REME Book Recommendations Tomorrow is National Read a Book Day so we’ve put together a list of our favourite REME, military and engineering books. Got any recommendations for us? Craftsmen of the Army: The Story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, volumes I, II and III by various Written as the ‘story’ of REME, […]

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 The Weapons Collection Visitors to the REME Museum at Lyneham won’t fail to be impressed by the dramatic armoury display which presents a diverse selection of pistols, revolvers, rifles and machine guns. This display, though, represents only part of the Museum’s large collection of historic weaponry. This short blog explores the development of this collection, […]

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To mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, in 2019, the foyer of the Museum hosted a temporary display that showcased objects from the collection that demonstrated REME’s involvement in the events of the 6th June 1944. Although the Museum is currently closed, the display, D Day 75, is now available in blog […]

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 REME in Denmark The Museum’s Archive team deals with a variety of enquiries from REME personnel (both serving and former), other military groups, historical groups, and the wider public. We receive about 45 enquiries a month on anything from vehicle dimensions for accurate modelling, manuals for those fixing up the real thing, information about family […]

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 The Great Artwork Audit The REME Museum, like many museums, typically plans exhibitions and displays in advance with specific themes and objects in mind to support the stories being told. But what happens when you come across a small series of unique objects with a uniting theme and decide to create a ‘pop up’ display? […]

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 The West Court Stained Glass The Museum’s collection contains many and varied treasures. Under normal circumstances you can see a broad selection of these across our eight galleries in Lyneham. Some of the rarest and oldest items under or care, however, are to be found in a different Museum altogether. In support of our colleagues […]

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 Sweetheart Brooches While the Museum is closed to the public our Education Officer is putting together activities for children staying at home. This week, we are encouraging children to design their own sweetheart brooch. For the grownups, we thought it would be interesting to republish an article that former Corps Archivist, Colonel (Retired) Mike Sibbons, […]

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