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Reserve Elements

170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group (170 Engr Gp) is a hybrid Regular and Reserve organisation. We recruit reserves from all over the UK for their existing engineering or related qualifications and experience, however we can recruit those working towards their qualifications. The Group is administered centrally in Nottingham but training is carried out in varied locations in the UK and abroad.

170 Engr Gp cover the full spectrum of military and civilian infrastructure, our key roles and capabilities are:

• Engineering consultancy
• Engineering design
• Project/programme management
• Contract management
• Facilities management

170 Engr Gp has five Works Groups (Wks Gp). 62, 63 and 64 Wks Gp, each having Regular and Reserve Specialist Teams Royal Engineers (STRE) that carry out the general construction and engineering works.

65 Wks Gp comprises of six Reserve infrastructures STRE that specialize in a particular field; airfields, fuel, power, water, ports and railways.

66 Wks Gp is home to the Regular STRE that specialize in power, fuel, water and force protection as well as a hybrid STRE of Regular and Reserves whose role is construction materials and geotechnical aspects.

Operational and Non-operational Support

170 Engr Gp has provided a permanent presence on operations since 1993, whenever and wherever our Regulars are deployed on operations our Reservists go too. They have seen service in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, over 200 of our Reservists have taken the opportunity to mobilise with several earning awards such as MBE and commendations in recognition of their efforts.

Reservists often deploy on non-operational engineering tasks in support of the Regular element of 170 Engr Gp as well as other units such as Military Stabilisation Support Group (MSSG). In recent years these deployments have taken place in countries such as Kenya, Belize, Uganda, Botswana and most recently Anguilla in 2014.

For All Recruiting Enquiries Contact the Recruiting, Retention and Mentoring Team (RRMT):

Telephone: +44 (0)115 957 2170
Mobile: 07917 593935

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