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{{Infobox military unit
|unit_name=8th Engineer Brigade
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|unit_name=8 Engineer Brigade
 
|image=8 Engineer Brigade logo.jpg
 
|image=8 Engineer Brigade logo.jpg
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|caption= Brigade badge
|dates=2005 -
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|dates= 2005 – present
 
|country=
 
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|allegiance={{flag|United Kingdom}}
 
|allegiance={{flag|United Kingdom}}
 
|branch={{army|United Kingdom}}
 
|branch={{army|United Kingdom}}
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|type= *[[Combat engineer|Combat engineering]]
|role= [[Royal Engineers|Engineer Services]]
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*[[Bomb disposal|Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search]]
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*Ammunition technical support
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*[[Dogs in warfare|Military working dogs]]
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*[[CBRN defense|Counter-CBRN]]
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|role= [[Combat support]]
 
|size=
 
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|command_structure=[[Force Troops Command]]
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|command_structure=[[1st (United Kingdom) Division]]<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/1st-united-kingdom-division/ |title=1st UK Division |author=<!--Not stated--> |date=1 August 2019 |website=army.mod.uk |publisher=British Army |access-date=1 August 2019 |quote=}}</ref>
|garrison=[[Minley Manor|Gibraltar Barracks]], [[Minley]]
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|garrison=[[Gibraltar Barracks, Minley|Gibraltar Barracks]], [[Minley]]
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|garrison_label= Headquarters
 
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|equipment= [[List of equipment of the British Army#Engineering and logistics|List of Royal Engineers vehicles]]
 
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|website = {{url|https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/1st-united-kingdom-division/8th-engineer-brigade/|8 Engineer Brigade}}
 
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<!-- Commanders -->
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|commander1=Brigadier Eldon Millar
 
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'''8th Force Engineer Brigade''' is a unit of the [[British Army]] formed under [[Force Troops Command]] that has control over [[Royal Engineers]] units.
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'''8 Engineer Brigade''' is a formation of the [[British Army]] under [[1st (United Kingdom) Division]] that has control over most [[Royal Engineers]] units.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
The brigade was formed at Upavon in 2005 and, under the [[Army 2020]] reorganisation, moved to [[Minley Manor|Gibraltar Barracks]] at [[Minley]] in 2014.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21675514|title=Aldershot receives £100m as part of Germany troop withdrawal|publisher=BBC|date=6 March 2013|accessdate=20 December 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report_v2.pdf|title=Army 2010 Report|accessdate=20 December 2014}}</ref>
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The brigade was formed at [[Upavon]] in 2005 and, under the [[Army 2020]] reorganisation, moved to [[Gibraltar Barracks, Minley|Gibraltar Barracks]] at [[Minley]] in 2014.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21675514|title=Aldershot receives £100m as part of Germany troop withdrawal|publisher=BBC|date=6 March 2013|accessdate=20 December 2014}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report_v2.pdf|title=Army 2010 Report|accessdate=20 December 2014}}</ref> 25th Close Support Engineer Group subsequently moved from 8th Engineer Brigade to 3rd UK Division.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.reahq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/160216-nj-Man-Meet-Minutes-Jan-complete-with-Annexes.pdf |title=Minutes of the 124th Meeting of the Management Committee of the Royal Engineers Association, held in 063 Meeting Room 13, Ministry of Defence, Main Building, London on Thursday 28 January 2016 |publisher=Royal Engineers Association |date=16 February 2016 |accessdate=17 November 2018}}</ref>
   
==Structure==
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== Structure ==
The brigade consists of the following units:<ref name="aff">[http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/cregulararmybasingannouncementgridunclas.pdf Regular Army basing matrix by formation and unit]</ref><ref>[http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report.pdf Army 2020 Update]</ref>
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The brigade consists of the following units:<ref name="aff">[http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/cregulararmybasingannouncementgridunclas.pdf Regular Army basing matrix by formation and unit] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160814181412/http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/latest_news_information/cregulararmybasingannouncementgridunclas.pdf |date=14 August 2016 }}</ref><ref>[http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report.pdf Army 2020 Update] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20140610215557/http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report.pdf |date=10 June 2014 }}</ref>
   
