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26 Regiment - 3 Div Regt

26 Field Engineer Regiment 
Dates Location Sub-units - Remarks
1950.11 Germany: Gordon Barracks, Hameln Formed for 11 Armoured Division, with 7 Field Squadron from 21 Regiment, 29 Independent Field Squadron provided Park Troop as basis for 43 Field Park Squadron and 60 Field Squadron was newly raised. 7, 29 & 60 Fd Sqns & 43 Fd Pk Sqn
11 Armoured Division
  Apr 56: 11 Armoured Division was renamed 4 Division  
  Nov 57: Renamed 4 Division Engineers: 7 Fd Sqn to 5 Division, 29 Fd Sqn remained in 4 Division, 60 Fd Sqn disbanded and 43 Fd Pk Sqn went to 2 Division.  
     
4 Division Engineers
1957.11 Germany: Alanbrooke Barracks, Paderborn: 1 Fd Sqn at Sennelager (20 Armd Bde), 5 Fd Sqn at Iserlohn (5 Inf Bde), 29 Fd Sqn at Hameln (4 Guards Bde) and 45 Fd Pk Sqn at Sennelager Formed in Germany with HQ at Herford
1 Fd, 5 Fd, 29 Fd and 44 Fd Pk Sqns
  1960: 1 Fd Sqn transferred to 1 Div. 5 Fd, 29 Fd and 44 Fd Pk Sqns
  Mar 60: 5 Fd Sqn moved to Paderborn.  
  Nov 61: 25 Fd Sqn joined from 2 Div, 29 Fd Sqn to 2 Div 5 Fd, 25 Fd and 44 Fd Pk Sqns
  Jan 68: 44 Fd Park Sqn became 44 Fd Sp Sqn 5 Fd, 25 Fd and 44 Fd Sp Sqns
1969.04 Redesignated 26 Engineer Regiment. 44 Fd Sup Sqn remained at Paderborn, 5 and 25 Fd Sqns moved to Iserlohn. .  
     
26 Engineer Regiment
1969.04 Germany: Allenbroke Barracks, Paderborn  5 Fd, 25 Fd and 44 Fd Sp Sqns
1970.11 Germany: Corunna Barracks, Iserlohn  
  30 Apr - 5 Aug 71: Northern Ireland Tour: Long Kesh  under command 21 Engr Regt
Infantry role 
  Nov 72 - Mar 73: 25 Fd Sqn: Northern Ireland under command 35 Engr Regt
Infantry role 
  8 Jul 74 - 8 Nov 74: Northern Ireland Tour: Londonderry Infantry role 
  Jun - Oct 76: 25 Fd Sqn in Northern Ireland in the infantry role.  
  1977: 2 Armd Engr Sqn became 2 Fd Sp Sqn and transferred to regt. 30 Fd Sqn transferred from 32 Engr Regt.  
  1978: Redesignated 3 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment   
     
3 Armoured Division Engineer Regiment 
1978.01 Germany: Corunna Barracks, Iserlohn Formed by redes of 26 Engineer Regiment
5, 25 and 30 Fd Sqns and 2 Fd Sp Sqn.
  29 Jul - 29 Nov 78: Northern Ireland Tour: Lurgan/HMP Maze Infantry Role: 
  Jan - Apr 80: Northern Ireland Tour:  
  1982: Renamed 26 Engineer Regiment  
     
26 Engineer Regiment
1982 Germany: Corunna Barracks, Iserlohn From 3 Armd Div Engr Regt
5, 25 & 30 Fd Sqns, 2 Fd Sp Sqn
  1984: 2 Fd Sp Sqn u/c 3 Armd Div  
  1990: 30 Fd Sqn disbanded?  
  1993: 5 Fd Sqn transferred to 22 Eng Regt  
  1994: RHQ, 25 & 30 Fd Sqns disbanded: 2 Fd Sp Sqn transferred to 32 Eng Regt  
     
26 (Close Support) Engineer Regiment
2000 England: Horne Barracks, Larkhill  
2001 England: Ludgershall  
2004? -  England: Swinton Barracks, Perham Down  
  26 Engineer Regiment  
c2007 England: Swinton Barracks, Perham Down 38 HQ and Sp Sqn, 8 Armd Eng Sqn (AES), 30 AES, 33 AES:
support to 12 Mechanised Brigade
  Apr - Oct 07: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 6 12 Mechanised Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 12: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 16 12th Mechanized Brigade 
     

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