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The Royal Engineers Historical Society. Bridging the Past to the Present for the Future
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REHS Apr 19
in 1855 Colour Sergeant Henry McDonald displayed great gallantry during the Siege of Sevastopol, taking over and leading an attack. He was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions. Read more here:
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RE Museum Apr 18
We are open this ! Doors open from 10am - 5pm as usual, with last admittance at 4pm. Our are also running until Monday, so why not come and an or ?
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REHS Apr 18
The REHS Normandy 75 conference at Chatham on Friday 18 October will feature a lecture on the Mulberry Harbour, as well as many other aspects of Sapper History from the Normandy Campaign. Further information will be here in due course:
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3ArmdEngrSqn Feb 14
in 1953 3 Fd Sqn, and were experimenting with explosive denial of a mountain pass near Geneifa, Egypt. Later this year they will all be training together again in .
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REHS Apr 16
How about this for a In 1942 the first trials for the pipeline took place with 45 miles laid from Swansea to Ilfracombe by a specially converted vessel, its name was HMS Holdfast
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REHS Apr 15
Sounds like you would enjoy the REHS conference at Chatham on Friday 18 October “Normandy 75”. In particular will be covering PLUTO
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Richard Cooke Apr 13
All good but I particularly like these few lines: 'There are literally hundreds of battlefields in the UK where leadership and enduring tactical lessons can be learnt. Most are near pubs. Find the time; it’s more important than any amount of PT'
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REHS Apr 9
Hopefully the final destination for the Battlefield Tour this September
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8 Engineer Brigade Commander Apr 8
: Thanks to Dr Chris Mann for a great introduction and setting the scene so well for our Battlefield Study. So much to learn!
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REHS Apr 2
An inspiring individual who carried his Sapper ingenuity into civilian life. Take time to read the obituary of Dr David Pratt, formerly of 26 Engineer Squadron. From commanding an AVRE on D-Day to an expedition to the South Pole
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REHS Mar 28
***RIPON STUDY DAY*** Date Change - due to an Army wide conference the Ripon study day has been rescheduled to the 25 June 2019. The location remains the same - Claro Barracks, Ripon. The sign up sheet will go ‘live’ on 16 Apr 19
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REHS 3 Mar 18
Sergeant Thomas Frank Durrant of the Royal Engineers was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 28 March 1942 during the raid at St Nazaire. His actions inspired a German officer to suggest he be formally recognised!
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12 Parachute Headquarters & Support Squadron Mar 26
As we approach the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and all onward operations during WW2, 12 Para Hq & Sp Sqn take time out from their busy schedules to take a closer look at Operation Market Garden; The Allied Airborne attempt to secure various bridges across the Netherlands
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REHS Mar 23
You might find this article that was recently featured by the if interest following your trip:
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6th Airborne Mar 21
"Wounded Airborne Sapper's Gripping Letter: Shields Man in First Glider To Land in Normandy" 249th (Airborne) Field Company, Read Spr. Shorey's account on landed by glider Benouville bridge
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1 RSME Regiment Mar 21
Replying to @RE_Hist_Society
Day 4 in Anzio; the American Cemetery, the beach landing sites and the Commonwealth Cemetery. A fitting end to our study. 3 key lessons, communication up and down, coordination and synchronisation at every level, and be decisive and take responsibility.
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REHS Mar 20
I can hear Sticky shouting from the UK ‘An Engineer Tank with a demolition gun!’
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REHS Mar 19
Looks like a great battlefield study with some really poignant lessons to be learnt. Please tag in future posts. Are you aware the are marking the 75th anniversary with a commemorative event at the this year on Sat 11 May
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1 RSME Regiment Mar 18
Day 1 of our study of Monte Cassino saw the team visit San Pietro Infine and Trocchio Hill. The first being a hard won objective of the 36th Texan Division on the approach to Cassino. The second was used as an observation and command post for the attacks to seize the monastery.
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Sapper Geologist Mar 19
Samples from D-Day beaches inc. magnetic grains that are the fragments of shells & ammunition, and glass that is quartz sand melted by the heat of explosions. ⁦⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
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