Unbroken service to the Crown since 1066.... the Corps of Royal Engineers trace their origins back to the military engineers brought to England by William the Conqueror, specifically Bishop Gundulf of Rochester Cathedral. The origins of the modern Corps lie in the Board of Ordnance established in the 15th century.
Sapper: The name is derived from the French word sappe (“spadework,” or “trench”) and became connected with military engineering during the 17th century, when attackers dug covered trenches to approach the walls of a besieged fort.
Sapper is the lowest rank in the Corps of Royal Engineers but the term is also the highest honour amongst those who have served in the Corps. A Combat Engineer who rises to the highest ranks in the Corps will always be honoured to be referred to as a 'SAPPER'
The honour 'Ubique' (meaning; Everywhere) was granted to the Corps in 1832, signifying that the Corps has seen action in all the major conflicts of the British Army and almost all of the minor conflicts.
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