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8 Engineer Brigade


8 Engineer Brigade commands the military engineer capability. The Brigade is built upon three Specialist Groups delivering Force Support, Infrastructure Support, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search.


Brigade Role

It is responsible for a wide spectrum of capabilities including military engineering, EOD & Search, ammunition technical support, military working dogs and counter-CBRN.


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.



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.


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.

The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith and his German equivalent, Generalleutnant Alfons Mais (Inspekteur des Heeres), were the principal guests of honour

Bridging nations with German and British engineers

The Chiefs of the British and German Army attended a formal re-designation parade of specialist military engineers in Minden, Germany.


HRH The Princess Royal visits 1st Military Working Dog Regiment to mark its 10th anniversary

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has visited 1st Military Working Dog Regiment (Royal Army Veterinary Corps) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Regiment and hear first-hand about its contribution to defence.

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Where to find us overseas

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We can be found at a number of worldwide locations at any given time. We are constantly deployed on operations, undertaking exercises overseas or contributing to Defence Engagement in South Asia and Africa.

Take a look on the map at some of the current and recent locations where the Brigade has been in action.

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Here are a selection of our YouTube videos. Here, you will see some of the capability our units can provide.

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Equipment we use


CBRN FUCHS is able to detect Chemical, Radiological and Nuclear hazards through Area Survey and Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance vehicles

BR-90 Bridge Family

Modular The bridges are built from interchangeable modular components

Engineering equipment

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)

EOD Dragon Runner and Wheelbarrow support EOD activity.

Engineering equipment

M3 Amphibious Bridging Vehicle

Bridge The M3 amphibious rig can be used as a ferry or a bridge.

Engineering equipment

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