In 1877 the Regiment transferred to a Special Reserve section of the Royal Engineers, which finally gave them a chance to serve overseas. The Regiment was embodied for the Boer War and three companies were sent to South Africa. There they carried out building, bridging and railway work. Railway transport became such an important part of the work of the Royal Engineers in the early part of the 20th century that a short section of track, with a locomotive, was added to the regimental training ground in Monmouth.

Pictured here are Captain C. H. Paynter, Lieutenant C. F. T. Galloway, and Lieutenant K. E. S. Digby.

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