The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

Corps History CD-ROM Volumes I-XI


The history of the Corps is currently contained in eleven volumes, with Volume 12 covering the years 1980-2000 due to be published in 2012. Although the main significant dates are 1716 (the Ordnance Train separated into artillery and engineers), 1787, (Corps of Engineers given ‘Royal’ title) and 1856 (Royal Engineers amalgamate with the Royal Sappers and Miners), the volumes cover the whole history of military engineering commencing with the works of the King’s Engineers who came from France with King William I in 1066. The earlier volumes cover greater periods, but the later ones have settled down into twenty-year blocks. All are illustrated with drawings and maps, and latterly, photographs.

The Institution of Royal Engineers has painstakingly converted each volume of the Royal Engineers history archive into electronic documents, available for you to view and search on a new CD-ROM.

For more information, or to register for a copy of the CD-ROM, please email us: CD Registration
If you are a member of the Institution the CD-ROM is £10.00 plus postage and packing.  If you are not a member the purchase price is £25.00 plus postage and packing. 

We have also produced a DVD-ROM containing an electronic archive of the Royal Engineers Journal, from 1905 to 2005. For more information, or to register for a copy, please email us through the above link.