WHO ARE THE ROYAL ENGINEERS?
The Royal Engineers are combat soldiers with a technical edge and have a role in every area of the battlefield. At the front they support the rest of the Army, bridging rivers, using explosives to destroy bridges or clearing routes through minefields.
Behind the frontline they improve transport routes, construct camps, build runways and carry out bomb disposal. They also use their specialist skills to help rebuild after the conflict.
Sappers can be found in Scotland, Yorkshire, The Midlands, London, Devon, Surrey, Suffolk, Kent and Monmouth.