Motto: ‘Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt’
Royal Engineer soldiers are called Sappers! Formed in 1716, the Corps is unique, motivated and intelligent. Sappers are multi-skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen providing military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces. The key roles of building (and destroying where necessary) bridges, rebuilding air bases and runways, keeping supply lines open and restoring vital services to communities following natural disasters or attack are all part of the essential support provided by the Royal Engineers. The Corps is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer – Lt. General Tyrone Urch CBE.
The Royal Engineers Association
The Aims of The Association are to promote and support the Corps of Royal Engineers among members of the Association by fostering esprit de corps and a spirit of comradeship and service, and by maintaining an awareness of Corps traditions. The Association also acts as a link between serving and retired members of the Corps and it provides financial and other assistance to serving and former members of the Corps, their spouses, widows and dependents who are in need. Grants, within Association Guidelines, are made to the Army Benevolent Fund and to other charities that further the objectives of the Association.