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Shipwright is one of the unknown trades in the Army. They are a part of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and are based in Southampton. The Shipwrights maintain the RLC's fleet of marine vessels and are highly-skilled tradesmen with a range of different skills. On the basic Class III course they are expected to complete the following:

  • Welding - Oxy-Acetylene, Manual Metal Arc, Metal Inert Gas and Tungsten Inert Gas
  • Sheet metal work (SMW) and heat treatment
  • Composite material repair techniques
  • Carpentry
  • Soldering
  • Cutting and brazing

These are just some of the trade skills to make it as a REME Shipwright.