TA - 71 Engineer Regiment


Bob Blakey asked me to put up a link here to his excellent 104 Field Squadron site, and I'm happy to do so.  Feel free to get more information on that squadron there.  http://www.freewebs.com/104fdsqnre/

The role of the Regiment is to provide high quality and motivated military engineers to support regular engineer units on operations.  

The Regiment offers the following trades:  

  • Plant operators
  • Drivers
  • Military communicators
  • Combat engineers
  • Resource specialists

We offer the additional support trades:

  • Vehicle mechanic, recovery mechanic, vehicle electrician and metalsmith with our Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer (REME) detachment  
  • Medic with our Royal Medical Corps (RMC) section 
  • Chefs with our Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) attachment
  • Clerks with our Adjutants General's Corps (AGC) staff


I started my career in 71 Regiment when it was formed in 1968. Served as Sqn Signals officer in 102 Sqn (AER) and then moved to Dundee to 117 Fd Sp Sqn, which I late commanded.
In 1977 I returned to the Regiment as OC 104 Sqn in Edinburgh and later, on moving to Glasgow, as OC 102 Sqn in Paisley. Three very different squadrons. What a privilege!
I moved to South Africa for a number of years but am now back in Scotland, living in St Andrews