• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Spotlight: Sappers

Royal Engineers demonstrating bomb search and disposal
Meet serving soldiers from the Royal Engineers, watch live demonstrations and take on family-friendly challenges.

Commonly known as Sappers, the soldiers of the Corps of Royal Engineers provide military engineering and other technical support to the British Army. From bomb disposal to bridge building, water purification to fortification construction, the Sappers carry out all sorts of important tasks.

Illustrious history

Hear curators from the Royal Engineers Museum outlining the history of the Corps with a pop up exhibition and artefacts from their collection. And learn how to construct a Bailey bridge.

Specialist skills

Watch Royal Engineer divers displaying their skills while submerged in five metres of water. Then, be on the alert as soldiers from 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) demonstrate their important roles in bomb search and disposal.

Fighting fit

Did you know that the Royal Engineers Army Football Club won the FA Cup in 1875? Meet the Corps’s current football reps and show off your own skills.

PTI and Drill Instructors will also be on hand to put you through your paces. See if you could make the cut as a soldier.

Hands on

Get up close with some of the equipment and vehicles used by the Royal Engineers. Try out our mini diggers in a series of fun activities.

Put your engineering skills to the test. Learn how to wire a plug and lay a brick with the Royal School of Military Engineering.

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