REME sport, past and present
(Launches 29 January 2020)
Members of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers have been excelling at sport since the Corps was formed in 1942. REME personnel are expert engineers, dedicated to keeping the British Army’s equipment battle ready. Their technical skill and persistence makes them excellent athletes and competitors across a vast range of different sporting disciplines, from karate to kart racing.
In 2020 the REME Museum will be hosting an exhibition celebrating this proud history and exciting present. View trophies from forgotten tournaments, rarely displayed photos and antique sporting memorabilia alongside specialised kit used by some of the Corps’ top athletes. It’s been tough to capture more than 75 years of sporting excellence inside just four walls but we’re sure this snapshot will get you talking (and training!).
To launch the exhibition, on 29 January 2020, REME personnel will be taking part in an Olympic style torch relay around MOD Lyneham, picking up members of the camp’s 30 plus sports teams before arriving en masse at the Museum. A special VIP sporting guest will open the exhibition and teams will gather for a celebratory photo amongst the Museum’s unique collection of military vehicles.
Located in the Museum’s Temporary Exhibition Space, entry to the exhibition is included with your ticket.