The Museum’s photographic collection, which forms part of the Museum Archives, comprises thousands of items of photographic material including prints, albums, slides and glass plate negatives. These materials provide an intriguing and wide-ranging record of REME activities down the years, from the formality of course photos to the evocative shots of life in the field taken by amateur Corps photographers.
The images made available on our website originate from the photograph albums in the collection, the bulk of which were donated, and a number of which were compiled by the museum in the 1960s-1970s. These albums were digitised as part of a joint project by http://www.maxcommunications.co.uk and the REME Museum. The photographs currently available represent only a small portion of the images from the albums. We will continue to add images to the site regularly.
We hope you enjoy browsing this website and its unique collection of photographs from the archives of the REME Museum.
Images on the site are organised by locations, dates, units, and themes. To browse the collection please use the menu at the top of the page to select one of these. Alternatively, use the search facility below.
If you wish to purchase a high-quality print then simply click on the relevant ‘add to cart’ button next to the size of the image you wish to buy and then go to the checkout page using the link at the top of the screen.
Please note the following:
All abbreviations have been written out in full. Where no original descriptions were provided with the photograph, descriptions have been supplied. In some cases original descriptions have been edited for ease of reference.
Where names have not been supplied for individuals, you may apply to the REME Museum archives at firstname.lastname@example.org, for a personal name check.
We have tried to ensure descriptions are as accurate as possible, and to not inadvertently cause offence. As this website is a work in progress, there may be unforseen errors, inconsistencies and inaccuracies. We would, therefore, value any relevant feedback which would help us improve the site. Please contact email@example.com if you have any feedback or comments.