Soldiers of 100 Field Squadron (Militia) from Swansea, Cardiff, Cwmbran and Bristol made a return visit to Weymouth (after the beach landings earlier this year) for a Combat Engineering/Bridging weekend at Wyke Regis Training Area.
The Army Reservists from The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) practised equipment and non equipment combat bridge building methods, beginning with MGB (Medium Girder Bridge) before moving on to the Infantry Assault Bridge.
At the same time Officers and Senior Non Commissioned Ranks were given specialist Engineer Reconnaissance lessons required for assessing and then bridging gaps.
Bridging is a large part of the Royal Engineers’ ability to provide mobility, allowing the crossing of rivers or large, dry gaps such as ditches. Equipment bridging involves the use of what seems like a huge Meccano set whilst non-equipment bridging will use locally sourced materials such as timber to put together whatever may be needed for the location at the time-remember this could happen anywhere in the world!
As a Combat Engineer Regiment our men and women train and are employed as Soldiers, Combat Engineers and Artisans (Tradesmen), but we also need individuals who want to gain other qualifications such as Communicators, Medics, Chef, Driver/Plant Operators and Administrators to help support the Regiment.
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