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Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Soldiers and officers employed within the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) are the technicians, mechanics and fabricators that consistently inspect, repair, modify and maintain the large array of equipment that the British Army has to offer. Wherever the British Army are, whatever the unit is, there you will find REME.

Who we are

The REME embodies the ethos of the soldier/tradesman, as a part of a Corps forged on the battlefield we keep the punch in the Army's fist. REME is built upon innovation, meeting the twin requirements of military proficiency and engineering skill, supporting every unit in the British Army. Regimental Headquarters is located in Lyneham alongside our trade training schools and is the home of REME.

8 Regular Battalions
6 Reserve Battalions
Cap-badged Cadets
Our Veterans and REME Associations Branches

Soldier first, Tradesman always.

What we offer:
REME Tradesmen follow our corps ethos of Arte et Marte or By Skill and By Fighting; twice a professional offering quality soldiers and tradesmen who want to develop themselves both physically and mentally.

As technologies advance and equipment becomes more complex, men and women of REME have to be up to the challenges of training and keeping up to date with modern engineering.

Whether it's maintaining the Apache Attack Helicopter, repairing a Multiple Launch Rocket System or recovering a Challenger tank, REME ensures that the equipment of the British Army is ready for action.
REME Motto

REME Careers

reme careers

There are a range of careers on offer in the REME that allow you to progress through the ranks and gain civilian recognised qualifications.

REME Army Reserve

Fixing an engine

REME Reserve officers and soldiers partake in similar training and train to join similar trade groups as their regular counterparts.

REME Regular Units

4 Close support battalion on operations

Every unit in the Army has members of the REME attached to it. How many and what trade depends on the size and role of the unit.

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