Application for Membership
If you wish to join the REA please first read the REA HQ Privacy Notice that explains how we use your information and how we ensure it does not go beyond the specified purpose.
Anyone who served in the Corps of Royal Engineers, Regular or Reserve, is eligible to join the REA. Those that contributed to the Days Pay Scheme (DPS) can take up Life Membership free of charge.
Those that did not subscribe to the DPS will be required to pay a membership fee. The cost of Life Membership is £36 although there are age related concessions available. Contact the Membership Secretary for further information on membership fees. Do not send any money until you are requested to do so.
We have three other categories of membership that you can apply for using the same link below:
All Arms Membership – Veterans and serving of any arm or service (including Cadet Force Instructors) are eligible for this type of membership. All Arms members are approved by a branch vote.
Family & Friend’s Membership. Open to parents, children (over 18), partners, siblings and friends of former and serving Sappers (Regular and Reserve). Family and Friend members are approved by a branch vote.
Widow & Widowers Membership. Widows and widowers of any former Royal Engineer or veteran (regular or reserve) are eligible for this type of membership. Widow & Widowers members are approved by a branch vote.
Activating your membership is easy using the online application process:
You can update your details such as change of address by logging into your account.
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