What is RAJA?

Raja, previously known as the REME Association Job Agency and now just ‘raja’, was established by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in 1993 to support those leaving the Corps in their search for new career opportunities and to assist industry in attracting the talent, commitment and experience of a REME service leaver. Raja… Read More


What is the British Army’s REME Artificer Selection & Training Process?

What are the Types of Artificer? Within the British Army’s Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), there are currently five types of artificer: Artificer Aircraft. Artificer Avionics. Artificer Electronics. Artificer Vehicles. Artificer Weapons. How Are Potential Artificers Identified? Potential artificers are initially identified through the Potential Artificer Assessment Board (PAAB). Although the PAAB does not… Read More

What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?

Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More

How Many Applications were received for LE Commission into REME?

Table 1 outlines the number of application for a Late Entry (LE) commission into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer (REME) between 2014 and 2017. Table 1: No. of REME LE commission applications Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 Applications (from REME personnel) 40 40 30 60 Applications (Other Cap Badges) – – – – Commissions… Read More

REME LE Officer Statistics, 2014-2017

Table 1 outlines the number of Late Entry (LE) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) officers for 2017. Table 1: No. of REME LE Officers for 2017 Rank Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Total Number 110 110 10 230 Table 2 outlines the percentage of serving LE REME officers eligible for conversion from an IRC (LE)… Read More

The Number of REME Corporal Promotions (2009 to 2015)

Table 1 highlights the number of promotions from Lance Corporal to Corporal with REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) between 2009 and 2015. Table 1: Number of promotions to Corporal between 2009 and 2015 Year Number of Lance Corporals Presented to the Board Number of Lance Corporals Promoted to Corporal 2009/2010 314 290 2010/2011 341… Read More

British Army Vehicle Recovery Formula

B = (D x E) / R Where: B = Quantity of beer Recovery Mechanic can extract from driver of vehicle to be recovered. D = Depth of ditch in which vehicle is currently located. E = Degree of embarrassment felt by driver. R = Driver’s reluctance to resume activity on which engaged prior to… Read More