28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment Workshop REME



1971 – 1992

Don Allen wrote:

The shield shown here of 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment Workshop REME was designed at the request of the Commanding Officer, as a project, by me in 1977. I was, then, Artificer Staff Sergeant Don Allen REME. It shows the M2 Amphibious Rig above the Pied Piper, separated by the REME colours, blue, yellow and red. To the left is the spearhead of 1st Corpse Troops and the right the Trident of 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment RE.

There had not been a unit shield for the workshop until then and later my design was used for a number of other army units including 6 Armoured Workshop REME in Munster.

Commanding Officer - 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment WkSp REME
September 1970 - July 1973MAJORPM MCGUINESS MBE
July 1973 - Sepember 1974
September 1974 - October 1976
November 1976 - May 1979MAJORROMACDONALD
May 1979 - May 1981MAJORPEBROAD
May 1981 - May 1983MAJORRGOWEN
May 1983 - March 1985
March 1985 - January 1987
January 1987 - December 1988MAJORAETOPP
December 1988 - December 1990
January 1991 - July 1992


1979 / 03 / 26 – 1979 / 04 / 07 – EXERCISE / OEFENING “RHINO EM”

© Henk Mulder March / April 1979 – 9800 men of the 1st (NL) Corps practiced under the name “RHINO EM” in Germany. Specially also in the district of Hameln-Pyrmont. And how could it be any different, the Amphibious Engineers of Hameln were also involved. They ferried the troops from Netherland save over the river …


© Soldier Magazin – Text by Mike Starke – Photos by Martin Adam A blast from the past…… Exercise Swordfish took part in 1972 around Hameln, Holzminden, Hannoversch Münden! Found the issue of Soldier Magazin in my archive. Leading unit was the 12th Mechanized Brigade! But read the great article of the Soldier Magazine about the …

1971 / 09 / 24 – 1971 / 10 / 02 – EXERCISE “FOREFRONT VI”

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Dewezet Forefront VI – a giant – exercise in October 1971! Planned were nearly 12,000 soldiers of the British, German and Danish army! Ultimately, it was then 20,000! Especially here in the district of Hamelin-Pyrmont raged the maneuver through the woods and fields! Also the newly, in Hameln founded 28 Amphibious Engineer Regiment, …

1972/10/06 – 1972/10/20 – EXERCISE “SWORDFISH” – Newspaper Cuts by HNA

© Hessisch Allgemeine Zeitung A few weeks ago, I got some very great photos by Bill Crone. You will find out here: Swordfish by Bill Crone.  Bill wasn’t sure about the name of the exercise, but now I’m sure it was the Exercise Swordfish in 1972. I found some newspaper cuts of the HNA with some photos. …

1984/06/23 – 1984/06/30 – 700 Jahre Rattenfänger – 28 Amphibious Engineer REME Wksp – Memories of Ian Draper

© Arnd Wöbbeking & Ian Draper In 1984 the town of hamelin celebrated the 700th anniversary gf the Pied Piper legend. Of course the city were supported by the British Troops. So also from 28 Amphibious Engineer REME Wksp .The Wksp organized in the town square an action with plenty of water! A soldier sat …

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