REME Museum

Today I visited the REME Museum at Arborfield Garrison, where there is an exhibition of pictures and stories of the early days of REME when it was an army Remount Depot. The Remount Depot was a centre for training and preparation of horses for use in wartime before it became what it is today.At the start of the Great War, the estimated number of horses the government had to acquire was well over one million! Horses were commandeered from all walks of life. In those days horses cost about £55 which landed the country with a big bill.Some horses survived the war to enjoy a peaceful retirement thanks to the soldiers that had become attached to them. However many fell on the battlefields of France and Belgium.The café does a range of sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes. I opted for a jumbo hot dog and a diet coke (other brands available)