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Infantry officer's sword, pattern 1897; blade inscribed with maker's name and George V cypher; leather covered scabbard with frog button. Edged Weapons 1981-09-50
Band sword, 1850-1900 (c), similar to 1831 mameluke type; blade marked with maker's name, Firmin and Sons, London, Victoria cypher, regimental name and motto; ivory grip; brass scabbard. Edged Weapons 1980-12-60
Officer's sword, pattern 1857; Royal Engineers; blade inscribed with regimental name and VR cypher; scabbard. Edged Weapons 1980-02-44
Indian Army Mameluke Hilted sword, Royal Indian Engineers, 1900 (c); blade inscribed with maker's name, C F Johns and Pegg, London, serial number and regimental name; crossguard inscribed with regimental name in cartouche; sword knot; nickle plated scabbard with brass fittings. Edged Weapons 1978-12-29
Webley .455 in Mk VI breechloading service revolver, with holster, strap and lanyard, 1918, which do not really match the revolver but are marked to the same owner H V Cornick, Royal Engineers. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Firearms 1991-08-94
Webley .455 in Mk VI breechloading service revolver, with holster, strap and lanyard, 1918, which do not really match the revolver but are marked to the same owner H V Cornick, Royal Engineers. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Equipment, general 1991-08-94
Webley .455 in Mk VI breechloading service revolver, 1918; with holster and lanyard; used by 2/Lt J Smith, Royal Engineers. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Firearms 1991-08-95
Webley .455 in Mk VI breechloading service revolver, 1918; with holster and lanyard; used by 2/Lt J Smith, Royal Engineers. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Equipment, general 1991-08-95
Enfield Mk II .476 in centre-fire service revolver, 1881 pattern; Royal Engineers (?), made in 1881 (c). Firearms 1991-09-43
Model Bailey bridge Kit No 6, for Bridging Schools, 1942 (c). Models 1995-02-134
Lighter and match case, 1914-1919; associated with Mr Hawes and the Royal Engineers; made by Ferry and Company, London; associated with World War One (1914-1918). Equipment, general 1995-03-109
Sword, 1930 (c); Corps of Royal Engineer's; two scabbards; used by Brig H L Woodhouse. Edged Weapons 1989-08-119
A soldier in uniform, a head of an old lady and part of a head of a woman, 1917 (c). Pencil sketch on squared paper by 2/Lt Richard Tennant Cooper (1885-1957), Royal Engineers; verso, a head of a fireman. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Drawings and Watercolours 1999-04-221
A man in uniform, wearing a peaked forage cap, 1917 (c). Pencil sketch by 2/Lt Richard Tennant Cooper (1885-1957), Royal Engineers; foreshortened as viewed from beneath. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Drawings and Watercolours 1999-04-222
Collection of relics associated with the British Army 1914-1960 (c); pane of stained glass window from Ypres Cathedral, collected by Lt Col J M Rogers Tillstone, 1914; two pulley wheels, 1914 (c); fragment of wood from a Handley Page Aeroplane, 1918; 50 papers badges from various regiments, 1920-60 (c); two woollen dolls, one made by a soldier of the Seaforth Highlanders, 1918 (c); steel mess tin handle, 1916 (c); two boot hooks, 1945 (c); three charitable flag-day token flags, 1918 (c); copper charitable flag-day badge, 1918; aluminium washer, 1918; copper halfpenny coin, 1918 (c); white metal model tank, 1919 (c). Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918). Equipment, general 1963-07-36
Leopard skin mat, 1874 (c); lined with black oil cloth; in its natural shape with hide missing on all of the legs and tail; head is sewn flat in panels; owned by Lt C M Watson, Royal Engineers and was presented to him by Maj Gen C G Gordon, who acquired it from the King of Abyssinia, 1874. Equipment, general 1963-10-283
