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A Brief History of the Royal Engineers


In its 900-year history the Royal Engineers has been involved in every major conflict the British Army has fought, as well as carrying out humanitarian roles such as providing clean water and building schools.

The Corps of of Royal Engineers has a long heritage that not many corps can rival - it can claim direct descent from the military engineers that William the Conqueror brought to England. Since then it has lived up to its Motto 'Ubique' ('Everywhere'), having had a significant presence at every large-scale battle the British Army has ever fought.


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