The Royal Engineers AFC – who play their home games near Brompton Barracks in Gillingham – beat Wanderers to lift the trophy in 1875 and were finalists in four of the first seven seasons of the competition.
And while the team’s fame may have diminished over the decades, Wednesday’s 6-1 thrashing of the Adjutant Generals Corps in the Woolwich Cup final proves they are still a footballing force to be reckoned with.
MidKent College is sponsoring the Royal Engineers for three years to enable the side to pay for kit, travel and other expenses.
RE director of football Captain Glen Lishman said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with MidKent College, which has proved invaluable this season in helping us achieve our aims.
“The Royal Engineers has a rich footballing history and we look forward to creating more memorable moments with the College by our side.”
MKC Training Services – a subsidiary company of MidKent College – is currently contracted to deliver £690 million worth of training at the Royal School of Military Engineering on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.
Based at Brompton Barracks, the RSME teaches the unique range of skills that are fundamental to a career in the Royal Engineers.
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