Writing box, 1876 (c); wooden, painted black with openings either side and a central compartment dividing panel; when the side panels are removed they reveal six compartments on each side; the top bears three labels, each inscribed with the owner's name, Lt Col William Raffles Tucker, Royal Engineers. Equipment, general 1964-07-48
Fragment of rock, 1855 (c); irregular piece of triangular crystalline rock; the remains of a label are stuck to one side and describe the rock as a fragment of the docks at Sevastopol which were blown up by the Royal Engineers, also associated with the 88th Regiment (Connaught Rangers). Equipment, general 1965-01-164
Swagger cane, 1903, Gen Aylmer Hunter-Weston, Royal Engineers; made by Swaine and Adenay and hallmarked 1900; natural cane with a silver head and white metal ferrule; head is lozenge shape, with a hole in the centre and spiral design on the socket; engraved on the lozenge, 'FROM GRANNIE, DEC 1903' and 'A. HUNTER-WESTON'. Equipment, general 1965-03-35
Field telegraph wire, Crimean War (1854-1856), 1855 (c). Copper wire, gutta-percha insulation. Equipment, general 1965-10-202
Adams percussion revolver, .476 in 1858, C E Webber, Royal Engineers. Firearms 1993-02-351
Mk II 9 pounder Hales rocket; recovered from Shoeburyness, Kent Sands, by Royal Engineers, 1974. Ammunition 1974-12-92
29 picture postcards, mostly portraits and groups, of British soldiers, 1913-1916. Photographs 1996-11-25
Two identity discs and a crucifix attached with string, 1939-1945; belonged to WO2 William Tizzard, Royal Artillery and Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Equipment, general 1999-06-87
M14 105 mm Pack Howitzer cartridge case, Borneo 1962-1967. Ammunition 1996-08-238
Combat smock worn by WO2 J Croll in Bosnia, 1998, Corps of Royal Engineers. Uniforms 1999-06-112
Uniform worn by Colonel F E 'Rex' Calendar, 1944 (c), Corps of Royal Engineers: service dress tunic; khaki drill breeches; service dress peaked forage cap; Sam Browne waistbelt; pair of butcher boots; associated with World War Two (1939-1945). Uniforms 1999-06-126
Uniform worn by Colonel F E 'Rex' Calendar, 1944 (c), Corps of Royal Engineers: service dress tunic; khaki drill breeches; service dress peaked forage cap; Sam Browne waistbelt; pair of butcher boots; associated with World War Two (1939-1945). Equipment, uniform 1999-06-126
Collection of equipment owned by Lt Col A C Swetenham, Royal Engineers, 1930-1940: tin hat box; folding camp bed; groundsheet; inflatable mattress; tin uniform box. Equipment, general 1976-10-8
Collection of equipment owned by Lt Col A C Swetenham, Royal Engineers, 1930-1940: tin hat box; folding camp bed; groundsheet; inflatable mattress; tin uniform box. Furniture 1976-10-8
Set of drawing instruments in wooden case, 1930 (c); field glasses in case, 1930 (c); wooden trunk, zinc lined, 1930 (c); owned by Lt Col C A Swetenham, Royal Engineers, 1925-1940 (c). Scientific Instruments 1977-01-24
Set of drawing instruments in wooden case, 1930 (c); field glasses in case, 1930 (c); wooden trunk, zinc lined, 1930 (c); owned by Lt Col C A Swetenham, Royal Engineers, 1925-1940 (c). Equipment, general 1977-01-24
Two tablespoons; both made of white metal with a fiddle backed, fishtail handle; one used at the Royal Military College, 1910 (c) and one used by the Royal Engineers, 1920; with stamped markings. Equipment, general 1977-07-27
Two dhurries and a mosquito net used as tent furnishings in India by Lt A C Swetenham, Royal Engineers, 1935-1939 (c). Equipment, general 1977-08-21
Papers relating to Col G R Riddick, 3/6 Rajputana Rifles, 1936-1946 and REME, 1947-1956; with correspondence concerning his service with the REME, 1995. Archives 1996-12-15
Five photographs collected by Col G R Riddick as a boy soldier at the Military College of Science, Shrivenham 1932-1933, with the 3/6 Rajputana Rifles, 1940 (c)-1945 and with Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers, 1957. Photographs 1996-12-17
Two official photographs from the Middle East, 1942 (c): Royal Engineer with a mine detector; Indian troops training at Tactics School. Photographs 1999-07-14
