What is the cap badge for the REME?
Horse and Lightning
Examples of these early badges can be found at the REME Museum. In 1947, the Horse and Lightning was adopted as the cap badge.
When did the REME cap badge change?
The badge was designed by Major General Colin Campbell, Inspector REME, and Mr. Geoffrey Bell and Mr. Brandham of J. R. Gaunt & Son. It initially had a King’s crown, changing to a Queen’s crown around 1955.
Are Royal Engineers and REME the same?
REME exists to ‘keep the punch in the Army’s fist’ The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides engineering support and is responsible for maintaining and repairing the Army’s equipment.
How many Gurkhas live in the UK?
As of 1 April 2019, 3,430 Gurkhas were serving in the British Army.
What was the R.E.M.E cap badge made of?
The R.E.M.E cap badge 1942 – 1947 This is the cap badge of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, made of brass with a King’s crown and a wreath with initial letters R.E.M.E Prior to WWII, the repair of equipment in the army fell to the individual soldier and to the Ordnance Corps
What was the first version of the REME badge?
REME Cap Badge First version – in service 1942 – 1947 After some interim designs, the badge of the Corps was formalised in June 1943 for use as the cap-badge, collar-badge, and on the buttons.
What kind of helmet does the REME wear?
REME Full Dress Home Service Helmet with Brunswick star cap badge. With minor exceptions only, the Corps is now responsible for the examination, modification, repair and recovery of all mechanical, electronic, electrical and optical equipment of the Army beyond the capacity of unit non-technical personnel.
What did REME do for the RASC fleet?
The provision of new REME workshops to carry out field repairs in RASC transport companies. Maintenance of vessels of the RASC fleet whilst in port was given to the fleet repair branch, a civilian organisation which came under the REME umbrella. This organisation was also responsible for arranging and overseeing ship refits.