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Swindon20-01 Guided Tour of the REME Museum

Maj (Retd) Rick Henderson, Museum Director

The Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) was formed on the 1st of October 1942, to recover, repair and maintain all of the Army’s equipment. From formation REME has served in the front line of every major theatre of operation. Since World War Two this has included Korea, Malaya, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, the First Gulf War, Angola, Zaire, Bosnia and Afghanistan.
As technology advances and equipment becomes more complex, the men and women of REME have to be up to the challenge. Whether it’s maintaining the Apache Attack Helicopter, repairing a Multiple Launch Rocket System or recovering a Challenger tank, REME ensures that the equipment of the British Army is ready for action.
The REME Museum displays the proud the history of REME, providing a unique insight into the men and women who serve in REME and the specialist equipment they use.


Maj (Retd) Rick Henderson, Museum Director
Served in REME for 35 years
Joined Sept 1977 – As an apprentice Vehicle Mechanic. Promoted through the ranks reaching WO1 (ASM). Commissioned in May 2000 and retired as a Major in Sept 2012. Appointed Museum Director in Sept 2012 with responsibility for the redesign of a new Museum due to relocation to Lyneham as part of the DTTC project.



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The general public are welcome to attend this event. 

This event has been organised by the IET Swindon Network.


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20 Jan 2020

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 01/20/2020 17:30 01/20/2020 20:00 Swindon20-01 Guided Tour of the REME Museum REME keeps the Army operational whenever and wherever it operates, a task described by Montgomery of El-Alamein as: “Keeping the punch in the Army’s fist” Chippenham SN15 4XX, UK


Swindon Local Network

Registration Information

Numbers are limited to 25 maximum.
No refreshments will be provided.

To be able attend this visit you will need to register. 

There is a small charge of £5 per person payable to the museum on arrival. This has been subsidised by the IET.


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REME Museum

Bldg 311 MOD Lyneham
SN15 4XX
United Kingdom


17:30 Briefing on the role of the REME
18:00 Tour Starts
20:00 Close