Farnborough

1TRRE

1947

 

Formed at Malvern from 1 Training Bn.

 

  

1948 - 1958

 

Malvern

 

 

1959

 

Malvern. Jan moved to Cove. Feb absorbed 6 Training Regiment. May absorbed 9 Training Regiment. 27 and 28 Training Squadrons transferred from 6 Training Regiment and 57 Training Squadron from 36 Regiment.

 

  

1960

 

Cove with 27, 28 and 57 Training Squadrons. 57 Training Squadron disbanded and C Training Squadron became 57 Training Squadron.

 

  

1961

 

Cove with 27, 28 and 57 Training Squadrons.

 

  

1962

 

Cove with 27, 28 and 57 Training Squadrons. Regiment absorbed 4 Training Regiment with 55 Training Squadron and 56 (MT) Squadron (which remained atAldershot). HQ Sqn formed.

 

  

1963

 

Cove with 27, 28, 55 and 57 Training Squadrons, HQ Squadron with 56 (MT) Squadron at Aldershot. 56 (MT) Squadron moved to Crookham.

 

 

1964 - 1967

 

Cove with 27, 28, 55 and 57 Training Squadrons, HQ Squadron with 56 (MT) Squadron at Crookham.

 

  

1968

 

Cove with 27, 28, 55 and 57 Training Squadrons, HQ Squadron with 56 (MT) Squadron at Crookham. 1 Trg Regt reorganized and 3 Trg Regt reformed, 56 (MT) Squadron and 57 Trg Sqn transferred to 3 Trg Regt.

 

 

1969 - 1972

 

Cove with 27, 28 and 55 Training Squadrons and HQ Squadron.

 

 

1973

 

Cove with 27, 28 and 55 Training Squadrons and HQ Squadron. 27 Trg Sqn disbanded and HQ Sqn renamed 27 HQ Sqn.

 

  

1974 - 1976

 

Cove with 28 and 55 Training Squadrons and 27 HQ Squadron.

 

 

1977

 

Cove with 28 and 55 Training Squadrons and 27 HQ Squadron. 1 and 3 Trg Regts reorganised, 55 Trg Sqn transferred to 3 Trg Regt and 56 (MT) Squadron transferred from 3 Trg Regt remaining at Crookham.

 

 

1978

 

Cove with 28 Training Squadron, 56 (MT) Squadron (Crookham) and 27 HQ Squadron.

 

  

1979

 

Cove with 28 Training Squadron, 56 (MT) Squadron (Crookham) and 27 HQ Squadron. 27 HQ Squadron disbanded and replaced by a HQ Troop. Regiment moved to purpose built Gibraltar Barracks at Camberly, 56 (MT) Squadron remained at Crookham.

 

 

1980

 

Gibraltar Barracks, Camberly with 28 Training Squadron, 56 (MT) Squadron (Crookham) and HQ Troop. 27 HQ and Volunteer Trg Sqn formed from HQ Troop.

 

  

1981 -

 

Gibraltar Barracks, Camberly with 28 Training Squadron, 56 (MT) Squadron (Crookham) and 27 HQ and Volunteer Trg Sqn.


3 TRRE

This was the old training regt based in Southwood Camp, so it's not applicable to those from post-1970, I would think. 

I had this message from Ian Chappell in November 2013 -

"I served at 3TRRE from 1954 to 1957, it was then known as Guillemot Barracks, Cove, Hants. I was Squadron Chief Clerk 'B' Squadron.  It was located adjacent to Hawley Lake where I took my waterman ship course whilst stationed at 9 TRRE which was at Southwood Barracks, Cove where I did all my basic and Field Engineer training.  I was also trained at 1 TRRE at Malvern, Worcs and 6 TRRE at Norton Barracks at Worcester.  I enlisted in 1953" 

56 Squadron

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

9TRRE

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

TA - 111 Regt RE(V)

111 Regt RE (V) was a sponsored Regiment.
It was run by Central Volunteer HQ, Minley Manor
It had no drill halls and only mustered for annual camp and 2 weekends a year (a bit more for officers), initial form up for camp was in 1 Training Regt, Cove, Farnborough.
Most members had served in the regular army or a TA unit for a few years or had a relevant civilian qualification (e.g. electrician, plant operator).
It existed from 1967 to 1992 and consisted of 120 and 130 squadrons plus, from 1978, 198 Field Park Squadron that had been a seperate squadron.
When I was in (1977-80) the role was being part of the Logistic Support Group which was a near-Brigade size unit of Combat Support and Combat Service Support units that supported UK Mobile Force, a large Brigade size unit including 2 Para Battalions which had a flank reinforcement role (e.g. Denmark).
It was useful for those who could not find the time for more weekends and weekly drills or lived in an area far from a TA unit.
I served while I was doing a part-time degree then returned to my old TA Regt (71).
The weird thing was turning up for camp and finding half the troop was new, including SNCOs, but it met a need
The full story is told in "The History of Central Volunteer Headquarters Royal Engineers" by Col GF Edwards TD, an Inst RE publication

Douglas Craik