Unit History: REME
Memories of REME
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
Garden of Remembrance in 2001
Written by David CampbellOn the 8th November 2001 my wife and I attended the Garden of Remembrance Service at Westminster Abbey, London. The high point of the day, I am sure for us both, took place during the 'Walkabout' of Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. My wife and I were both fortunate enough to be in the rank closest to the path, along which the Queen Mother was travelling in her converted Golf Cart, and we were both rewarded by a handshake from this most gracious lady when she passed by. A day that shall forever live in my memory, especially as she has now passed away.
Junior Leader s Unit REME Arborfield in 1964
Written by Charles McMullanAnyone out there who served in the Junior Leaders Unit REME Arborfield between Jan 64 and Aug 66? If so please contact
4th TRGN Batt. REME. Bordon Hants in 1957
Written by Ray DixonHad some great nights in the Empire Club and also in a cafe at the top of Bordon,(can't remember the name of it)had a juke box, sixpence a record. Also had some great weekends at Portsmouth, used to stay in the Union Jack Club.
REME in 1952
Written by John WalkerBasik training at Honiton (DEVON),after basic training,Barton Stacey,then transfered to 5AA group Newark. Finished service under BILL WESTERN civilian equavelant rank major
No 2 TRG BAT REME HONITON DEVON in 1955
Written by beverley gregoryI WAS PART OF INTAKE 55/21 WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE CAMP 10 NOV 1955 ALONG WITH 20 OR SO TEDDY BOYS WHO WERE GOING TO SHOW THE ARMY WHAT WE WERE ALL ABOUT.
THAT WAS AT 09.00HRS BY 16.00HRS WE WERE WELL AND TRULY BEATEN ALL LOOKING THE SAME SAD BUNCH WITH ALL THE FIGHT KNOCKED OUT OF US.
ONCE THE CLOTHES WERE SENT BACK HOME IN THAT BROWN PAPER PARCEL IT WAS GAME SET AND MATCH TO THE ARMY.ARE WELL ONLY 729 DAYS TO DO.
I WONDER IF ANY ONE REMEMBERS THE 10 COMANDMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY ONE OF THE WAS -: THOW SHALT NOT PLAY GAMES OF CHANCE LEST A FEARFULL VOICE BE HEARD TO SAY RENDER TO ME THE NAMES AND LAST THREES AND LEAVE THE MONEY ON THE TABLE.THE 10th ONE WAS -: THOU SHALT LEAVE THIE BILLET FOR EVER AND ENTER THE WORLD OF THE CIVIE AND STUDY THE DOLE AND THE DRAWING THEREOF.
Active From: 1942 - Present