28 Nov '13, 5pm

Royal Engineers provide vital skills in the Philippines #HMSIllustrious|

Royal Engineers provide vital skills in the Philippines #HMSIllustrious|

A troop of 30 men from 24 Commando Engineer Regiment are on board HMS Illustrious as she delivers life sustaining provisions to people in the worst affected areas. A part of 3 Commando Brigade, the troop normally provides engineering support to the Royal Marines, however, on this occasion they are lending their skills to the disaster relief operation. Skills they have brought to the Philippines include combat engineering, meaning the ability to build showers, provide sanitation, supply electrics, build bridges and tunnels. They can also quickly spot things that might go unnoticed by the untrained eye but which could become a problem down the line – as a result they can call for long term engineering skills. 24 Cdo Engr Regt commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Ben Campbell-Colquhon, said, “In humanitarian disaster relief operations our skills complement those of the Roya...

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