23 Parachute Engineers Regiment Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Posted on July 30, 2018

Major General Chris Tickell CBE, Chief Royal Engineer and the Regiment’s founding commanding officer, and Mayor of Woodbridge Councillor David Mortimer took the salute with The Band of The Parachute Regiment setting the event to music. 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, which has been based at Rock Barracks, Woodbridge since 2006, was formed in 2003 for the Iraq War. The airborne sappers have since deployed on three tours of Afghanistan, supported peacekeeping in the Sinai Peninsula and carried out hurricane relief in the Caribbean. Lieutenant Colonel Simon Carvel, Commanding Officer of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, said: “It’s a huge privilege for the Regiment to exercise the Freedom of Woodbridge and it has been a wonderful occasion to mark our fifteenth anniversary. We have a wonderful relationship with Woodbridge and draw strength from the public support received today, and every day from the local community.” Cllr Mortimer said: “Woodbridge has a long connection with the military and we are massively proud to have the soldiers of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment and their families as part of the town.”

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