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Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers

The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) (R MON RE(M)) is the most senior regiment in the British Army Reserve, having given continuous loyal service to the crown since 1539. It is part of the reserve forces, and is the only remaining Militia unit in the British Army.

Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers.png
Cap badge
Active1539-
CountryUnited Kingdom
BranchArmy Reserve
TypeMilitia
RoleEngineers
SizeOne regiment
Part of12 (Force Support) Engineer Group
Garrison/HQ
  • RHQ - Monmouth
  • 100 Fd Sqn - Cwmbran, Cardiff, Bristol
  • 108 (Welsh) Fd Sqn - Swansea
  • 225 Fd Sqn - Oldbury, Cannock, Stoke-On-Trent
  • Jersey Fd Sqn - Jersey, Guernsey
Motto(s)Ich Dien (I Serve)
Ubique (Everywhere)
Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt (Where Duty and Glory Lead)
MarchWings (Regimental March, Royal Engineers)Ap Jenkyn (Regimental Quick March)
Engagements
Commanders
Royal Honorary ColonelThe Duke of Gloucester
Honorary ColonelMajor-General D Davies
Insignia
Arm BadgeMilitia Flash

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Colours of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers
 
The Royal Monmouthshire Light Infantry in 1855 at Pembroke Dock.

The regiment is also unusual in having the word Royal appear twice in its name. It gained the first "Royal" in 1804 when it was known as the Monmouth and Brecon Militia. The second was acquired in 1877 when the regiment transferred from an infantry unit into a Special Reserve section of the expanding Royal Engineers.[1]

On 1 April 1967, the existing regiment absorbed 43rd Wessex Division RE (TA), 48 South Midland Division RE (TA) and 53rd Welsh Division RE (TA).[2]

StructureEdit

The Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) are at Monmouth Castle in Monmouth and its sub-units are:[3]

- 100 Field Squadron (Militia) based in Cwmbran, Cardiff and Bristol.

- 108 (Welsh) Field Squadron (recently reformed after disbandment in 2014) based in Swansea

- 225 Field Squadron (Militia) based in Birmingham, Cannock and Stoke-on-Trent (which used to be the home of 125 Field Squadron, 75 Engr Regt).

- Jersey Field Squadron (Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey), based in Jersey and Guernsey (but under operational control of 25 (Close Support) Engineer Group.[4]

Regimental museumEdit

The regimental museum of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers is in Monmouth Castle.[5]

Order of precedenceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Regimental Archive of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia)". Monmouth Castle. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Corps of Royal Engineers, Volunteer Regiments". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  3. ^ "About us". Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "More active service likely for squadron". Jersey Evening Post. Jersey. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  5. ^ "The Castle and Regimental Museum". Monmouth Castle Museum. Retrieved 31 December 2011.

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