Sterilisation outfit, 1950 (c); contained in a tinned steel box, with a hinged lid; inscribed, 'STERILISATION OUTFIT FOR USE WITH WATER BOTTLES KEEP DRY'; inside of lid bears instructions for use; containing two glass bottles with printed labels with inscriptions indicated the contents as tablets; owned by Lt Col Swetenham, Royal Engineers. Equipment, general 1978-02-2
Papers relating to Lieutenant Edward Leary, British South Africa Company's Police, Bechuanaland Border Police and South Africa Constabulary: 21 picture postcards sent to Leary when based at Rustenburg, Transvaal, 1903-1906; photograph of a map of Rustenburg; photograph, full length portrait, of Leary in uniform; photograph of the memorial to Leary at Rustenburg; photographic portrait of Pte Archibald Leary, Royal Engineers, 1918 (c). Photographs 1999-07-21
Papers relating to Cedric A Salvesen, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and Royal Engineers; including notification of appointment, a recommendation for a commercial post and certification for equipment. Archives 1997-02-17
Papers relating to the military career of Lt Col N W Tomlinson, Royal Engineers, 1956-1985. Archives 1997-03-42
Photographs collected by Lt Col N W Tomlinson, Royal Engineers; covering his time at Royal Military College Sandhurst, 1957-1958 and Royal Military College Shrivenham, 1960-1962. Photographs 1997-03-43
Khaki mosquito net, 1943; owned by Maj C A Swetenham, Royal Engineers. Equipment, general 1979-06-26
Photocopy of a diary kept by 37259 Sapper William Marsh Butler, 88th Company (?) Royal Engineers, Mesopotamia, September 1916 to January 1918; Butler was later granted a temporary commission in the Indian Army. Archives 1995-02-129
Regimental history: 'The legend of army emergency reserve, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers', 1951-1967 by Mr V Sharp. Archives 1997-05-11
Safety razor, 1916 (c); made of steel, in the form of a handle which screws on to two blade housings, made by Gillette, USA; contained in a metal case, covered in brown drill; inside the lid is a mirror held by four loops and a chrome case containing two modern, Wilkinson Sword, razor blades; owned by Pioneer Colin Reid 93560, 219th Field Coy, Royal Engineers and used during World War One. Equipment, general 1979-11-20
207 papers of Lieutenant C O B Blewitt, Rifle Brigade, 1889-1901, and members of his family; Blewitt was killed in action in South Africa 17 Sept 1901. Archives 1995-03-75
Copy of a service notebook kept by Sgt L G Burd of the Royal Engineers whilst aboard the army transport ship 'Somali' returning from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom, 1913; details relating to the ship routine and orders. Archives 1997-06-36
Papers of Sapper (later Maj) F Grundy, Corps of Royal Engineers, Boer War, 1899-1902. Archives 1995-04-109
Colour transparencies from an Army briefing pack. Subjects include British Army equipment, vehicles and activities. Photographs 1997-06-127
Eighty three maps collected by Capt Alan J Hopkinson, Army Educational Corps. Maps 1997-07-15
Photocopies of death certificates and Army death notifications relating to men of the Cheshire Regiment, or their families, 1915-1921. Archives 1995-06-37
Notebooks, lecture precis and soldier's release book of WO2 Tizzard (1920-1988), Royal Artillery and later REME. Archives 1997-08-41
Two cloth maps: South Burma, Malaya and Northern Sumatra; Ordnance Survey map of Watford and High Wycombe, 1912. Maps 1997-08-42
Papers collected (in the main) by Captain J E C Hartopp, Royal Engineers, 1940-1945. Archives 1999-08-4
Papers collected (in the main) by Captain J E C Hartopp, Royal Engineers, 1940-1945. Maps 1999-08-4
The Battalion Lineman; Suzette; Stand To. Three manuscript essays on aspects of the Western Front, 1914-1918, the first and last by Pte W Murphy. Archives 1995-11-295
13 July 1974 Ferret Scout Car R.R.W. L.A.D. Palace Barracks Holywood. Belfast, 1974. Ink and crayon drawing by Ralph Lillford, dated 13 Jul 1974; from a collection of drawings and sketches made during visits to Belfast and Londonderry in 1972 and 1974 to record the British Army serving in Ulster. Drawings and Watercolours 1999-08-32
