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Visit to Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham

92 and 108 Detachments visit the Regimental Museum

Visit to Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham

19 February 2022

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Saturday 19th February saw 92 and 108 Cadet Detachments visit the museum of their cap badges: The Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham.

Following a successful visit almost 2 years ago to the day 108 joined 92 in cap badge solidarity and with a number of adult volunteers to see what the museum had to offer. The group was met by Cpl Steve Ryder who gave a fascinating introduction life in the regiment and pathways to different careers. We were then greeted by Amber from the museum who led a bridge building competition which was won by cadets from 92 detachment whose bridge held an incredible 9.5 kg, nearly 20 lbs!

The cadets were then free to explore the extensive museum where highlights include the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside Berlin, exhibitions of all of the conflicts the British Army have been involved in and all of which have involved the Royal Engineers, culminating with a new exhibition where a V1 rocket could be seen close up!

A quiz had been organised by SSI Simon Strange and Sue Strange which enabled the cadets to get the most out of the museum and to be able to explore it to the full. Many thanks to SSI Nicky Adams who helped drive one of the minibuses and to 2Lt Alastair Maclennan who joined with cadets from 108 in the first of what promises to be many fruitful collaborations between the two cadet units!