On 9 April 2021, HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away, just months before he was set to celebrate his 100th birthday. The passing of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has a particularly sad resonance for REME, as Prince Philip was the Corps’ Colonel-in-Chief for over fifty years.

The Duke is once thought to have said, “Everything that wasn’t invented by God was invented by an engineer.”

In honour of this, a new temporary exhibition opened on 2 December 2021 and will run well into the New Year, exploring the Duke’s long relationship with REME by displaying material from the Museum’s large collection. The display explores not only his life and the impact he had on REME while alive, but the events surrounding his passing and funeral, which paid tribute to the close connection he maintained with the Corps. 


Visit the Museum now to experience “HRH Prince Philip: REME’s Colonel-in-Chief”. Entry is included in admission to the Museum.