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Bulletin: 23rd September 2017 – Update on Branch Development Plan

Memorandum From:      Royal Engineers Association – Radio Branch Committee To:            The RE Command Support Community Subject: REA Radio Branch Development Plan Gentlemen, The radio branch committee has recently come together with the RE Command … Continue reading

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Sappers Network – Advertisement

From RERHQ Sappers Network Ltd is set up to deliver and run an online employment support service and network for Corps’ Service Leavers, Reserves and Veterans looking for work.  It compliments the support available from MOD and other career transition … Continue reading

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Bulletin: 17th July 2017 – South East Group REA Annual General Meeting

The Chairman, President and Secretary of the branch attended the SE District REA Group AGM on 15th July.  The group is under new management and the meeting was chaired by Lt Col Will Robinson RE, CO of 1 RSME Regt … Continue reading

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Bulletin: 16th July 2017

2017 Annual Command Support Symposium Dinner     This year, at the invitation of Capt Jon Woolley RE, I was honoured to be invited to the command support branch annual symposium dinner on 15th June, to represent the REA Radio … Continue reading

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Bulletin: 19th April 2017 Branch 2016 AGM and Visit to RE Command Support Branch

Most of us know it as the wing.  Some of us know it as work and others as school but to all combat signallers or CIS Operators in the Royal Engineers it is more or less home.  According to the … Continue reading

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Bulletin: 2nd February 2017

HQ REA Membership Scoping Study HQ REA has long been concerned about the challenges of maintaining a growing active membership in changing times and of how to reach out to a different and far more diverse membership. To address these … Continue reading

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Bullletin: 17th December 2016

On Net Seasons Greetings! Radio Conditions on the 80m band today were remarkable in as much as they started out poor to fair and came up towards sunrise to strength 9.  The net was good enough for communication.  Given the … Continue reading

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Operation Musketeer 1956 – Suez and El Gamil 60th Anniversary Special Event Station

In November, Jack Braithwaite, G3PWK celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the parachute landing at El Gamil in Egypt during the suez crisis, by opening up Two Special Event Stations,  GB6EG (El Gamil) and GB6OM (Operation Musketeer).   Jack said: “I … Continue reading

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Bulletin: 2nd November 2016

Proposed Changes to C3S Trade According to Lt Col Stu Brown SO1 RESTORe writing in the Sapper, along with a raft of changes proposed or in progress across a wide variety of trades, the C3S trade is due change. The … Continue reading

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Army Signals in World War One and the role of the Royal Engineers

Introduction This bulletin is inspired by a series of articles reproduced by the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society and Published in their journal – Mercury, numbers 172 to 174 in 2016, the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. These … Continue reading

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