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Regiments & Corps of the British Army

 by chocks , Wed May 21, 2014 9:52 pm

The Corps of Royal Engineers

Royal Engineers Badge 2008.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

The Corps can trace its origins back to the 15th Century but engineering has played it's part in war since time began.

1717 - The Corps was formed as the "Officers Corps of Engineers" with the dirty work being carried out by civilian Artificers.
1772 - The Soldier Artificer Company was formed.
1787 - The title "Royal" was awarded.
1812 - The Corps name changed to the "Corps of Royal Sappers & Miners.
1856 - Name reverted to "Corps of Royal Engineers"
1912 - Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) formed. This remained as part of the Royal Engineers untill 1918 when the RAF was formed.
1920 - Royal Corps of Signals formed from the RE Signals Service.
1965 - RE Transportation and Movements Service became the Royal Corps of Transport.

1753 - Artificers.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Artificers 1753

1840 - Corps of Sappers & Miners.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Corps of Sappers and Miners 1840 -

1982 - Royal Engineer - Falklands War.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Royal Engineer 1982 Falklands War.

The Royal Engineers along with the Royal Artillery carries the Motto "UBIQUE" (Everywhere). No Colours or Battle Honours are carried by the corps as Ubique cover all.
The Corps Nickname is the "Mudlarks"
37 Victoria Crosses have been awarded to the Corps. The most famous of these was Lt John Chard who took charge of the garrison at Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War 1879.
In 1872 the Royal Engineers took part in the first ever FA Cup Final losing 1-0 to Wanderers. This match was replayed during the FA Centenary Year 1972 with the RE getting their revenge by beating Wanderers 7-1


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