This is the main page for the squadron or unit. More info will be added here as I get the time, but for now it's a "base" for establishing comms with other members of the same unit. You can post messages for other members of the same unit using the messages link above this blurb, and you can also search for other members of this unit. Once you find them, click on their name to send an email direct to them. Please note that this website doesn't "remember" your emails, they are sent direct from you to the recipient without sappers.co.uk getting in the way. That helps you get in touch quickly and it keeps everything simple and free. Have fun. Gordon
I believe this was generally referred to as 9 Para, but I'm not sure if it has always been so? Just in case, I have left off all references to Para, Indep, Cdo, Airborne, Airfield, Support, Hug, Pugh or Barney McGrue, and the unit is simply referred to as 9sqn on this site. I'm sure you're all smart enough to work out if you served with these people or not!
I have had an interesting email from Trevor Stimpson - formerly of 20 Sqn, explaining how some people from 20 Sqn were attached to 9Sqn for a time. Most of them will have registered under 20 Sqn, but I thought I'd copy it here for those who haven't. You can find a link to Trevor's 20 Sqn website for these guys here http://www.freewebs.com/20sqnrefalklands/
The Airborne Engineers Scotland branch now has 37 members who, although mainly reside in close proximity to Edinburgh, are spread the length and breadth of Scotland. We also act as a 'mother branch' to several members in England, Australia, Thailand and Canada. Our Branch members have served in various units, including 4 Parachute Squadron R.E., 9 Independent Parachute Squadron R.E., 131 Parachute Engineer Regiment, and 131 Independent Parachute Squadron R.E. You can find them here - http://www.airbornesappersscotland.co.uk/
Meetings take place at 1300 hrs. on the third Sunday of every second month from January, within The Royal British Legion, Central Branch, Rodney Street, Edinburgh. Please come and join us at one of our meetings, you will be made very welcome.
This page is here so you can add CVHQ to your service history. I had the following from Perry Dawson, but if you can tell me more then please drop me an email.CVHQRE is central volunteer headquarters Royal Engineers. They were mainly Regular Soldiers, based at Minley manor. Supported by NRPS and members of 111 Engr as and when required ( advance / rear party, G10, collecting vehicles etc) They were the admin and training wing for all the TA specialist units based there. (111 Engr Regt comprised of 130 & 120 Fld Sqns, 198 park Sqn and attached Personnel). Plus you had the STRE Units.
From the training side, CVHQRE had CI, SMI and PSI's. Admin had Chief Clerk, pay, joining instructions etc.
QM, RQMS etc was also based at Minley. The PSI Chef was borrowed from 1 & 3 training Regt accross the road at Gib Barracks.
Hope this helps.
Perry Dawson, (Donkey)
The unit (5 people) is based in Buller Barracks, Aldershot it is the link between Regular and RE TA Training, its headed by an Retd Major with 4 Regular RE WO2 in post, the chain of command comes under HQ E in C, Gib Barracks.
4 Regular QMSI who look after RE TA Trade Training for MT, Sigs, Plant and Combat.