Other Organisations originated from the REA


Royal Engineers Association

North Wales Branch


History of the Royal Engineers Association


Other Organisations that originated with the Royal Engineers


Ordnance Survey


Survey, began in 1747, was the first of the Royal Engineers 'specialist' activities. Between 1820's-1856 soldiers of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners assisted officers of the Corps of Royal Engineers in survey duties in the British Isles and elsewhere in the British Empire. Today's Ordnance Survey was developed from the early Royal Engineers survey activities.


Royal Navy Divers


Diving as one of the Corps 'specialist' activities was introduced in 1838 by Colonel (later General Sir) Charles Pasley (1780-1861). In the early days both Royal Engineers and Royal Sappers and Miners trained as deep water divers. Shallow water diving capabilities were developed in the 1950's. The Sappers taught the first Royal Navy divers.


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Latest News

Website Launched - The new North Wales REA Branch Website is now online. The website will provide you with all the latest News and event updates.


Meeting Details - The Branch meeting takes place on the 1st Monday of the month, at the Blind Veterans UK Llandudno, Queens Road, Llandudno LL30 1UT at 1900hrs for a 1930hrs start.


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Royal Engineers Association North Wales Branch Website now online - Branch Meetings First Monday of every Month at 19:30pm