Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army

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CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS, BRITISH ARMY

History: formed in 1717 from the old Board of Ordnance.

Coat of arms (crest) of the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army

Official blazon

The Royal Chyper within the Garter, the whole enclosed in a laurel wreath; above and resting upon the top of the Garter, a crown; below the Garter and resting upon the lower portion of the laurel wreath, a scroll inscribed "Royal Engineers". The Garter with motto, Royal Chyper, crown and scroll are in gilt and are raised above the laurel wreath, which is in silver plate.

Origin/meaning


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