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101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment
(Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Regimental Association

Regimental History

101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) history dates back to its original formation as 1st Middlesex Volunteer Engineers at Kensington in January 1860. The first Honorary Colonel was Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne who at the time was the senior officer of the Corp of Royal Engineers. Since its inception in 1860 the Regiment and it's associated Squadrons has seen combat service in Egyptian War in 1882, South African War 1900, Great War of WW1 and WW2, Middle East, France, Italy, Kosovo, Bosnia, and more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The distinguished service that the regiment has been involved in has been recognised by the presenting of a total of 103 honours and awards comprising of: RE EOD Malta

On the 1st January 2010, 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD) (V) celebrated it's 150th Anniversary.

However, on the 24th March 2010 it became a hybrid Regiment and lost the (V) from its Regimental title. The Regiment restructured its establishment with the re-subordination of two Regular Squadrons, 17 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and 22 Headquarters & Support Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). The restructuring of the Regiment was completed on the 1st November 2010 with the transfer of 217 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Volunteers) from 101 Engineer Regiment to its sister Regiment 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and in connection with that transfer a further regular Squadron joined the establishment of 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD) in the form of 21 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). The new structure of the Regiment consists of 3 Regular Squadrons 17, 22 and 21 and 2 Territorial Army Squadrons 221 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Volunteers) and 579 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) (Volunteers). Although the Regimental Headquarters has moved from Catford in London to Carver Barracks (nee RAF Debden) Wimbish, Essex, outside of the London boundaries, the Regiment has been allowed the honour of retaining the ‘City of London’ within its regimental title and also has the luxury of having the affiliation with 5 City of London Livery Companies.