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The story of the Corps of Royal Engineers covers over nine hundred crowded years and cannot be rivalled by any other Arm or Service. The Corps can claim direct descent from the military engineers brought to England by William the Conqueror and an unbroken record of service to the Crown since then.
The Corps has no battle honours, its motto 'ubique', awarded by King William IV in 1832, signifying that it has taken part in every battle fought by the British Army in all parts of the world.
As well as gallantry in war, their skills are in even greater demand in peace, where Sappers have built the infrastructure of civilization, wherever British interest have led.

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