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Engineers Collection

"Engineers: Masters of Innovation and Bravery" From the Royal Logistic Corps to the United States Naval Construction Battalions

Background imageEngineers Collection: United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees

United States Naval Construction Battalions - Seabees We Build and Fight with all our might! Date: 1942

Background imageEngineers Collection: The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps. The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps: Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Background imageEngineers Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin X / 10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin X / 10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine Date: 1931

Background imageEngineers Collection: Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon

Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon
Engineers nearing completion on the first of 35 2, 700 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives built at the Swindon Works for the Western Region

Background imageEngineers Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageEngineers Collection: Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944

Churchill AVRE Tank in France; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a Churchill AVRE (Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers) tank moving up to the front, France, 1944. The Churchill AVRE tank was equipped with a Petard mortar

Background imageEngineers Collection: Royal Engineers - British Army Regiment on manoeuvres

Royal Engineers - British Army Regiment on manoeuvres - stopping for a rest during a route march Date: 1905

Background imageEngineers Collection: WW1 poster, Types of the British Army

WW1 poster, Types of the British Army, Dismounted Branches, showing the various uniforms. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageEngineers Collection: Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation

Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation
Joseph Whitworth, P IMechE, medal and invitation, 1857 Date: 1857

Background imageEngineers Collection: Mike Hawthorn in Vanwall, International Trophy Race at Silverstone 1955. Creator: Unknown

Mike Hawthorn in Vanwall, International Trophy Race at Silverstone 1955. Creator: Unknown
Mike Hawthorn in Vanwall, International Trophy Race at Silverstone 1955

Background imageEngineers Collection: General Gordon Statue, Chatham

General Gordon Statue, Chatham
Memorial to General Gordon at Chatham - Royal Engineers Barracks

Background imageEngineers Collection: Advert, A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Glasgow

Advert, A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Glasgow
Advert for A & J Main, Structural Engineers, Clydesdale Iron Works, Possilpark, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageEngineers Collection: Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley

Silhouettes from the Somme by H. L. Oakley
Various scenes on the Somme cut by famous silhouette artist, Captain H. L. Oakley showing the work to be done when pursuing the retreating Germans

Background imageEngineers Collection: Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194

Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945

Background imageEngineers Collection: Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison / IMechE

Background imageEngineers Collection: Installation of Vostok spacecraft

Installation of Vostok spacecraft
Vostok spacecraft installation. Workers installing a Vostok spacecraft. Vostok were Soviet spacecraft used as part of the Vostok programme, which flew six manned spaceflights between 1961 and 1963

Background imageEngineers Collection: Types of Territorials

Types of Territorials
Types of the Territorial Army wearing their various uniforms including the Highland Light Infantry (far left), Rifle Brigade and Royal Engineers

Background imageEngineers Collection: Apprentice Engineers

Apprentice Engineers
Apprentices at an Engineering training school in Leeds. Date: 1968

Background imageEngineers Collection: Popeye gets into position for the traction engine rally, on 13th June 1958

Popeye gets into position for the traction engine rally, on 13th June 1958, driven by Mr Jack Wakefield and Mr Stan Martin, both of Hetton-le-Hole

Background imageEngineers Collection: Breguet Dorand Gyroplane Laboratoire, 1933

Breguet Dorand Gyroplane Laboratoire, 1933 Date: 1933

Background imageEngineers Collection: St Helena - Jacobs Ladder (699 steps), Jamestown

St Helena - Jacobs Ladder (699 steps), Jamestown. In 1829, the Saint Helena Railway Company built an inclined-plane cableway on Saint Helena

Background imageEngineers Collection: Ancient Roman masterpiece, Roman Aqueduct crossing the Gardon River, Pont du Gard

Ancient Roman masterpiece, Roman Aqueduct crossing the Gardon River, Pont du Gard, Southern France, Heritage Site
View of Ancient Roman masterpiece, Roman Aqueduct crossing the Gardon River, Pont du Gard, Southern France, Heritage Site, UNESCO

Background imageEngineers Collection: IMechE Leeds meeting. Members ticket

IMechE Leeds meeting. Members ticket, 1859 Date: 1859

Background imageEngineers Collection: Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Cap badge, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Brass cap badge (the Kings Crown Shield) of REME, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Oval in shape, with a crown at the top, a pair of compasses at the centre

Background imageEngineers Collection: Foundation letter (1846) - Institution of mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Date: 1846

Foundation letter (1846) - Institution of mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Date: 1846

Background imageEngineers Collection: 1980 Italian GP

1980 Italian GP
AUTODROMO NAZIONALE MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 14: Alan Jones, Williams FW07B Ford, in the pits during the Italian GP at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 14, 1980 in Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Background imageEngineers Collection: Royal Engineers Building a Bridge, Thought to be at Colchest

Royal Engineers Building a Bridge, Thought to be at Colchester, Essex, England. Thought to be at Camberley. Date: 1910s

Background imageEngineers Collection: Mine and Countermine by Heath Robinson

Mine and Countermine by Heath Robinson
A tunnelling stand off between a British and German soldier with the German soldier eventually burrowing so deeply he falls out of the other side of the world. Date: 1915

Background imageEngineers Collection: Soldiers building pontoon bridge, Flanders, WW1

Soldiers building pontoon bridge, Flanders, WW1
Soldiers of the Royal Engineers building a pontoon bridge near Boesinghe, Flanders, during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageEngineers Collection: 1991 Australian GP

1991 Australian GP
ADELAIDE STREET CIRCUIT, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03: Nelson Piquet, Benetton B191 Ford, on the grid during the Australian GP at Adelaide Street Circuit on November 03, 1991 in Adelaide Street Circuit

Background imageEngineers Collection: The men who built the new Ravenglass and Eskdale locomotive, the Northern Rock

