Jersey Field Squadron background and recent postings
Parish and Island militias gave service to the Crown until 1945, when the unit was disbanded. The Royal Militia reformed as the Jersey Field Squadron in 1988.
The forming and operation of the Squadron fulfils Jersey’s defence contribution in line with the 1987 Inter-Governmental Agreement.
As a Royal Engineer subunit, the Jersey Field Squadron:
- prepares for warfighting in support of 3 UK Division
- provides individual augmentees for operations other than warfighting
- is involved locally in community projects
- supports the civil power in homeland resilience and emergencies when needed
Field Squadron members have supported operations in:
They continue to support the Regular Army with recent deployments to Belize and UK exercises.
Squadron training and dates
The Jersey Field Squadron need to complete various training events throughout each year to maintain readiness for operations.
All military training is carried out on land by virtue of a licence from a private landowner. The landowner can be a:
- private person
- public body
- public company
Respecting that all land has an owner, it also includes common land or land subject to open access rights.
We have regular training on Wednesday evenings. You may see and hear Squadron personnel conducting training in various locations on the following dates. This training can include the safe use of blank ammunition and pyrotechnics.
Contact us if you have questions about our training.
|20 and 21 April 2024
|25 and 26 May 2024
|15 to 30 June 2024
|21 and 22 July 2024
|7 and 8 September 2024
|19 and 20 October 2024
|9 and 10 November 2024
|11-12 January 2025
|1 and 2 March 2025
Drill nights and getting involved
Drill nights take place every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.
If you’d like to be involved as a soldier with the Squadron you can come on one of these nights. You can also contact us for more details.
Find more information on the Jersey Field Squadron and its regiment on the
Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia).