A Chieftain Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) is pictured carrying a fascine at the Firepower Demonstration, the Land Warfare Centre Warminster, Salisbury Plain.

A Chieftain Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) is pictured carrying a fascine at the Firepower Demonstration, the Land Warfare Centre Warminster, Salisbury Plain.

WWI, March 1917; Troops of the Royal Engineers replacing a blown up bridge on the Somme River, Peronne. ©IWM (Q 5018)

WWI, March 1917; Troops of the Royal Engineers replacing a blown up bridge on the Somme River, Peronne. ©IWM (Q 5018)

Battle of the Somme. An officer of 183 Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers, looks warily over the top. His men had dug and detonated the large mine blown at Kasino Point, near Carnoy. Private collection of Richard van Emden who wrote the book: The Somme, The Epic Battle in the Soldiers' Own Words and Photographs.

Battle of the Somme. An officer of 183 Tunneling Company, Royal Engineers, looks warily over the top. His men had dug and detonated the large mine blown at Kasino Point, near Carnoy. Private collection of Richard van Emden who wrote the book: The Somme, The Epic Battle in the Soldiers' Own Words and Photographs.

WWI, March 1917, near Pys; Troops of the Royal Engineers carrying reels of telephone wire going along a duckboard track. Detail. ©IWM Q 5003

WWI, March 1917, near Pys; Troops of the Royal Engineers carrying reels of telephone wire going along a duckboard track. Detail. ©IWM Q 5003

WWI, March 1917, Peronne; A sentry of the Royal Engineers outside a German sentry-box. German notice on corner of the building says "Forbidden to lorries". ©IWM  (Q 5023)

WWI, March 1917, Peronne; A sentry of the Royal Engineers outside a German sentry-box. German notice on corner of the building says "Forbidden to lorries". ©IWM (Q 5023)

Royal Engineer pontoons drawn up on the dockside

Royal Engineer pontoons drawn up on the dockside

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