The men who built the new Ravenglass and Eskdale locomotive, the Northern Rock. Left to right, Ian Smith, David Clay and Ian Page on 26th May 1976

Background imageEngineers Collection: Testing of a vacuum by weight

Testing of a vacuum by weight / IMechE

Background imageEngineers Collection: Tandem tricycle

Tandem tricycle / IMechE

Background imageEngineers Collection: Advert for Festival of Britain constructional engineers

Advert for Festival of Britain constructional engineers
Advertisement for constructional engineers, Horseley Bridge and Thomas Piggott Ltd and Carter-Horseley (Engineers) Ltd, who built some of the structures for the Festival of Britain exhibition

Background imageEngineers Collection: Construction of Concorde

Construction of Concorde
Engineers and fitters work on a section of one of the wings of the first prototype Concorde, 001, at the St. Martin, Toulouse, plant of Sud-Aviation, France. Date: 1967

Background imageEngineers Collection: Concorde Construction

Concorde Construction
The first prototype Concorde, 001, taking shape at the St. Martin Sud-Aviation factory Toulouse, France. Date: 1967

Background imageEngineers Collection: Tupolev and Chelomei, Moscow, 1980

Tupolev and Chelomei, Moscow, 1980
Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev (1925-2001, left), Soviet aircraft designer, and Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomei (1914-1984, right), Soviet rocket engineer

Background imageEngineers Collection: Early telephone, historical artwork

Early telephone, historical artwork
Early telephone. Historical artwork of three men gathered around an early telephone. The man at right is talking into the speaking tube

Background imageEngineers Collection: Alley & Maclellan Engineers - Promotional Card

Alley & Maclellan Engineers - Promotional Card
Promotional Card for Alley & Maclellan Engineers of 139 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London. Engineers, Iron & Brass Founders and Shipbuilders

Background imageEngineers Collection: 1998 Canadian GP

1998 Canadian GP
CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE, CANADA - JUNE 07: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams FW20 Mecachrome, on the grid during the Canadian GP at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on June 07

Background imageEngineers Collection: Elegant stone bridge on the river Minnick, Galloway, Scotland, attributed to oman engineers

Elegant stone bridge on the river Minnick, Galloway, Scotland, attributed to oman engineers. Date: in 1908

Background imageEngineers Collection: The Ward combination turret lathe (b / w photo)

The Ward combination turret lathe (b / w photo)
6004162 The Ward combination turret lathe (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Ward combination turret lathe)

Background imageEngineers Collection: Advert, John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders, Leith, Scotland

Advert, John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders, Leith, Scotland
Advert for John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders and Engineers, Leith, Scotland. 1905

Background imageEngineers Collection: The St Pancras Ironwork Company (b / w photo)

The St Pancras Ironwork Company (b / w photo)
3650465 The St Pancras Ironwork Company (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The St Pancras Ironwork Company)

Background imageEngineers Collection: Engineers at Ironbridge Gorge Museum - first railway loco

Engineers at Ironbridge Gorge Museum - first railway loco
Engineers at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum with a working replica of the first railway locomotive in the world, which was designed by Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick and built in Coalbroakdale

Background imageEngineers Collection: Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1

Lance-Corporal Jarvis in Great War Deeds, WW1
Lance-Corporal Charles A Jarvis of the Royal Engineers, winning the Victoria Cross by fixing a firing charge for the demolition of a bridge, under heavy fire

Background imageEngineers Collection: In No Mans Land

In No Mans Land
" In No Mans Land: The Dread Territory Which Belongs to Neither German nor Briton" Royal engineers, working in the dark of No Mans Land to construct barbed wire barriers in front of British

Background imageEngineers Collection: Engineers laying a new electric cable at Croydon Airport

Engineers laying a new electric cable at Croydon Airport in March 1935. Among the aircraft in the background are Boulton & Paul P71A, G-ACOX, Boadicea, of Imperial Airways; Short L17, G-ACJJ



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"Engineers: Masters of Innovation and Bravery" From the Royal Logistic Corps to the United States Naval Construction Battalions, they have always been at the forefront of progress and courage. Their contributions span across various fields, leaving an indelible mark on history. One cannot forget the Rolls-Royce Merlin X / 10 Supercharged Piston Aero-Engine, a marvel that powered countless aircraft during World War II. Its ingenuity allowed pilots to soar through the skies with unmatched speed and precision. In Swindon, skilled engineers dedicated their talents to building diesel locomotives, revolutionizing transportation and connecting communities like never before. Their craftsmanship propelled nations forward on iron tracks. Even in times of conflict, engineers stood tall. Bruce Bairnsfather's WW1 cartoon "A Miner Success" depicted their unwavering determination amidst chaos—a testament to their resilience in adversity. The Churchill AVRE Tank in France during World War II showcased engineering prowess combined with military might. These machines were instrumental in overcoming obstacles and securing victory for allied forces. Joseph Whitworth's IMechE medal and invitation symbolize recognition for exceptional engineering achievements—an honor bestowed upon those who push boundaries and redefine possibilities. Tragedy struck when the Titanic sank, but we must remember the brave engineers who fought valiantly against all odds. Fourteen lives lost but forever remembered for their dedication till the very end. WW1 poster "Types of British Army" highlighted how diverse skills within engineer regiments contributed to overall military strength—each role crucial in its own way towards achieving victory on battlefields worldwide. Royal Engineers - British Army Regiment maneuvered through challenging terrains with skillful precision—building bridges where there were none, fortifying defenses when needed most—a force that shaped landscapes both physically and strategically. On Silverstone's race track, Mike Hawthorn raced fearlessly behind Vanwall's wheels—an embodiment of engineering excellence merged with sporting passion. A testament to engineers' ability to push boundaries beyond conventional limits.