THE Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers celebrated the REME Corp’s 75th Anniversary on Sunday (October 1) at the REME Museum in MoD, Lyneham with fun activities and a huge birthday cake.

About 500 visitors turned up to take part in a number of exciting activities and family events to mark the special occasion.

The event was also accompanied by music, museum displays and special guests including World War 2 re-enactors, Blitz Buddies and the British Legion Bikers.

A REME themed birthday cake was decorated with photos of soldiers at work and featured the REME birth certificate. The original birth certificate was created by a REME Craftsman shortly after the Corps was founded on October 1, 1942 during World War 2.

The anniversary was marked by a cake-cutting performed by one of the oldest and one of the newest members of the Corps – founding member George Pratt, 99, and youngest serving Craftsman Cunningham, 17.

Museum Director Major Rick Henderson said: “The REME Museum proudly celebrated 75 years of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers’ vital role in the British Army on the 1st October. The star of the show was George Pratt, a 99 year old veteran and founder member, who cut the giant birthday cake and charmed the ladies. A big thank you to all those people who assisted and visited, helping make the day a very special one.”

The REME Museum tells the story of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, preserving its history through to the present day, and giving voices to REME men and women of the past and present.

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