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Soldier first before all else, that is the REME way,
And there’s a price – a tragic price – that some are called to pay.
It’s not enough to use those skills as artisans to work
In maintenance and technicalities, and hope to shirk
The overriding reason why our soldiers pledge their all,
To fight, defending country and obeying duty’s call.
And where the British Army serves, at home, or distantly,
Then REME soldiers will be there, and by necessity
Will fight as equals, help, assist to bear their comrade’s load,
Share any deprivation or discomfort that affords.
And should they fall and ultimately be called on to pay
The highest price, then as always, that is the REME way.