Throughout history Military Engineering has been a key factor in the success of armies in the field. The roadbuilding of the Romans, the building of fortifications and defensive obstacles, the siege mining of the Sappers, and the construction of bridges accross gaps and rivers down through the ages all bear witness to the importance of Military Engineers.
The primary engineer tasks - to open routes (in the advance), to close routes (in the withdrawal) - has meant that Engineers are often among the first into contact with the enemy, and the last to break off contact.
The range of expertise required by the Engineer Soldier encompasses:
- Explosives Demolitions
- Mine Warfare and Booby Traps
- Engineer Specialist Search and Clearance
- Combat Engineering
- Engineering Services and Building Technology
- Temporary Camp Construction
- Weapons Training
- Tactical Training
The 62 engineers are always looking for enthusiastic new recruits. If you are interested in joining the engineers, go to our Joining page for more details.
Read about a private in the Engineers' experiance in A Private's Life