The Institution of Royal Engineers (InstRE)

The Royal Engineers Historical Society


The Royal Engineers Historical Society (REHS) seeks to revive and sustain an interest in the history and heritage of the Royal Engineers both amongst the family of the Corps and wider afield, providing a lively forum for discussion and debate on Military Engineering and related issues from the tactical to the strategic. It is also designed to attract and engage external public and academic engagement, including the generation of articles for publication in the RE Journal, and exposing the Corps’ past story and current development to a wider audience. It therefore serves a number of roles, including the fostering of professional development and in attracting some useful reputational benefit. In so doing, the REHS supports the overarching remit of the Institution:
"to promote and advance the science of military engineering and to promote the military efficiency of the Corps of Royal Engineers”
REHS Minutes of AGM 2018
REHS Committee Meeting Feb 2019
REHS Constitution
Forthcoming Events:

Study Day 25 June 2019 - Counter-Mobility, Survivability and Sustainability - Claro Barracks, Ripon.
To book in click here.
The date of this event was originally published as 27 June 19. 
Click here for further info on this event.


Battlefield Study 23 -27 Sep 2019 - This year’s Battlefield Study will see REHS members go to mainland Europe to look at how the Allies crossed the Rhine and advanced to Hamburg in 1945.  
The approximate cost is £320 per person (£230 single supplement). 
For further detail and how to obtain a place please click on this link.

POC SSgt Philip Brazier on 07884 463078 or Email:


AGM & Normandy 75 –  18 October 2019 - Brompton Barracks, Chatham.  In acknowledgement of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Normandy the Society will explore the lesser known challenges of the Battle post D-Day. The day will include examination of Hobart’s 79th Division and the sustainment of the Land Forces focusing on PLUTO and Mulberry Harbours. 

Details and registration for this event will be published no later 30 Jun 19.


Battlefield Study Assistance.  With Spring upon us and summer just around the corner the thought of spending time in sun whilst conducting a battlefield study becomes that much more appealing.  Remember that your Society can help you scratch that Battlefield Study itch. 
Do not hesitate to contact to get help or advice.


Contacting the REHS. If you have any ideas, questions, enquiries or queries then please contact the REHS through the Secretary ( or visit the Institution of Royal Engineers website -  https://www.instreorg/pages/re-historical-society.php


If you would like to join the REHS please print and complete the documents below.

Membership form
Direct Debit form
Gift Aid form

Paperwork should be returned to the following address as hardcopy:

REHS c/o
Institution of Royal Engineers
Ravelin Building
Brompton Barracks

 Royal Engineers Historical Society  RE_Hist_Society