35 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)

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35 Engineer Regiment
Insignia of 35 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)
Insignia of 35 Engineer Regiment
Hector, Prince of Troy
Active 1948[1] – present
Country  England
(1948)
 Libya
(1948-1950)
 Egypt
(1950-1954)
 Cyprus
(1954-1955)
 England
(1955–1956)
 Germany
(1957–present)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Armoured Engineering
Role Close Support
Size 4 Squadrons
Part of

OPCOM[2] 8th Engineer Brigade[3]

OPCON[2] 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade
Garrison/HQ Barker Barracks, Westfalen Garrison

35 Engineer Regiment is a unit of the British Army’s Royal Engineers under operational command (OPCOM) 8th Engineer Brigade, Force Troops Command. The Unit provides close support engineering under operational control (OPCON) to 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade.[4] It is located in Barker Barracks,[5] Paderborn, Germany.

History[edit]

Names[edit]

  • Apr 1948 - Nov 1957. 35 Regiment (formed from the retitled 29 Army Troops Engineer Regiment).
  • Nov 1957 - Apr 1969. 35 Corps Engineer Regiment.
  • Apr 1969 - Dec 1977. 35 Engineer Regiment.
  • Dec 1977 - Apr 1982. 4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment.
  • Apr 1982 - present. 35 Engineer Regiment.

Tours[edit]

  • Nov 1956 - Jan 1957. 35 Regiment was deployed on Operation MUSKETEER in Port Said, Egypt.
  • Sep 1966 - Apr 1967. 30 Field Squadron (35 Corps Engineer Regiment) was deployed to The Aden Emergency in Aden, Yemen.
  • Apr 1972 - Jul 1972. 42 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland.
  • Nov 1974 - Feb 1975. 42 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland.
  • Apr 1976 - Jul 1976. 37 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Middletown and Keady, Northern Ireland.
  • Oct 1976 - Feb 1977. 42 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland.
  • Jan 1978 - Apr 1978. 37 Field Squadron (4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Armagh, Northern Ireland.
  • Jan 1980 - Apr 1980. 44 Field Support Squadron (4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation BANNER in Northern Ireland.
  • Feb 1980 - Jun 1980. 29 Field Squadron (4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
  • Jun 1980 - Nov 1980. 37 Field Squadron (4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
  • Mar 1981 - Jul 1981. 42 Field Squadron (4 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland.
  • Dec 1990 - May 1991. 37 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation GRANBY in Kuwait.
  • Oct 1991 - Mar 1992. 42 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in Northern Ireland.
  • Sep 1992 - Mar 1993. 29 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in Northern Ireland.
  • Oct 1992 - May 1993. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation GRAPPLE 1 in Tomislavsgrad, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Sep 1994 - Mar 1995. 37 Field Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation DESCANT in The Maze Prison, Northern Ireland.
  • Jun 1995 - Dec 1995. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation GRAPPLE 6 in Ploče, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Mar 1998 - Jun 1998. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation LODESTAR in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Jun 1998 - Sep 1998. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation PALATINE in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Sep 2001 - Mar 2002. 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation PALATINE in Mrkonjić Grad, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Sep 2001 - Mar 2002. 35 Engineer Regiment (less 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron) was deployed on Operation AGRICOLA in Kosovo.
  • Mar 2003 - Jun 2003. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation FRESCO in The United Kingdom.
  • Nov 2003 - May 2004. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation TELIC 3 in Basra, Iraq.
  • Apr 2006 - Sep 2008. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation TELIC 8 in Basra, Iraq.
  • Nov 2008 - May 2009. 37 Armoured Engineer Squadron (35 Engineer Regiment) was deployed on Operation TELIC 13 in Basra, Iraq.
  • Oct 2011 - May 2012. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation HERRICK 15[6] in Lashkar Gah, Helmand, Afghanistan.
  • Mar 2017 - Aug 2017. 35 Engineer Regiment was deployed on Operation CABRIT 1 in Estonia.

Structure[edit]

The Unit consists of[7]:

As of Dec 1999, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Armoured Engineer Squadron
  • 37 Armoured Engineer Squadron
  • 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron
  • 44 Headquarters Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed (date unknown)

As of Apr 1999, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Dec 1999
  • 37 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Dec 1999
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Dec 1999
  • 44 Headquarters Squadron Royal Engineers

As of Apr 1992, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 37 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 44 Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Apr 1999

As of Apr 1975, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 37 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 65 Corps Support Squadron Royal Engineers - will move to 28 Engineer Regiment Apr 1992
  • 44 Field Suport Squadron Royal Engineers

As of Nov 1970, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 65 Corps Support Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 44 Field Suport Squadron Royal Engineers

As of Jan 1968, the Unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 30 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will move to 26 Engineer Regiment Nov 1970
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 65 Corps Support Squadron Royal Engineers

As of Sep 1964, the unit consisted of:

  • 29 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 30 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 65 Corps Field Park Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Jan 1968

As of Dec 1955, the Unit consisted of:

  • 16 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will move to HQRE 2 Division Sep 1964
  • 30 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers

As of Apr 1950, the Unit consisted of:

  • 16 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 30 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 42 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
  • 18 Field Park Squadron Royal Engineers - will move to 37 Engineer Regiment Dec 1955

As of Apr 1948, the Unit consisted of:

  • 62 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Apr 1950
  • 64 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Apr 1950
  • 65 Field Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Apr 1950
  • 63 Field Park Squadron Royal Engineers - will be renamed Apr 1950

Army 2020 Refine[edit]

As part of Army 2020 Refine, a written statement in December 2016 stated that the Unit will be rationalised, with all manpower being redeployed to other areas of the British Army.[8] The Unit will return from Germany and re-role as an EOD and Search Regiment; 29 and 37 AES will move to 21 and 32 Engineer Regiment respectively as part of this re-role.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 35 Regiment - 4 Div Regt, British Army Units From 1945 On. Retrieved 04 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Military Doctrine
  3. ^ "Transforming the British Army - An update" (PDF). Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "35 Engr Regt - British Army Website". Army.mod.uk. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  5. ^ Paderborn (1970-01-01). "paderborn - Google Maps". Maps.google.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ "35 Engineer Regiment homecoming 23.03.12". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  7. ^ 35 Engr Regt. Retrieved 04 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Strategic Defence and Security Review - Army:Written statement - HCWS367 - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. 2014-12-04. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  9. ^ "MINUTES OF THE 126th MEETING OF THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE ROYAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION, HELD IN 052 MEETING ROOM 05, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE MAIN BUILDING, LONDON, ON TUESDAY 24th JANUARY 2017" (PDF). REAHQ. Retrieved 5 September 2017.