REME - alternative names

#1
Hello mates,

I was wondering if you can help me? I run a business selling embroidered badges, mugs and stickers and the like and I am designing a new car sticker for REME and need to know what you would call yourselves.

For example as an ex RHA man, I am a Gunner and I know that RE is Sapper, so is there a name that you would use that is non derogatory and not crude as these are on display to the general public!!

The message I am looking to use is "Proud to Have Served as a ............"

Thanks
Gunnerharding

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OldSnowy

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#2
I would instantly say "Spanner", but probably not....

Recy Mechs are Recy Mechs, VMs are VMs, etc, but I've never heard of a general one that covers all Trades - apart from "you scruffy bastard" or similar from various CSMs/RSMs etc.
 
#3
Crafty? Gentleman of the craft? Black-handed, beer swilling legend.
 

TheresaMay

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DirtyBAT
#4
Proud to have been a...

"Tiffy"
"Artisan"
"Crafty"
"Gun Fitter"
"Air Tech" (or Greenie or Blackie)
"VM"
"Steam REME"

etc.

Someone once said (in basic training) we are the Top 10% of the British Army. Although having met some doughnuts over the years, I can't help thinking that figure was plucked out of the air a little.

But if it's mugs / embroided emblems etc that you're after - one the 1*s use as a kind of Corps motto is "Keeping the punch in the Army's fist".
 
#5
"Proud to have been a functioning alcoholic" should cover it for most of us
 
#9
Everyone in RRF LAD in the late 90's was known as Ken by all members of the RRF. **** knows where that came from.
 

FORMER_FYRDMAN

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#15
...member of the anti-tank platoon" according to one embittered RTR NCO in 1986.
 
#19
Just read the spec: non-derogatory. Really Excellent Military Engineer. That better?
 

ancienturion

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#20
"Bodger"? One of the kinder derogatory names.
 
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