21 Engineer Regiment
21 Engineer Regiment provides light role, close support engineering to the Adaptable Force. It has three Squadrons based in Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Facts & Figures
Light role close support engineering
Each Field Squadron provides close support engineering to units within the Adaptive Force, allowing them to live, move and fight within their area of operations.
The Headquarters and Support Squadron holds specialised capabilities such as a Reconnaissance Troop, Construction Design Cell, Divers, plant vehicles, and Automotive Bridge Launching Equipment (ABLE) for General Support Bridging (GSB).
- Combat Engineer
- Artisan Tradesman
- Plant Operator
- Communications Specialist
- Resources Specialist
- Reconnaissance Specialist
- Army Diver
Operation TRENTON - Supporting the United Nation's Peace Keeping Force in South Sudan
Somalia - Operation CATAN
Afghanistan - Operation HERRICK
Life at 21 Engineer Regiment
I enjoy travelling with my regiment Sapper - 21 Engr Regt
The Corps’ role is to enable the Army to live, move and fight. 21 Engineer Regiment provides light role, close support to the adaptive force.
In recent years, this has seen a significant focus on support to UN peacekeeping operations. This has included deployments to Cyprus, Somalia and South Sudan.
21 Engineer Regiment Timeline
Formed in Holzminden, Germany in 1949, the Regiment moved to Nienburg in 1951, and granted the Freedom of the city in 1980.
In 1996 the Regiment moved to Osnabruck, where it was presented the Fahnnenband (German Military Colours).
In 2008 the Regiment moved to Ripon, Yorkshire. The Regiment has served on operations in Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
21 Engineer Regiment was formed in Holzminden, Germany.
The Regiment received a bear’s paw from the city of Nienburg, now the Regiment’s emblem.
21 Engineer Regiment deployed on Operation GRANBY, the liberation of Kuwait.
The Regiment received the Wilkinson Sword of Peace, after multiple deployments in the Balkans.
21 Engineer Regiment deployed to Iraq on Operation TELIC for the second time.
21 Engineer Regiment deployed to Afghanistan on Operation HERRICK 12.
21 Engineer Regiment Location
Based in Ripon, North Yorkshire, 21 Engineer Regiment is part of the Adaptive Force based around Catterick Garrison.