Robert Sewell Clarke

Nov 1932 - Dec 2017
I will be posting more info on my dad soon.

Career: Robert Sewell Clarke



  • July 1948 – Joined the Army Apprentices College and commenced a three year course of study in general education and architectural draughtsmanship
  • Sept 1951 – Completed apprentice training and obtained the Army Certificate of Education 1st. Class and the trade rating of Draughtsman (Arch.) AIII
  • 1951 - 1952 Attended various Army courses in Field Engineering
  • 1952 Posted to Chief Engineer branch GHQ Middle East as a D’man (Arch). Fayid, Canal Zone Egypt
  • 1953 Posted to CRE Tripoli as D’man (Arch) in drawing office.
  • 1955 Attended upgrading course to D’man (Arch) AII at RSME Chatham, was successful and posted to CRE Minden BAOR as superintending D’man.
  • 1956 Posted to Chief Engineer branch drawing office Dusseldorf BAOR as senior draughtsman
  • 1957 – 1958 Attended upgrading course to D’man (Civil and Constructional) AI and on Successful completion left for CRE Singapore to take up the post of chief draughtsman
  • 1959 – 1961 Attended Clerk of Works course at RSME Chatham and attained a Superior standard suitable for appointment as a Clerk of Works (Construction) on the Establishment for Engineer Services
  • 1961 – 1964 Posted to CRE Malacca, Malaya
  • 1964 - Post to Depot Works Officer, MPBW Malacca, Malaya
  • 1964 – 1966 Posted to DWO Krefeld, MPBW BAOR
  • 1966 – 1968 Posted to Junior Leaders Regiment Royal Engineers Dover
  • 1968 – 1971 Posted to HQ RE I (British Corps) BAOR Bielfeld
  • 1971 – 1972 DCRE/DOE Nepal
  • 1972 – 1974 62 CRE (Const) USA & Norway
  • 1974 – 1975 UNFFI Cyprus
  • 1975 - Commissioned Lt
  • 1975 – 1976 325 Engineer Park NI - Rank: Captain
  • 1976 – 1978 Project Officer Airportability Section JATE
  • 1978 – 1980 GE 522 STRE BAOR
  • 1980 – 1983 PJOII B+CE PSA Dortmund - Rank: Major
  • 1983 – 1984 OPS Officer 64 CRE (Works) Kenya, Norway
  • 1984 Retired (PVR)
  • 31 Dec 1985 37 Years + service

Dad Rest In Peace 29th Dec 2017