26 Engineer Regiment provides armoured, combat, artisan and specialist engineering capabilities. We enable 12 Armoured Infantry Brigade to live, move and fight.
1 April 1969
We have a diverse and multi skill based background. Serving with 26 Engineer Regiment opens up many career paths; with the opportunity to gain civilian recognised qualifications. Whether Regular/Reserves or Officer/Soldier, we are an Armoured Engineer family that thrives with passion and pride.
Some of our skills include:
Estonia - Op CABRIT
We are providing the Armoured Engineer component of the Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Estonia.
Afghanistan - Op HERRICK
Iraq - Op TELIC
You will learn and employ skills in a wide range of trades, which will serve you well as a junior leader.
The senior ranks are respectful and vastly knowledgeable, due to their experiences in the Regiment.
Our Officers are amongst the most professional and versatile in the British Army and they always lead from the front.
We are located in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire, with our brother Armoured Engineer Regiment - 22 Engineer Regiment.
Our address is:
26 Engineer Regiment
Personnel respect Sappers; you always feel valued! Daniel, 22
Basic training will teach you how to be a soldier in the British Army.
You will then complete basic Engineering training, which gives you the skills to build bridges, use demolitions, supply water and build fortifications. You will use these skills throughout your career.
The final stage is your trade training. As Close Support, our emphasis is on the Armoured trade. You will learn TITAN, TROJAN and TERRIER, forming our flagship armoured vehicle qualifications. In addition to this, over half of our soldiers are trade qualified as Carpenters, Plumbers, Fitters, Electricians and more.
Our 26 Engineer Regiment emblem is a large Scarab Beetle. Before 26’s reformation 8, 30, and 33 Squadrons were deployed to the Suez Crisis in 1956. The Scarab Beetle was the chosen symbol with its power in Egyptian religion, its strength and hardiness, and for its ferocity even when faced by larger adversaries.
The famous defence of Rourke's Drift during the Zulu War took place
The Boer War; 8 Sqn deploy as a Railway Company and 38 Sqn as a Field Company
Salonika; 33 and 38 Squadrons deployed to create extensive fortifications and wire obstacles
26 Engineer Regiment officially reforms
Cpl Cambell is awarded the Gallantry Cross for his actions in Afghanistan
The Regiment joins the Corps' celebrations of 300 years of military engineering around the world