Souvenir programme for the opening ceremony of the new company headquarters for London Electrical Engineers Anti-Aircraft Company, Royal Engineers (TA), Southfields, 18 Jan 1939. Archives 1995-11-326
Collection of 18 leaflets produced for Army recruiting purposes, various regiments, 1975-1995. Archives 1995-12-146
5 archive items collected by Lt H C Scott, 12th Middlesex Regiment, including aircraft fabric, autographed by Flight Commander C Grahame-White, Royal Naval Air Service, 11 Jul 1915; 1 of Associated with World War One, Western Front and Air Operations (1914-1918). Archives 1997-10-71
Printed album of 305 photographs, illustrated narrative of operations of 33 Indian Corps from Manipur to Mandalay, 1944-1945. Photographs 1997-10-135
Typescript transcript of the diary of Lt G H Mawson, (MC), Royal Engineers (Signals), World War One, France, Mesopotamia and India, 1914-1918; transcribed and annotated by his grandson, M H Mawson, 1996. Archives 1996-02-234
Soldier's Service and Pay Book of Lt Norman Harrison Woolley, Corps of Royal Engineers, World War Two 1939-1945. Archives 1996-02-250
Papers relating to Sergeant Louis Jones and his family, 1886-1942; associated with the Boer War, World War One, Western Front and World War Two, Middle East. Archives 1996-02-257
Papers relating to Sergeant Louis Jones and his family, 1886-1942; associated with the Boer War, World War One, Western Front and World War Two, Middle East. Maps 1996-02-257
Register of awards to ATS and WRAC personnel, 1940 (c)-1992. Archives 1997-10-156
Typescript history of 217 Mobile Civilian Artisan Group, Corps of Royal Engineers, 1945-1995. Archives 1996-04-36
Certificate forwarded with the medals of L Cpl Stanley George Wathen, 41st Fortress Company, Corps of Royal Engineers, who was taken prisoner at Singapore during World War Two and died in captivity and buried in Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, 1943. Archives 1996-04-180
25 diaries kept by General Sir Walter King Venning as an officer with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 1902-1903, 1905-1906 and 1912-1918; as a staff officer 1924-1925, 1927 and 1931; as Director General of the British Supply Mission, Washington 1943-1946; and in retirement 1947-1953. Archives 1996-05-11
Photocopies of 7 completed questionnaires returned to Martin Middlebrook for the compilations of his 1978 book 'The Kaiser's Battle'; the respondents explain what happened to them on 20 and 21 March 1918. Archives 1997-12-29
Papers collected by Sgt T Streeter, Royal Engineers and 4th battalion Devonshire Regiment (TA). Archives 1997-12-30
Photographs of Sergeant T Streeting, Royal Engineers and 4th battalion Devonshire Regiment (TA). Photographs 1997-12-31
Papers relating to Lt Col N W A Tomlinson, Corps of Royal Engineers, 1956-1958. Archives 1996-06-148
Microfilm copies of records relating to gallantry awards, mostly indexed, 1864-1940. Archives 1996-07-23
Information leaflets for recruitment into the Territorial Army, 1996. Archives 1996-07-71
Report on Steam Road Transport in South Africa. Printed history by Major G P Schofield, Corps of Royal Engineers, published by HMSO, London, 1903. Archives 1996-09-28
Three bound printed volumes and one file of printed correspondence relating to military railways in South Africa, 1901-1904; associated with the Boer War 1899-1902. Archives 1996-09-29
Reports on Survey and Mapping Sections in South Africa. Photocopy of report by Brevet Lt Col H M Jacks and Captain P H Du P Casgrain, Corps of Royal Artillery, 1903 (c). Archives 1996-09-46
Collection of recruiting pamphlets, various regiments, 1990-1996. Archives 1996-09-79
Papers associated with Cpl Albert Arthur Colville, Royal Engineers, 1877- 1955 (c), 1916-1920. Associated with World War One (1914-1918). Archives 1999-09-30
