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, Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol
- 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 12 (Force Support) Engineer Group based in RAF Wittering and we provide the Group with an organic Combat Engineer capability. To develop and maintain this capability the Regiment trains alongside the Tidworth based Combat Engineer Regiments of 25 (Close Support) Engineer Group. As with the majority of Royal Engineer units The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) is now under the command of 8 Engineer Brigade, part of Force Troops Command.
Established for 466 Reservists, Regulars and Civilians 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.