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1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment

Located at Brompton Barracks Chatham, the Home of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 1 Royal School of Military Engineering Regiment (1 RSME Regt) provides artisan engineer training to the Corps of Royal Engineers and the wider Field Army, Fleet and RAF.

There are over 12 different trades available to soldiers who pass through 1 RSME Regt on their Class 1 and 2 courses. On completion of their initial Phase 2a training, Sappers commence their Phase 2b courses in Chatham. For most trades, this will mean attending bespoke artisan training. Course lengths vary and can last up to 53 weeks at the end of which new Sappers will be posted to their first Regiment, or for the more time-served Sappers, redeployed back into the Field Army.

1 RSME Regt comprises of a Regimental Headquarters; and 24 and 36 Training Squadrons. Each Squadron consists of trade specific troops, all providing soldier support and the military backbone to the Regiment. There are nine Troops within 1 RSME Regt.

1 RSME Regt and Chatham Garrison is furnished with some of the best and most technically advanced sporting and leisure facilities. The Regiment seeks to expand and deliver innovative and challenging extra curricular activities. It strongly encourages trainees and civilian staff alike to participate in sporting and adventurous training when possible, enhancing their own personal training opportunities.

As the home of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 1 RSME Regt is at the fore of Defence, National and Regional events to include Regular, Reservist and Cadet Units. Of significant pride to 1 RSME Regt are its extremely close ties with the Royal Engineers Veterans Association and Medway Council, who are frequent visitors and long-term associates.

Mission: 1 RSME Regt is to deliver appropriately trained and motivated personnel in construction, engineering and watermanship in order to meet the requirements of Defence.