The Royal Engineer Association.
This is the start of the Branch side of the website. Hopefully we can get you all to request an application form and join us. First things first, lets remove the myth that it's just a bunch of old guy's and there is nothing for the younger generation. For example this years Remembrance parade at the Cenataph, 35 attended and 32 of these served between 1960 to 2000. Look on this link see who is in the Branch and when they served, I think you will be surprised who are member's.
As a National Branch we do at time's suffer with the problem of getting people together. We have in the past met in the London area, however for 2012 we have changed this around. Please look further down the page for meeting details. Briefly we have one at Catford, Leeds, Devon and Wimbish at arranged, plus our Annual Lunch, London Group Dinner, REA Annual Dinner and a contingent at the Cenotaph for Rememberance Sunday each year.
We do want to hear from you all and see what you would like the Branch to look like in the future after all it will be used by you when us who are running it now go for a quieter life. All we ask is that you get a membership form from link just add name and e address with please send application form, and part with a whole £5 a year, then join in where you can and let's get this Branch into shape for your future.
Remembrance Sunday 2011.
As a Branch we were allocated 60 places at the Cenotaph, London, last year saw 54 on parade from old to young, it was only in 2007 that we were down to 4 on parade, let us continue to parade a large contingent in respect of those who went before us.
For all our lost comrades who have given the ultimate sacrifice, some very recent others more distant but they were all our family.
Colonel M. H. H Brooke OBE
Honorary Life President
Colonel B.S.T. Archer. GC. OBE. ERD
To contact the Chairman, Secretary, Welfare Officer or Webmaster click on their names.
Pete Markham. MARKHAMFossil@aol.com
Tel 01634408364 Evenings/weekends
Meetings are held on a quarterly time scale, dates for 2012 are;
20 January. 101 Engineer Regiment, Catford.
Commencing at 11.30 hrs
AGM Sat 14 April.
Central Fire Station
Gather from 11.00
Dress smart but casual.
Camping details to br confirmed
Probably Totness, Devon.
Dress casual/Branch polo shirts?
Fri 12 October
WO and Sgt's Mess
Gather from 11.30
Dress collar and tie
Please confirm if you are intending to be present so we know rough numbers