* '''[[8th Engineer Brigade]]''' in [[Minley]]
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* '''8 Engineer Brigade''' in [[Minley]]
** 25 (Close Support) Engineer Group in Minley
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**[[12 (Force Support) Engineer Group]] in [[RAF Wittering|Wittering]]
*** [[22 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|22 Engineer Regiment]] in Perham Down (provides Engineer Close Support to [[1st Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)|1st Armoured Infantry Brigade]])
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***[[21 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|21 Engineer Regiment]] in Catterick<ref name=minutes>{{cite web|url=http://www.reahq.org.uk/uploads/files/docs/Management%20Committee%20Minutes/160216%20nj%20Man%20Meet%20Minutes%20Jan%20complete%20with%20Annexes.pdf|title=Minutes of the 124th Meeting of the Management Committee|publisher=Royal Engineers Association|accessdate=4 August 2016|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20161105055239/http://www.reahq.org.uk/uploads/files/docs/Management%20Committee%20Minutes/160216%20nj%20Man%20Meet%20Minutes%20Jan%20complete%20with%20Annexes.pdf|archive-date=5 November 2016|url-status=dead}}</ref>
*** [[26 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|26 Engineer Regiment]] in Perham Down (provides Engineer Close Support to [[12th Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)|12th Armoured Infantry Brigade]])
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***[[28 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|28 Engineer Regiment]], Rock Barracks and RAF Honington<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/10550|title=Force Troops Command Handbook|accessdate=31 March 2019}}</ref>
*** [[35 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|35 Engineer Regiment]] in Perham Down (provides Engineer Close Support to [[20th Armoured Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)|20th Armoured Infantry Brigade]])
 
** 12 (Force Support) Engineer Group in [[RAF Wittering|Wittering]]
 
*** [[21 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|21 Engineer Regiment]] in Catterick<ref name=minutes>{{cite web|url=http://www.reahq.org.uk/uploads/files/docs/Management%20Committee%20Minutes/160216%20nj%20Man%20Meet%20Minutes%20Jan%20complete%20with%20Annexes.pdf|title=Minutes of the 124th Meeting of the Management Committee|publisher=Royal Engineers Association|accessdate=4 August 2016}}</ref>
 
 
*** [[32 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|32 Engineer Regiment]] in Catterick<ref name=minutes/>
 
*** [[32 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|32 Engineer Regiment]] in Catterick<ref name=minutes/>
*** [[36 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|36 Engineer Regiment]] in Maidstone
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*** [[36 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|36 Engineer Regiment]] in [[Maidstone]]
*** [[75 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|75 Engineer Regiment]] in Warrington (Army Reserve - paired with 36 Engineer Regiment)
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*** [[75 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|75 Engineer Regiment]] in [[Warrington]] (Army Reserve - paired with 36 Engineer Regiment)
*** [[39 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|39 Engineer Regiment]] in [[RAF Kinloss|Kinloss]]
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*** [[39 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|39 Engineer Regiment]] in [[Kinloss Barracks|Kinloss]]
 
*** [[71 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|71 Engineer Regiment]] in [[Leuchars]] (Army Reserve - paired with 39 Engineer Regiment)
 
*** [[71 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|71 Engineer Regiment]] in [[Leuchars]] (Army Reserve - paired with 39 Engineer Regiment)
*** [[20 Works Group Royal Engineers (Air Support)]] in Wittering
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**[[170 Engineer Group (United Kingdom)|170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group]] in [[Chilwell]]
** 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group in Chilwell
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*** 20 Works Group Royal Engineers (Air Support) in Wittering<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers/units/35495.aspx|title=The British Army - 20 Works Group RE (Air Support)|last=cgsmediacomma-amc-dig-shared@mod.uk|first=The British Army|website=www.army.mod.uk|language=en|access-date=2017-09-25}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/6848 |title=Royal Engineers Work Groups location 2018 |author=<!--Not stated--> |date=1 January 2018 |website=army.mod.uk |publisher=British Army |access-date=15 August 2019 |quote=}}</ref>
*** [[62 Works Group Royal Engineers]] in Chilwell
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*** 62 Works Group Royal Engineers in Chilwell
*** [[63 Works Group Royal Engineers]] in Chilwell
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*** 63 Works Group Royal Engineers in Chilwell
*** [[64 Works Group Royal Engineers]] in Chilwell
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*** 65 Works Group Royal Engineers in Chilwell (Army Reserve)
*** [[65 Works Group Royal Engineers]] in Chilwell (Army Reserve)
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*** 66 Works Group Royal Engineers in Chilwell
*** [[66 Works Group Royal Engineers]] in Chilwell
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**[[29th Engineer Brigade|29 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search) Group]] in [[Aldershot]]
*** [[Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers]] in [[Monmouth]] (Army Reserve)
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***[[11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Regiment RLC|11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Regiment]] [[Royal Logistic Corps]] in [[Didcot]]
** 29 Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Group in Aldershot
 
*** [[11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment RLC|11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment]] [[Royal Logistic Corps]] in Didcot
 
