135 Geographic Squadron Royal Engineers is the only unit in the Army Reserve to support 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic). The Regiment is a Joint Force Command specialist Royal Engineer unit that provides geographic support to all elements of UK Defence; particularly to Army headquarters, formations and units. The Squadron forms the 4th Sub-Unit within the Regiment assisting in delivering this capability.

Mission - 135 Geographic Squadron RE:

"To provide Geographic Information Dissemination (GID) and Bulk Reproduction (BR) force elements and individual technical reinforcements in order to allow 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) to meet Defence’s geospatial requirements"

To see where 42 Engineer Regiment (Geographic) sit within the Joint Forces Command structure, please click here.

To see where 135 Geographic Squadron sit within the Command Chain, please click here.


There are two distinct parts to the Sqn:

  • Generalist – Specialising in Geospatial Information Dissemination, Bulk Reproduction and Survey

    • No prior knowledge is required. Full technical training is provided​

  • Geo-Vocational Specialists (GVS) – Applying relevant civilian skills, expertise and qualifications directly to Defence

    • We utilise the Geo skills you already possess so we will train you only as a soldier​

Terrain Analysis
Map Depot in Iraq
New Bulk Repro trucks
Sandhurst commissioning parade
Off road fork lift training
Cross country driving weekend
Remembrance parade
Convoy on exercise
Infantry exercise