4 Field Squadron


Oct 1949 – Nov 1951

Men of the 4 Field Squadron RE somewhere in Hameln or around taken in 1949!


DatesLocationdeploymentunder command:Sub-units – Remarks
1949Germany: Holzminden21 Field Engineer Regiment
Oct 1949Germany: Hameln21 Field Engineer Regiment
Nov 1951Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg 21 Field Engineer Regiment
Sept 1957Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg HQRE 7 DivSupporting 7 Armd Bde
Jan 1958Germany: Fallingbostel HQRE 7 DivSupporting 7 Armd Bde
Apr 1958HQRE 5 DivHQRE 7 Div renamed HQRE 5 Div
Supporting 7 Armd Bde
Jul 19601 Div EngineersHQRE 5 Div renamed 1 Div Engineers
Supporting 7 Armd Bde
Jan 1961Germany: Assaye Barracks, Nienburg 1 Div Engineers
Apr 196121 Engineer Regiment 1 Div Engineers renamed 21 Engineer Regiment
30 Apr 1971
5 Aug 1971
Northern Ireland Tour: Long Kesh 21 Engineer Regiment Infantry Role
4 Jul 1973
7 Nov 1973
Northern Ireland Tour: Ballykelly
15 Dec 1974
11 Apr 1975
Northern Ireland Tour:
Kitchen Hill Factory, Lurgan
21 Engineer RegimentInfantry Role
25 Sep 1976
29 Dec 1976
Northern Ireland Tour:
21 Engineer RegimentInfantry Role
Apr 19781 Armd Div Engr Regiment21 Engineer Regiment renamed 1 Armd Div Engr Regiment
Apr 1979
Jul 1979
Northern Ireland Tour:
HMP Maze
1 Armd Div Engr RegimentInfantry Role
Jan 198121 Engineer Regiment1 Armd Div Engr Regiment renamed 21 Engineer Regiment
19911st Gulf War21 Engineer Regimentin Close Sp Orbat (? x Tank Bridges AVLB / AVRE).
01 Jun 1993
22 Nov 1993
Sept 1995Bosnia21 Engineer Regiment formed part of Task Force Alpha, part of UN Multi-National Brigade
1996Germany: Quebec Barracks, OsnabruckOp Grapple21 Engineer Regiment 
Feb 2000 21 Engineer Regiment Renamed 4 Armoured Engineer Squadron
Mar 2000Bosnia, Operation Palatine21 Engineer Regiment 
Aug 2008England: Catterick21 Engineer Regiment 
Apr 2010
Oct 2010
Afghanistan: Op Herrick 12
Oct 2012
Apr 2013
Afghanistan: Op Herrick 17

Special thanks to

Alan Young from British Army Units

who collected all these dates!

1949 – Men of the 4 Field Squadron RE / 21 Field Engineer Regiment building a Bailey Bridge

© Arnd Wöbbeking It is nice to have friends who keep their eyes and ears open and give me information, where to get photos about the British Forces in Hameln. So I never thought to get photos of the 4th Field Squadron RE. This unit was attached to the 21 Field Engineer Regiment and was only stationed in …

2 Kommentare

  1. Stuart Wakefield

    From Dec. 81to April. 82 we were also in South Armagh at Castle Dillon with troops at Bessbrook, Forkill and Crossmaglen. I was therir REME Support.

    1. Arnd Wöbbeking

      Hi Stuart,

      thanks fur further information , mate! Will add them soon as possible!

      Cheers Arnd

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