Service Not Self

The Royal Engineers Association (REA) is the Regimental Association of the Royal Engineers.

As with all our members, we at HQ REA share a common goal, ‘service not self’. We are committed to providing our membership with a top quality service, be it with benevolence matters, membership or Branch issues, keeping you up to date with REA issues or just having a chat.


****URGENT UPDATE***** REA Gibraltar May 2022 - see full details on News and Events page.

Latest news: 2nd Edition of Follow the Sapper now available from the Sapper Shop see news for full details

REA HQ email addresses have changed with effect from 17th May 2021 - see News & Events page for more details. Please also note that the office contact number for all REA HQ staff is 01634 847005.

Branch Continuity Plan - Let's make sure we support all our members during the current coronavirus outbreak; put a branch plan together to ensure we all stay in contact and support the most vulnerable in the Sapper family. Visit the Group and Branch Meetings section on the Resources and Documents page to download a continuity plan template.

Need Help to alleviate the suffering caused by PTSD and associated mental issues, call Sapper Support  on 08000407873

  • Groups & Branches

    There are over one hundred REA Branches at home and abroad. Branches are established in towns, districts or units of the Corps. There are also a growing number of National Branches which relate to various activities within the Corps. Social life is as full as you make it - take advantage of it...
  • Documents & Resources

    Download all REA HQ Correspondence and archived Committee Minutes.
  • Sappers Network

    Sappers Network is designed to help you find jobs. Some of your colleagues thought of it, and it has the potential to benefit all of you. And it helps retention and recruiting too. Sappers Network is run commercially by ex-Sapper professionals. Profit is not the main objective – you are – but any profit will be ploughed back into Corps funds to support benevolence, sport etc.Sappers Network is the right thing to do – please use it.
  • Old Comrades

    Do you want to make contact with an old army mate with whom you served?

    Is anyone trying to contact you?
  • News & Events

    Keep up to date with REA and Corps news and events.
  • Benevolence

    Benevolence is the main effort of the REA. Each year the Association considers hundreds of requests for assistance and makes annual grants to the ABF 'The Soldiers Charity' and to SSAFA.