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Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

A modern, high-tech Army needs highly trained men and women to keep equipment working. The role of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) is to do just that; maintain, repair and manufacture equipment to keep battle winning aircraft, tanks and weapons in fighting order. The REME exists to ‘keep the punch in the Army’s fist’

Who we are

Every part of the British Army has a REME detachment within it allowing opportunity around the world from Belize, to Canada, to Cyprus, to Kenya.

If variety is what you want – REME is the place for you. No two days are the same.

REME has an exciting set of eight trades:

  • Armourer
  • Recovery Mechanic
  • Avionics Technician
  • Electronics Technician
  • Metalsmith
  • Vehicle Mechanic
  • Aircraft Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist

From repairing Challenger tanks at the forefront of the battle to maintaining the Apache Attack Helicopter, REME keeps up to date with the latest in advanced technologies and complex equipment, constantly evolving our training programme to make the seemingly impossible possible.

The Regimental Headquarters is located at MOD Lyneham alongside our trade training school and is the home of REME.


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

To join REME today call 0345 600 8080

Officer Recruitment call 01249 894516 or email: REMERHQ-PersOps-Offr-SO3A@mod.uk

Soldier Recruitment call 01249 894517 or email: REMERHQ-PersOps-Sldr-SO2@mod.uk

Join Us

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 Regular Units


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.

REME Reserves


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

REME Motto

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