December 5 2013 Latest news:
Soldiers based at Rock Barracks have received medals following a recent deployment in Afghanistan. Major General Richard Davis CBE presented the campaign medals. Medal recipients L-R Sapper Dan Reay, Sapper Oxley, Sgt Chris Morris, Sapper Ibrahim Thuku, Sapper Richard Clarke, Sapper Gabriel Boyd, Captain Chris Coles, Lance Corporal David Bourner.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Army engineers have been recognised for their efforts in Afghanistan as their squadron faces being disbanded.
A reorganisation of Woodbridge-based 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) as part of the Army 2020 reforms has seen 12 (Nova Scotia) Headquarters and Support (Air Assault) Squadron mothballed.
The disbandment was marked with a parade at Rock Barracks yesterday, which also saw 10 members of the squadron who were recently deployed to Afghanistan presented with operational service medals.
The regiment’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Hones, said: “This parade has been a bittersweet occasion. It is sad to see the squadron disband after 229 years of service.
“However, we are celebrating the work of its personnel recently deployed to Afghanistan, and know that it can return to the order of battle if ever needed in the future.”