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Assault Engineer Class 3 (AE3)

Assault Engineer Class 3 (AE3)

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Key information


To train marines as AE3s in order that they can effectively operate in a unit as an Assault Engineer.

Course Details

  • Basic engineer tools and skills
  • Chainsaw training
  • Camp construction and structures, sanitation and concreting
  • Field defences
  • Water supply
  • Basic boat handling
  • Demolitions
  • Mine warfare and booby traps
  • Bridging
  • Cliff assault


  • Passed AE aptitude

The course requires a high level of concentration and the ability to assimilate large amounts of information, as well as being physically demanding at times. A good grasp of basic mathematics is essential.


  • CS30 Chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting
  • Royal Yachting Association Power Boat Certificate
  • City & Guilds, Basic Military Engineering

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