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Royal Engineers Corps & The Royal Sappers and Miners Corps

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Known as ( nickname)................................................... " The Sappers "
Facings............................................................................ ROYAL BLUE
Braided Lace.................................................................. Gold
Motto ................................................................................'UBIQUE', which means 'everywhere'
Service in Australia ....................................................... Tasmania, Sydney . Victoria, South Australia, Swan River.
Commanding Officer.......................................................New South Wales , . Lieut. Colonel Barney , . Lieut. Colonel Gordon , . Lieut. Colonel Victor , . Lieut. Colonel Hadley , . Lieut. Colonel Hamilton , . Lieut. Colonel Broughton
Tasmania , . Lieut. Colonel Chesney , . Captain Twiss , . Captain Warren

crest and tie

 
Representation of the Royal Engineers Sappers & Minners Corp's Uniform
Surnames of the Royal Engineers Corps & Royal Corps of Sappers and Miners Soldiers who stayed
Ships some sappers and Miners Arrived on
This Regiment began its military term in 1757, known only as the Engineer's Regiment . Given a Royal title in 1787, .The Corps of Royal Engineers (RE) has always existed as a separate unit.  It consisted only of officers.  The Royal Military Artificers (RMA) were a separate unit formed to provide the Rank and file needed by the Engineer Officers.  The RMA became the Royal Sappers and Miners in 1812. At this time there were two Corps carrying out the same duties but as rivals. They merged in 1856 to become the Corps of Royal Engineers
 
References
Family Members,  Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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