Join us for two evenings of talks discussing how REME have helped to keep the Army’s aircraft flying, from Auster to Apache. These talks will be delivered in partnership with the Army Flying Museum as part of their Lockdown Lecture series. 

At the beginning of WW2, the maintenance system for army equipment was complex and inefficient. After losing almost all the Army’s equipment at Dunkirk, followed by rapid introduction of new equipment, change was needed. A report urged the introduction of a “Corps of Mechanical Engineers”. With the inclusion of electrical equipment, the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) was formed on 1 October 1942.

After the formation of the Army Air Corps, REME took on the servicing and maintenance of the army’s aircraft. Some serving REME engineers with aviation backgrounds initiated a training and support organisation, retraining REME tradesmen on aircraft equipment.

Part 1 of the two talks will be delivered on Monday 31 January, with Part 2 following shortly after on Monday 21 February. Join in the live Q&A sessions after both.

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