Rookhee chair and case, 1941; standard armchair with four legs and a canvas seat and back; canvas case; owned by Lt G A Connor, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Furniture 1983-01-134
Item owned by L/Cpl W Potter, Royal Engineers, 1918 (c): identity tags; pencil. Equipment, general 1983-03-74
Four maps produced by Field Survey Bn Royal Engineers, 1918: 1: 40,000 map No. 9799 of Roubaix, France, 16 and 19 Oct 1918; 1: 40,000 map No. 9800 of Bailleul, France, 16 and 19 Oct 1918; 1: 40,000 map No. 9816 of Renaix, Belgium, 16 and 19 Oct 1918; 1: 100,000 map, 23 Oct 1918, No. 9839 of the area around Ath, Belgium; collected by Sergeant Herbert Johnson, 20th Middlesex Regiment. Maps 1999-09-50
Tube of jam ration, 1960 (c); carried by L/Cpl K Hopkins, Royal Engineers. Equipment, general 1984-09-58
Copy of text of an address to the Derby Society of Engineers, given by Major L H K Dunster, Corps of Royal Engineers, describing his service with the corps 1939-1946; with photocopy of an article from the 'Royal Engineers Journal', Jun 1987, based on the text of Dunster's address. Archives 1994-01-34
The Defence of Rorke's Drift, 1879. Colour photolithograph postcard reproducing a detail from the oil painting by Lady Butler, No 6 from a series of six of the 'Military Paintings of Lady Elizabeth Butler', set No 7, published by The Pompadour Gallery, 1987 (c); men of the 24th Regiment of Foot defending against Zulu attack, with Lts Chard and Bromhead in the centre, and soldiers under cover of sandbags to the left. Prints 1999-09-66
List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and Corps of Royal Engineers, Jul 1797; with modern copy of the book; the list was found under the boards of an old house in Tynemouth. Archives 1994-02-164
Projectors to Petards. A Sapper's Tale 12 September 1940 to 10 May 1946. Typescript autobiographical memoir by Sgt L A Wells, Royal Engineers, 80 Assault Sqn. Archives 1994-02-174
Ten copy photographs of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers vehicle recovery and the Royal Artillery in Korea, 1950-1953. Photographs 1999-10-22
Papers relating to the Corps of Royal Engineers element of 3rd Armoured Division, 1986-1992, including the Gulf War. [RESTRICTED: CLOSED UNTIL 2022] Maps 1993-01-138
Papers relating to the Corps of Royal Engineers element of 3rd Armoured Division, 1986-1992, including the Gulf War. [RESTRICTED: CLOSED UNTIL 2022] Archives 1993-01-138
Papers of Gen Sir John Cheape, Indian Army, 1810-1875; the collection consists chiefly of commissions and other official forms. Archives 1993-01-154
ENGINEERS .796. ROAD/ PHINIX, a Warsaw Pact pontoon bridge over river, near to which a British Bridge was being built, Bosnia, 1996. Wash over pencil drawing by J H L (Hugh) Beattie, 1996. Drawings and Watercolours 1999-10-56
REME SEGUEZ FACTORY 6/96. AFV vehicle park, Keyhole Camp, Sipovo, June 1996. Wash over pencil drawing by J H L (Hugh) Beattie, 1996; signed and dated lower left. Drawings and Watercolours 1999-10-58
Housewife, 1918 (c); made from a strip of black wool, traces of khaki show through at it is possibly made from a puttee; a pocket at one end and a ribbon which secures around the housewife at the other; flap pocket secures the needles; containing six sewing needles; associated with the Royal Engineers. Equipment, general 1987-01-72
Transcripts of extracts from letters written by Major (later Major-General) Thomas Fraser, Royal Engineers, during the Transvaal War, including an account of the Battle of Majuba, 2 Mar 1881 to 1 Sept 1882; the extracts were compiled by his wife. Archives 1994-04-77
Papers relating to 2/Lt R T Cooper, 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, 1914-16, 10th Cadet battalion and 16th battalion Hampshire Regiment 1916, Royal Engineers 1916-19. Archives 1993-02-374
Papers relating to the 4th Bn The Queen's Regiment and its successor units 1932-1959. Archives 1994-05-3
Manuscript memoir, ephemera and portrait photograph of Sgt-Maj W F Dalton, Royal Engineer and Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, 1874-1971. Archives 1994-05-14