|29th Engineer Brigade|
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The 29th (Volunteers) Engineer Brigade was a volunteer brigade of the British Territorial Army. Its original headquarters was located in Glasgow and it's final headquarters were at Aldershot.
The brigade had its origins in 29 Engineer Group which was formed in 1961. It became 29th Engineer Brigade in 1967. By 1972 the headquarters was located at Newcastle upon Tyne. After Options for Change the brigade was disbanded. In 1997 the brigade was reformed to control the reserve units based in Southern England. It was later disbanded in 2002 and reformed in 2006 known as 29 (Corps Support) Engineer Brigade, with its headquarters at Aldershot.
The 29th Engineer Brigade had a very strange structure, in the sence that (in wartime) would include other countries' engineer units. The following is the structure when it was reformed as a Corps support engineer brigade in 1997:
- Royal Monmouthshire Militia Engineers
- 75th (Lancashire and Cheshire) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers)
- 101st (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers)
- 135 Topographical Squadron, Royal Engineers
- Military Works Force, Royal Engineers
During the entire duration of the brigades existence (including the units listed above) it also commanded the following regiments at some time: 71st (Scottish) Engineer Regiment, 72nd (Tyne) Engineer Regiment, and 73rd Engineer Regiment.
During wartime the brigade would have commanded: 101st (Netherlands) Engineer Battalion, 5th (Polish) Engineer Regiment (2x Battalions), 6th (Italian) Engineer Regiment, and A (Turkish) Engineer Company.
Commanders of the brigade have included:
- 1966—1968 Brigadier Hugh Hamilton
- 1968—1970 Brigadier John Purser
- 1970—1972 Brigadier Geoffrey Westbrook
- 1972—1974 Brigadier Anthony Landale
- 1974—1976 Brigadier Desmond Barker-Wyatt
- 1976—1980 Brigadier Stanley Baldry
- 1980—1981 Brigadier F. G. Barton
- 1981—1984 Brigadier James Grear
- 1984—1986 Brigadier Timothy Pulverman
- 1986—1988 Brigadier Derek Brownson
- 1988—1991 Brigadier Barry Sanderson
- 1991—1992 Brigadier William Shackell
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Headquarters TA - Royal Engineers". British Army Units 1945 on. http://british-army-units1945on.co.uk/territorial-army-royal-engineers/headquarters-ta-royal-enginners.html. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
- ↑ "1982 Corps Annual General Meeting". Royal Engineers Journal. 1 September 1982. p. 148. https://www.nzsappers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/1982-September.pdf. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
- ↑ Charles Heyman, The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007-2008, Casemate Publishers, 107, 135.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 The Corps Of Royal Engineers: Organization and Units 1889—2018. pp. 312.
- ↑ The Corps Of Royal Engineers: Organization and Units 1889—2018. pp. 313.
- ↑ The Corps Of Royal Engineers: Organization and Units 1889—2018. pp. 315–316.
- ↑ The Corps Of Royal Engineers: Organization and Units 1889—2018. pp. 317.
- ↑ British Army - Senior Army Commands
- David C. Isby & Charles Kamps Jr, Armies of NATO's Central Front, Jane's Publishing Company Ltd 1985, ISBN 0-7106-0341-X.
- Peedle, Bob, 'Encyclopedia of the Modern Territorial Army', England : Patrick Stephens, 1990.
- The Royal Engineers Journal, September 1982 - proposed reorganisation of Royal Engineers, including role switch for 29 Engineer Brigade, 1983
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