Recent Publications

This is a list of recent publications covering a range of Engineer topics.

  • The Earthmover in Canadian Service - Cover
    Author: John Sliz

    “A bulldozer may be far more useful than a tank. The Eighth Army’s advance in Sicily would not have been possible without mechanical equipment, as in nearly every river crossing it was used to create diversions across the streams...

  • Author: John Silz

    Part of the plan for Operation Market Garden was for the Royal Engineers to assemble enough bridging and engineers to bridge every single river and canal from Joe's Bridge ( on the Bocholt-Herentals Canal outside the town of Neerpelt,...

  • Sand Searchers - cover
    Author: Tim MacCormac

    My motivation for writing this book originates from my interest to review my Armed Forces services, especially my tours of duty in Afghanistan in 2008 and 2011. My 2008 tour was unique because my direct involvement in warfare was my...

  • Toward Life's Sunset - Cover
    A Memoir by J. Ralph DeCoste
    Author: J. Ralph DeCoste

    My memoire, "Toward Life's Sunset," includes my family history, my military career including service in Korea and later years; my married life of over 63 years with Eva (Besse) DeCoste, my military career and my civilian career with the...

  • 50 Years of Airborne Sappers - Cover
    Author: LCol D.J.J. Foreman, OMM, CD (Ret'd)

    LCol D.J.J. Foreman, OMM, CD (Ret'd) has just published his second coffee table book “50 Years of Airborne Sappers” that you can...

  • Cover from an Original Painting by John Wynne Hopkins B .Ed. , G.Av.A. Militiary Aviation Artist John is a consummate Military Aviation Artist who served in the Rhodesian African Rifles during the Zimbabwe Independence conflict. His first commissions were for the 1st Battalion, Rhodesian Light Infantry, and the 1st Battalion, Rhodesian African Rifles.  John returned to Wales in 1982 where he taught as head of a school art department prior to early retirement to paint professionally.
    A Sapper's Poems and Short Stories
    Author: Major Bruce Sand, CD (Ret'd)

    As a military engineer officer, I served my entire working life as a soldier. It may seem odd to the reader that this limited-edition book is a collection of poems and short stories.  Most retired military authors write biographies,...

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    Le Corps Forestier Canadien du Groupe de Bordeaux Ou le plus important déploiement en France 1917 – 1919
    Author: David Devigne

    Avant-propos du major-général Sylvain Sirois​:

    Inspirant, divertissant, nécessaire.  Cet ouvrage, le résultat d'années de recherche, nous permet de découvrir un autre volet de la Grande Guerre.  Il y a bien sûr des...

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    The Adventures of Gerry Andrews
    Author: Jay Sherwood

    This is the story of LCol Gerald Smedley Andrews, a well-known RCE surveyor and mapper.  His Last Post entry has a...

  • Cover: Foundations by Tim Bermingham
    Author: Tim Bermington

    "Foundations" tells, in the authentic voice of the man who lived them, tales of the colourful men who worked for and with Bermingham Construction in the years from its founding in 1897 to the beginning of the Second World War.Bermingham...

  • Book cover - Two Years Below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946
    Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946
    Author: Major Andrew Taylor, CD

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    In "Two Years Below the Horn," engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to...