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.

HQ REA Privacy Notice

Life Membership

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 but there are age related concessions available. Contact the Membership Secretary for further information on membership fees.

Activating your membership is easy, either complete the online application process:

or download the Membership Application Form in PDF format:

Membership Application Form (.pdf),

Print out the pdf and fill in using black ink in clear alphanumeric characters and then post to:

Membership Secretary
Brompton Barracks
Chatham ME4 4UG

Please do not send any money yet.

Associate Membership

Applications for Associate Membership can only be initiated at Branch level by a Branch Official and must be approved by the regional Group Director. The Associate Membership Application Form is available in PDF or Word format in the REA Forms & Documents section.

Gift Aid

Did you know that you can now make contributions to the Association by the new Gift Aid Scheme? If you are a tax payer, for every £1 you contribute, the Association gets a further 25p under the Government’s new ruling. Download the Gift Aid form, then print it out and send it to us.

Existing Members

You can update your details such as change of address, by submitting a new online line membership form.