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  • Chelsea, London
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Spotlight: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

REME vehicle mechanic, Afghanistan, 2008

Meet soldiers from the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as they showcase the work they do in today's Army.

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) 'keep the punch in the British Army’s fist' by providing technical support in every unit across the world. Since 1942, it has been their job to maintain and repair the extensive range of equipment the Army uses.

Throughout the day, meet soldiers from REME’s nine unique specialist trades, who will be displaying their skills through a variety of hands-on activities. 

Get to grips with a British Army recovery vehicle, take command of a robot or have a go at metal-smithing via a virtual reality headset. Learn how members of REME keep the Army moving by maintaining weapons, land vehicles and helicopters.

At 2.00pm, join our special guest Major Rick Henderson (Retired), Director of the REME Museum, who will be outlining the history of this essential corps and how its work has changed over time. He will draw on his own personal experiences serving with REME across the world.

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