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THE BRITISH ARMY'S MILITARY ENGINEER RESERVE REGIMENT

The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)

Combat Support Reserves

Our Sapper Reserves are unique, motivated and intelligent. They support the British Army through their civilian knowledge, trade experience and combat engineer skills.

FACTS & FIGURES

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Formed On

1539

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Role

Engineering

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Specialism

Combat Support

Our Skills

The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) offers a unique experience to gain military engineering experience alongside your civilian life. The sapper family is strong and welcomes anyone new.

  • Tradesman
  • Plant Operator
  • Communication Specialist
  • Combat Engineer

DEPLOYMENTS

CURRENT DEPLOYMENTS

The British contribution to the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus.

  • Cyprus - Operation TOSCA

PREVIOUS DEPLOYMENTS

  • South Sudan - Operation TRENTON
  • UK - Operation RESCRIPT
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Life As A Sapper

As a potential Sapper, you will complete basic training. This is where you will learn basic soldiering skills enabling you to be confident.

The next phase is to complete combat engineer training. This will give you the engineering knowledge required to complete tasks such as speed boat operation, handle explosives, build bridges and many other exciting tasks.

As a Sapper you will gain a trade, with the opportunity to gain civilian recognised qualifications.

R MONS RE (M) TIMELINE

The Corps of Engineers was formed in 1716, consisting of only 28 officers. However, the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) can trace its roots back to 1539. After expansion and many expeditions throughout the world, the Corps of Royal Engineers was formally established in 1856, consisting of both officers and non-commissioned ranks

  1. 1539

    Regiment formed

  2. 1804

    Gained its first ‘Royal’ in 1804 as the Monmouth and Brecon Militia

  3. 1896

    Regiment gained its current title

  4. 1914

    Consisted of 1st Siege Company and 2nd & 3rd Railway Companies

  5. 1938

    Re-designated 100 and 101 Army Field Companies

  6. 1971

    Honoured with the Prince of Wales’ award

R MONS RE (M) Locations

  • Regimental Headquarters

    RHQ R Mons RE (M) Monmouth NP25 3BS 01600 711455

  • 100 Field Squadron

    100 Field Squadron Cwmbran Wales 01600 711455

  • 108 Field Squadron

    108 Field Squadron Swansea Wales 01600 711455

  • 225 Field Squadron

    225 Field Squadron Wolverhampton England 01600 711455

  • Jersey Field Squadron

    Jersey Field Squadron St Helier St Peter Port Jersey 01534 447100

Recruitment

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