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23 Regiment

Royal Engineers 2 Infantry Division
Dates Location Sub-units - Remarks
1947.02 Germany: 2 and 5 Fd Sqns and 21 Fd Pk Sqn
2 Infantry Division formed Feb 47
  Jan 48: 38 Fd Sqn joined from the disbanded 5 Division  2, 5 & 38 Fd Sqns & 21 Fd Pk Sqn
  Jun 48: Renamed 23 Field Engineer Regiment   
     
23 Field Engineer Regiment 
1948.06 Germany: Mons Barracks, Iserlohn 2, 5 and 38 Fd Sqns and 21 Fd Pk Sqn
Units were spread throughout Germany
1949.01 Germany: Gordon Barracks, Hameln 2, 5 and 38 Fd Sqns and 21 Fd Pk Sqn
1950.07 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund 2, 5 and 38 Fd Sqns and 21 Fd Pk Sqn
  May 58: Regiment disbanded 2 Fd Sqn remained with 2 Div, 5 Fd Sqn transferred to 4 Div, 38 Fd Sqn transferred to Berlin Bde and 21 Fd Pk Sqn transferred to 40 Regt.  
     
2 Division Engineers 
1957.04  Germany: HQ at Lubbecke Formed
2 and 25 Fd Sqns and 43 Fd Pk Sqn
  Jan 61: 7 Fld Sqn transferred from 1 Div (Osnabruck). 2, 7 and 25 Fd Sqns and 43 Fd Pk Sqn
  Nov 61: 25 Fd Sqn moved to 4 Division Engineers, 29 Fd Sqn joined from 4 Division Engineers 2, 7 and 29 Fd Sqns and 43 Fd Pk Sqn
   Sep 64: 2 Fd Sqn became 2 Armd Eng Sqn and transferred to 32 Regt. 7 and 29 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Pk Sqn
1964.10 HQRE 2 Div moved to Osnabruck. 43 Fd Park Sqn moved to Osnabruck, remained in Div but under local command 25 Regt. 29 Fd Sqn transferred to 35 Regt (Hameln). 16 Fd Sqn transferred from 35 Regt (Osnabruck. 7 and 16 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Pk Sqn
  Jan 68: 43 Fd Park Sqn became 43 Fd Sp Sqn. 7 and 16 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Sp Sqn
  Feb 68: 7 Fd Sqn moved to Ripon, remained in 2 Div. 37 Fd Sqn transferred from 25 Regt. 7, 16 and 37 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Sp Sqn
  Apr 69: Reformed as 23 Engineer Regiment  
     
23 Engineer Regiment
1969.04 Germany: Roberts Bks, Osnabruck  7 and 16 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Sp Sqn
also had 37 Fd Sqn under command for local admin (remained under command 32 Engr Regt)
  Apr 71: 7 Fld Sqn transferred to 32 Engr Regt and 37 Fld Sqn transferred from 32 Engr Regt. 16 and 37 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Sp Sqn
  20 Mar 72 - 24 Jul 72: Northern Ireland Tour: Infantry Role: East Belfast   
  Apr 76: 37 Fld Sqn transferred to 35 Engr Regt 16 Fd Sqn and 43 Fd Sp Sqn
  Jul 76: 73 Indep Fld Sqn moved to Osnabruck under local command 23 Regt  
  Sep 76: 23 Engr Regt and 25 Engr Regt amalgamated to form 2 Armd Div Engr Regt  
  1977: Amalgamated with 25 Regt to form 2 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment   
     
     
23 Engineer Regiment
Dates Location Sub-units - Remarks
1983.01 Germany: Roberts Bks, Osnabruck  Reformed: 39 Fd Sqn from 2 ADER & 73 Fd Sqn from Indep Role
  1984: 25 Fd sqn transferred in from 26 Eng Regt  
  1990: Gulf War 4 Armoured Brigade 
  1993: RHQ, 39 & 73 Fd Sqns all disbanded  
     
23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault)
2003.01.07 England: Woodbridge Reformed: Supports 16 Air Assault Brigade: 12 (Nova Scotia) HQ & Sp Sqn (Air Assault), 9 Para, 51 Para (Air Assault), 61 Fd Sp Sqn (Air Assault).
2006 England: Rock Barracks, Woodbridge, Suffolk Supports 16 Air Assault Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 08: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 8 16 Air Assault Brigade 
  Oct 10 - Apr 11: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 13 16 Air Assault Brigade 
     

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