 
*** [[33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)]] in [[Wimbish]]
 
*** [[33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)]] in [[Wimbish]]
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*** [[35 Engineer Regiment (United Kingdom)|35 Engineer Regiment]] in Perham Down (A written statement in December 2016 stated that it will be rationalised, with all manpower in this unit being redeployed to other areas of the British Army)<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-12-15/HCWS367/ |title=Strategic Defence and Security Review - Army:Written statement - HCWS367 - UK Parliament |publisher=Parliament.uk |date=2014-12-04 |accessdate=2016-12-16}}</ref> Unit will be an EOD Regiment based at Carver Barracks, Wimbish.<ref>{{cite web|author=UK Ministry of Defence |url=http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/defence-committee/sdsr-2015-and-the-army/written/45999.html |title=Further supplementary evidence submitted by the Ministry of Defence |publisher=parliament.uk |date=31 January 2017 |accessdate=17 November 2018}}</ref>
 
*** [[101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment]] (EOD) in Wimbish
 
*** [[101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment]] (EOD) in Wimbish
*** [[1st Military Working Dog Regiment|1 Military Working Dogs Regiment]] ([[Royal Army Veterinary Corps]]) in [[St George's Barracks|North Luffenham]]
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*** [[1st Military Working Dog Regiment|1 Military Working Dogs Regiment]] ([[Royal Army Veterinary Corps]]) in [[St George's Barracks, North Luffenham|North Luffenham]]
   
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* HQ 8 Eng Bde, [https://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/20150223-8X_Summary_Sheet-COS8X.pdf 8 Engineer Brigade (summary sheet)], Edition 2, February 2015.
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* [https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/1st-united-kingdom-division/8th-engineer-brigade/ Official website]
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[[Category:Engineer brigades of the British Army]]
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Revision as of 02:20, October 9, 2019

8 Engineer Brigade
8 Engineer Brigade logo.jpg
Brigade badge
Active 2005 – present
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Type
Role Combat support
Part of 1st (United Kingdom) Division[1]
Headquarters Gibraltar Barracks, Minley
Equipment List of Royal Engineers vehicles
Website 8 Engineer Brigade
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier Eldon Millar

8 Engineer Brigade is a formation of the British Army under 1st (United Kingdom) Division that has control over most Royal Engineers units.

History

The brigade was formed at Upavon in 2005 and, under the Army 2020 reorganisation, moved to Gibraltar Barracks at Minley in 2014.[2][3] 25th Close Support Engineer Group subsequently moved from 8th Engineer Brigade to 3rd UK Division.[4]

Structure

The brigade consists of the following units:[5][6]

References

  1. "1st UK Division". British Army. 1 August 2019. https://www.army.mod.uk/who-we-are/formations-divisions-brigades/1st-united-kingdom-division/. 
  2. "Aldershot receives £100m as part of Germany troop withdrawal". BBC. 6 March 2013. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21675514. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  3. "Army 2010 Report". http://www.army.mod.uk/documents/general/Army2020_Report_v2.pdf. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  4. "Minutes of the 124th Meeting of the Management Committee of the Royal Engineers Association, held in 063 Meeting Room 13, Ministry of Defence, Main Building, London on Thursday 28 January 2016". Royal Engineers Association. 16 February 2016. https://www.reahq.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/160216-nj-Man-Meet-Minutes-Jan-complete-with-Annexes.pdf. Retrieved 17 November 2018. 
  5. Regular Army basing matrix by formation and unit Archived 14 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. Army 2020 Update Archived 10 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Minutes of the 124th Meeting of the Management Committee". Royal Engineers Association. http://www.reahq.org.uk/uploads/files/docs/Management%20Committee%20Minutes/160216%20nj%20Man%20Meet%20Minutes%20Jan%20complete%20with%20Annexes.pdf. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  8. "Force Troops Command Handbook". https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/10550. Retrieved 31 March 2019. 
  9. cgsmediacomma-amc-dig-shared@mod.uk, The British Army. "The British Army - 20 Works Group RE (Air Support)" (in en). http://www.army.mod.uk/royalengineers/units/35495.aspx. 
  10. "Royal Engineers Work Groups location 2018". British Army. 1 January 2018. https://www.army.mod.uk/umbraco/Surface/Download/Get/6848. 
  11. "Strategic Defence and Security Review - Army:Written statement - HCWS367 - UK Parliament". Parliament.uk. 2014-12-04. http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2016-12-15/HCWS367/. Retrieved 2016-12-16. 
  12. UK Ministry of Defence (31 January 2017). "Further supplementary evidence submitted by the Ministry of Defence". parliament.uk. http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/defence-committee/sdsr-2015-and-the-army/written/45999.html. Retrieved 17 November 2018. 

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