Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,676 pages of information and 235,204 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Royal Engineers Experimental Establishment

From Graces Guide

C.1918 A tank-bridging battalion of the Royal Engineers was formed at Christchurch

Post-WWI It became an experimental establishment.

Giffard Le Quesne Martel developed the Martel box girder bridge, which became the standard army girder bridge, replacing the more expensive, less adaptable tubular girder bridge, and the Royal Engineers' tank, predecessor of the AVRE (armoured vehicle Royal Engineers).[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of Giffard Le Quesne Martel, ODNB