As i had imagined and anticipated in the previous posts on Army 2020, all Field Army Engineer formations are being removed from the single brigades and grouped together under 8 Engineer Brigade, under Force Troops command.
"All capabilities have been retained, and in some case enhanced" is the official position. I hope "all" means "all" and not "most". My worries mainly relate to the M3 rigs (mothballed out to 2015 as the RE focuses on Afghanistan, and with their Regiment, 28th, now planned to disband as part of Army 2020) and the long-term retention of the precious, hard-won capability provided by Talisman in the route clearance role. Unfortunately, for the moment there is no greater detail in the exact composition of the force elements.
The greater integration with the Territorial Army reserve personnel is a target, obviously, but the Royal Engineers are not meeting their current targets, and have recruitment and retention problems already now, and this, of course, does little to inspire confidence for the future. As of June 2012, the TA element of the Royal Engineers numbers 230 officers (70% manned) and 2230 other ranks (just 55% manned) with more than 600 undergoing training.