Sappers our job is to help the armed forces to live, move and fight, involving a wide variety of skills and specialisations, such as bridging, demolition, obstacle crossing, route denial, construction and the provision of field fortifications and infrastructure support.
With this privileged role comes a significant responsibility; those serving with the unit have to pass the world-renowned Commando Course in order to earn the coveted Green Beret. For those who are tough enough, bright enough and dedicated enough there is a huge amount on offer.
So, look through these pages, talk to our soldiers and make your decision. Are you up for the Commando Engineer Challenge?