Royal Engineers

Commando Engineers

The Commando Engineers are made up of 24 Commando Engineer Regiment and 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers. Together, they provide vital engineering support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines.

Our operations

Current operation


United Kingdom

Previous deployment

Saif Sareea 3

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Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel I Lamont

Commando Engineers' role

The main purpose of the Commando Engineers is to provide engineering support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. This support includes route maintenance, bridging, water and electricity supply, construction of field defences and structures, demolition tasks and mine clearance.

The regiment also has a diving team, who are trained to conduct sub-surface engineering tasks such as surveying rivers and beaches to identify suitable sites for bridging. In addition to their engineering role, the troops of Commando Engineers also carry out reconnaissance, signals, motor transport, and a variety of other tasks.

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