Wokingham and REME

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Collection containing artifacts from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers on show in the Town Hall or from our long association with the Corps.

REME were awarded the status of Freemen of the Town in 1978. Many military units, generally from the same area of the Town or City conferring the honour, have been awarded Freemen of the Town in recognition of their dedicated service. Thereby often giving the right specifically to parade through the town "with drums beating and flags flying".

REME have paraded through Wokingham on numerous occasions the most recent being in 2015 before their move to Lyneham, Wiltshire.

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Arte et Marte
A three panel piece depicting in greater depth the REME motto "Arte et Marte" By Skill and By Fighting.

Copy of Freedom of Wokingham certificate
A copy of the original certificate (retained by REME) conferring freedom of the Town. Framed in a decorative acorn surround. It reads: Know all men by these presents that we the Mayor Councillors and Townspeople of the Town of Wokingham in…

Display piece on REME Freedom of the Town
This framed document was part or is a copy of a part of the display about Wokingham at the REME museum in Arborfield. Displayed alongside the original framed certificate it talks about the event conferring Honorary Freeman of the Town to the Corps…