PROVIDING MILITARY ENGINEER CAPABILITY
8 Engineer Brigade commands the Army’s Royal Engineer capability. The Brigade is built upon three Specialist Groups delivering Force Support, Infrastructure Support, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search.
It is responsibility for a wide spectrum of capabilities including military engineering, EOD & Search, ammunition technical support, military working dogs and counter-CBRN.
12 (FORCE SUPPORT) ENGINEER GROUP
Provides support to Theatre Entry, including route maintenance and enabling airfield operations.
The Lead Air Support Squadron supports the Royal Air Force to facilitate the rapid deployment of Air operations.
170 (INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT) ENGINEER GROUP
Will design, resource and construct the infrastructure to sustain a deployed force. Its ability to assess, repair and re-establish infrastructure will provide a vital capability in post conflict environments.
29 EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL AND SEARCH GROUP
Will support both deployed operations and Homeland Defence. The Group locates and disposes of conventional and improvised explosive threats. It provides technical expertise to ensure that the Army’s ammunition is fit for purpose and all forms of Search capability including Military Working Dog support.
Lance Corporal Thomas Harcourt, a soldier from 36 Engineer Regiment and member of the team at the Dover Discovery Centre, is one of the soldiers delivering the lateral flow test in the centre and has recently had the job of testing his older sibling.
As part of Operation Rose – The Armed Forces response to supporting Road Haulier Coronavirus testing in Kent – troops from 36 Engineer Regiment, based in Maidstone, have been involved in welfare provisions to HGV drivers since Christmas Eve.
Brigade and Group Headquarters
Headquarters 8 Engineer Brigade
Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Hampshire
12 (Force Support) Engineer Group
RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
29 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Search) Group
Montgomery House, Aldershot
170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group
Chetwynd Barracks, Nottinghamshire