Key Personalities

Captain James D Aubrey BEng IEng MIET MCMI

Assistant Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Military Assistant to the Master General REME & Corps Adjutant

Born in Herefordshire, Captain James Aubrey was educated at The John Kyrle High School and Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College before graduating with a BEng (Hons) in Computer and
Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 2012. He then attended RMA Sandhurst and commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 2013.

Following completion of the Military Systems Engineering Course (Land), he spent a short time as the Workshop Second in Command at 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC before assuming command of the Recovery Platoon and subsequently the Electronics Platoon in 1 Field Company, 5 Force Support Battalion REME. During his time at Platoon Command he planned and executed a PNCO & JCLM cadre as well as taking a team to the Army Operational Shooting Competition.

He was posted to Basra Company, 8 Training Battalion REME on the day of its formation as the Platoon Commander responsible for the Recovery Mechanic, Metalsmith, Technical Support Specialist and Aircraft Technician CEGs. After a few short weeks at Bordon he moved with the Battalion to MOD Lyneham and was influential in putting the REME’s stamp on the old RAF base including designing and commissioning the wall unveiled by HRH The Prince Philip when he officially
opened The Prince Philip Barracks.

From 8REME he posted to ES Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM in Aug 16 as the OC Forward Repair Group before a series of assignments saw him stepping up to Sqn 2ic in Apr 17 and Sqn OC in Jul 17.

Following CRAB1, Capt Aubrey assumed the role of OC LAD at CLR RM in Sep 17. During his time as OC LAD, he has deployed as 45 Cdo Battlegroup EME on Exercise BOLD ALLIGATOR 17 in the United States as well as supporting exercises in Albania, Oman, Norway, the Baltic States and the

Appointed as Corps Adjutant in Jul 2019, he also assumes the role of Military Assistant to the Master General REME and Assistant Equerry to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Captain Aubrey lives with his wife, Natasha, Head of English at a local secondary school, in Lyneham, Wiltshire. He enjoys running, cycling and DIY and hopes that the latter will assist him in his latest project of a complete house renovation.

Contact Details

Colonel K Hearty – Colonel REME Reserves

T: 01249 894510

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