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The British Army's Military Engineers

36 Engineer Regiment

We Enable the British Army to Live, Move & Fight

A Force Support Engineer Regiment that provides specialist engineer solutions. We are ready to deliver theatre entry, indirect support to combat operations, military-civil transition and recovery to the Land, Logistic and Maritime components on current and future operations.

Facts & Figures

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Active From

1949

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Role

Engineering

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Specialism

Force Support

Our Skills

We are the British Army's leading Force Support engineer unit. We can deploy anywhere, providing all the skillsets that our Sappers are famous for. This includes all artisan trades, logistics specialists, drivers, communications specialists and combat engineers.

Additionally, we can deploy an armoured vehicle capability that can prove and clear logistics routes.

Regiment Specific Skillset

• Force Support engineering
• Route Proving & Clearance (RP&C)
• Construction expertise
• Engineer logistics

Deployments

Current Deployments

Project ANEMOI - Falkland Islands

Our Sappers are currently deployed in the South Atlantic completing infrastructure upgrade and construction tasks across the island.

Previous Deployments

Op TRENTON - South Sudan (United Nations Peace Keeping)

Op TOSCA - Cyprus (United Nations Peace Keeping)

Op MARMAT - Nepal (earthquake disaster relief)

Our Location

We have soldiers from 21 different nationalities serving in the regiment, including two Gurkha field squadrons. We are a very diverse and adaptable organisation, where everyone is valued.

We are based in Maidstone, with one field support squadron based in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Situated on the doorstep of Maidstone with easy access to the town, Invicta Park Barracks is a fantastic location for service personnel. We enjoy strong links with the local community, have excellent transport links to London (50 mins by train) and are well placed to enjoy some of the best attractions in the South-East of England.

Both Canterbury and the Channel Tunnel are approximately 30 mins away, with Ashford International providing easy access to the Eurostar and Europe.

Our Location

36 Engineer Regiment Timeline

Gurkhas were first enlisted into the Corps of Royal Engineers in September 1948, when a Gurkha training squadron was formed in Malaya.

36 Engineer Regiment has served on operational tours around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

  1. 1949

    The Royal Engineers were first stationed in Maidstone as part of 36 Army Engineer Regiment

  2. 1993

    69 Gurkha Field Squadron came under command of the Regiment

  3. 1993

    Flag was raised for 70 Gurkha Field Support Squadron. Since renamed, 70 Gurkha Field Squadron

  4. 2015

    Gurkha Field Squadrons deployed to Nepal to assist in the wake of a devastating earthquake

  5. 2016

    Deployed to Cyprus on UN Peacekeeping Support Operations

  6. 2018

    Sappers deployed to South Sudan in support of peace keeping operations

Recruitment

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