1 (UK) Division

8 Engineer Brigade

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.

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Brigade Role

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.

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170 (INFRASTRUCTUR​E 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.

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350 additional military personnel deployed in Scottish Covid response

A further 353 Armed Forces personnel will deploy to locations across Scotland as part of the continuing military support to the testing and vaccine delivery programmes.

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Family ties are tested in the battle against Covid

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.

Freedom of the City

8th Engineer Brigade receive Freedom of Liverpool

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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

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