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Royal Engineers Warfare Wing

The Wing’s role is to train officers and soldiers to command, communicate, control and coordinate the delivery of military engineering in any environment.

There are broadly 3 types of students trained by the Wing. First, all Royal Engineer communication specialists are trained by the REWW Command Support Branch, which trains recruits in their trade before deployment to the field army, and who return for further vocational training as their careers progress.

Secondly, all Royal Engineer senior non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and officers receive command, leadership and management training throughout their careers. These range from week long professional development periods to a 27 week intensive engineering course for young officers having just commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Thirdly, the Wing trains infantry assault pioneers who deliver basic engineering in their own battalions.

Reserve soldiers and officers are integrated wherever possible. Training is rigorous, demanding and constantly evolving to reflect the operational environment. The Wing also provides the Army’s subject matter experts in combat engineer disciplines and is central to the development of military engineering doctrine.

As part of the Public Private Partnership training at REWW is delivered by military instructors, supported by civil servants and Holdfast Training Services.

Mission: The REWW is to deliver the required number of trained officers and soldiers to enable the delivery of engineer effect in the all arms environment at platoon level and above.