Service Records & Research
Unfortunately HQ REA does not hold service records for former servicemen; we only hold the contact details of our members. The Veterans UK website offers the opportunity to apply for the service records of former servicemen. Follow this link
to find out more.If you want to delve deeper into a persons service history you might consider using a UK researcher who has access to service records at Kew and the Royal Engineers archives in Chatham; these may include Unit Diaries.
We can thoroughly recommend Poppyresearch which has proved extremely popular with many of those seeking information about their relatives. Claire at Poppy Research is an RE Museum accredited researcher and may be able to provide you with some advice. You should take the opportunity of visiting her website www.poppyresearch.co.uk
to find out more about the service she offers and to see what her customers have to say; this service has nothing to do with the Royal British Legion.
The REA Facebook page offers the opportunity for those seeking historic information about the Corps to request the publication of a notice on the page. Notices can also be published for those wishing to make contact with old service mates. Those wishing to take advantage of this facility should submit a form of words by email to the REA Controller