Who We Are
Originally an Infantry Militia charged with home defence, the Royal Monmouthshire Light Infantry became a Royal Engineer unit in 1896. The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) is therefore the only unit with two “Royals” in its title and the only Royal Engineer unit whose members wear the Prince of Wales Division cap-badge.
The Regimental Headquarters is based in the grounds of Monmouth Castle and at Vauxhall Camp, in Monmouth. The Regiment consists of three Field Squadrons of around 140 personnel based out of a number of Army Reserve Centres located in the West Midlands, South Wales, Bristol and the Channel Islands.
The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) Army Reserve Centres are in:
- 100 Field Squadron (Militia): Cwmbran, Cardiff and Bristol
- 108 (Welsh) Field Squadron (Militia): Swansea
- 225 Field Squadron (Militia): Oldbury, Stoke-on-Trent and Cannock.
- Jersey Field Squadron (Militia): St Helier and St Peter Port.
The Regiment is part of 25 (Close Support) Engineer Group based in Bulford which sits under the command of 3 UK Division, we provide the Group with an organic Combat Engineer capability. To develop and maintain this capability the Regiment trains alongside Regular Combat Engineer Regiments and supports them on exercises and operational deployments when called upon.
Established for 511 Reservists and Regulars The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) employs people with a wide range of skills and from a variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to make the Army Reserve experience as challenging, diverse and rewarding as possible.