The British Army's Military Engineers

33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)

EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal

We are the British Army’s leading EOD & Search Regiment; robust, responsive, agile and ready to operate anywhere!

Facts & Figures

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Active From

1787

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Role

Engineering

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Specialism

EOD & Search

Our Skills

We provide EOD and Search capabilities that support current operations around the world. Furthermore, we are always prepared for contingent operations and directed tasks.

  • Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) capability
  • Conventional Munitions Disposal (CMD) capability
  • Search capability
  • Dive EOD capability
  • Airborne support element
  • Commando support element

Deployments

Current Deployments

Op SHADER - Iraq

We are currently deployed on Operation SHADER in Iraq, teaching Counter - Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) techniques to Iraqi Defence Forces.

Previous Deployments

Op HERRICK - Afghanistan

Op TELIC - Iraq

Our Location

33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) is currently based at Carver Barracks, Wimbish, near the town of Saffron Walden in Essex.

The Barracks is located on a former airfield that was built between 1935–37 and the runways were laid in 1940. It was first occupied by the Royal Air Force (RAF), followed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in September 1942. It was returned to RAF control on 5 September 1945. After the RAF withdrew from the station in 1974, the site was handed to the British Army and re-established as Carver Barracks in 1975.

The barracks was named after Field Marshal Lord Carver, a former Royal Tank Regiment Officer.

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