In 2015, in formal recognition of its soldiers’ dual capability as paratroopers and combat engineering experts, 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) became 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment.
“Our job is to enable the brigade to live, move and fight…” (Clark, 2015, p.46).
The part-time (Army Reserve) element of the Regiment, Wakefield-based 299 Parachute Squadron, has doubled its membership since 2014 and is on track to achieve 125% strength, with 164 members in 2015.
You can learn more about the the British Army’s parachute training here.
Clark, B. (2015) Masters of Multi-Tasking: Back to Business for Airborne Engineers following Rebranding. Soldier Magazine. August 2015.