Royal Engineers meeting with Governor Sarah Tucker. (GO Photo)

Royal Engineers in Montserrat for Reconnaissance Visit

Governor Sarah Tucker welcomed and met with a detachment of the British Army Royal Engineers on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

A release from Government House explained that the Royal Engineers are one of the Army’s three Combat Support Arms and are trained as soldiers, technical engineers, and artisan tradesmen. They perform highly specialised combat and non-combat tasks and are active all over the world in conflict and during peace.

Team leader Major Ben Woods accompanied by Major Mike Garrard, Captain Barrie Doran-Thorp and Sergeant Dan Marsden arrived on island on Saturday January 27 and are spending the week reviewing several infrastructure areas, in advance of a potential full deployment to Montserrat later this year.

Priorities include utilities, access, safety, and business continuity.

The Governor, the statement said is grateful to the Ministry of Defense for playing its part in the UK Governments delivery of expert technical support to Montserrat.