Even the Royal Engineers
could not have constructed a drill with the circumference of a bicycle wheel, then drilled a shaft through half a mile of solid rock, with three curves in the shaft and a metal lining to facilitate a lift to bring the men up.
It was these small items that graphically highlighted the huge individual sacrifices that have underpinned the proud history of the Royal Engineers
Infrastructure engineering tasks at the more demanding end of the technical spectrum are undertaken by deployable works groups made up of Specialist Teams Royal Engineers
The Army confirmed that Dickson, known as Dixie, served with the Royal Engineers
for nine years until he left in l988.
Pte Guegan, 45, is an Army Reserve Chef serving with The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers
(Militia) and based in Swansea.
A new partnership with a regiment of the Royal Engineers
has helped foster knowledge sharing between the two organisations and provided the Army group with a direct link to recruit Reservists from AECOMs graduate pool.
Evonne McCord joined fellow former sappers to pay their respects to fallen comrades and mark 300 years of the Royal Engineers
Rank: Sergeant Regiment: Royal Engineers
Age: 32 Date of death: 30-3-1918 Buried at: Pozieres Memorial Douglas Tom Rich Son of Alfred and Annie Rich, of 64, North Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff.
Commuters were treated to rousing music from The Band of the Royal Signals, The Band of the Royal Engineers
, The Band of the King's Regiment, and The Band of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
He said: "It's the official railwaymen's war memorial and is on display at Highley alongside a Roll of Honour listing the casualties suffered by the Royal Engineers
in World War II.
His involvement in the base came almost a decade ago, when the Army was considering the location for a base in Afghanistan and he was part of a specialist team of Royal Engineers
All Royal Engineers
are soldiers first, but they are also combat engineers and tradesmen.