Indeed. I believe RE were responsible for the first British submarines...?Thats right. He learned to fly from scratch. Unfortunatly he bought it when his tow rope broke and he crash landed on a night flight and hit a telegraph post, later died in Tidworth hospital.
Another case of the Royal Engineers leading the way. And Para Reg have the cheek to call us hats.
The Royal Engineers also invented the RAF via the RFC. Probably to their eternal shame they are responsible for the Royal Signals in 1920. No doubt the Royal Navy originally learn't watermanship from the Sappers.