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Force Troops Command

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. 


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.


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.

Headquarters location

  • Headquarters

    Gibraltar Barracks, Minley, Hampshire

EOD bomb disposal experts at work


Army Engineers receive UN medals

One hundred Scottish-based soldiers from 39 Engineer Regiment received campaign medals to mark their successful contribution to the United Nations’ peacekeeping effort in South Sudan at the at Kinloss Barracks.

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Army Apprenticeship Awards 2018

The 23 nominees from across all 15 cap badge apprenticeship programmes represent the very best from their own programmes and were recognised for their achievements.


Year of Engineering